Last modified on 11 December 2014, at 04:13




אַתְּ (ʾatt)

  1. you (singular)
    את ישראלי?
    ʾāt yiśrᵊʾēlī?
    Are you Jewish/Israeli/an Israelite? (man)
    את ישראלית?
    ʾāt yiśrᵊʾēlīṯ?
    Are you Jewish/Israeli/an Israelite? (woman)


Etymology 1Edit



אֵת, אֶת־ (et, et-)

  1. Used to introduce a semantically definite direct object.
  2. (archaic) To, with.
Usage notesEdit
  • (used to introduce a direct object): In the event of a semantically indefinite direct object, את is simply dropped; no other preposition is used instead. Note that the choice to include or not include את is based on semantics rather than form; את is used when the direct object is a proper noun, or a personal pronoun (in which case it is incorporated into the form of את), or a noun phrase beginning with ה־ (ha-, the), or a noun phrase headed by a noun compound ending in one of these.
  • The two senses are inflected differently.
  • Furthermore, the inflected forms of the otherwise archaic sense “to” or “with” are still used, but now belong to the (suppletive) preposition עִם (im, with).

Etymology 2Edit


אַתְּ (át) (Biblical Hebrew pausal form אָתְּ f

  1. You: the feminine singular second-person personal pronoun.

Etymology 3Edit


אֹת (otm (plural אֹתֹת or אֹתוֹת)

  1. (rare, biblical) Defective spelling of אוֹת: sign.

Etymology 4Edit


אֵת (etm (plural indefinite form אִתִּים, singular construct form אֵת, plural construct form אִתֵּי)

  1. shovel
  2. spade

Usage notesEdit