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הוֹסִיף (hosíf) (hif'il construction, passive counterpart הוּסַף)

  1. To add (something) to (something else).
    למה לא הוסיפו מלפפון?‎
    láma ló hosífu m'laf'fón?
    Why didn't they add cucumber?
  2. (literary) To continue (to do something).
    • 1938, Nathan Alterman, Still the Tune Returns 7–8
      וכבשה ואיילת תהיינה עדות \ שליטפת אותן והוספת ללכת
      vekivsá veayelét tihiyená 'edót / shelitaf'tá otán vehosaftá lalékhet
      And a sheep and a doe will be witness / that you stroked them and continued to walk
  3. (archaic) Coordinated with another verb to indicate that the action of that verb "adds" in some way.
    • Genesis 25:1, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיֹּסֶף אַבְרָהָם וַיִּקַּח אִשָּׁה וּשְׁמָהּ קְטוּרָה׃‎
      vayósef avrahám vayikákh ishá ush'máh k'turá.
      Then again Abraham took [literally And Abraham added and took] a wife, and her name [was] Keturah.