See also: בּין

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HebrewEdit

Root
ב־י־ן

EtymologyEdit

Compare Arabic بَيْنَ(bayna) and Aramaic 𐡁𐡉𐡍(bēn).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

בֵּין (bein)

  1. Between, among, amid.
    • a. 400 BCE, Exodus 31:17:
      בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹת הִוא לְעֹלָם []
      beiní uvéin b'néi yisra'él 'ot hi l'olám []
      It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: [] [1]
    • (Can we date this quote?) prayer said at Havdalah:
      ברוך אתה [] המבדיל בין קודש לחול, בין אור לחושך, בין ישראל לעמים, בין יום השביעי לששת ימי המעשה.
      barúkh atá [] hamavdíl bein kódesh l'khól, bein or l'khóshekh, bein yisra'él la'amím, bein yom hash'vi'í l'shéshet y'méi hama'asé.
      Blessed are You [] who distinguish between holy and profane, between light and darkness, between Israel and the nations, between the seventh day (Saturday) and the six days of creation.
    • 2009 November 16, דליה מזורי (Dalia Mazori), “בקרוב: כביש 1 ייסגר למשאיות בשעות הבוקר” (“Soon: Highway 1 closed to trucks in the morning”), in מעריבnrg:
      [] תיאסר נסיעת משאיות במשקל של יותר מ-12 טון, בקטע שבין שער הגיא ומחלף שורש לירושלים בין השעות 06:30 עד 09:30.
      [] tei'asér n'si'át masa'iyót b'mishkál shel yotér mi-12 ton, bakéta shebein shá'ar hagái umekhláf shóresh lirushaláyim bein hasha'ót 06:30 ad 09:30.
      [] Passage of trucks over 12 tons will be forbidden in the section [of Highway 1] between [at one end of the section] Sha'ar HaGai and Shoresh and [at the other end] Jerusalem between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30 AM.

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • A variety of terms may separate the two elements introduced by בין. The most common is probably ל־(l'-, to) — as in, bein X l'-Y — but the above quotations also demonstrate ובין(uvéin, and between) and עד(ad, until), and לבין(l'véin, to between) and ו־(v'-, and) exist as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Authorized King James translation (1611).

AnagramsEdit


YiddishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German bini. Compare German Biene.

NounEdit

בין (binf, plural בינען(binen)

  1. bee

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

בין (bin)

  1. First-person singular present of זײַן(zayn).