See also: ־יש

Hebrew edit

Etymology edit

Related to Aramaic אִית (ʾīṯ). Compare Arabic لَيْسَ (laysa, to not be, there is not).

Pronunciation edit

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Adverb edit

יֵשׁ (yésh)

  1. there is or are; there exist(s); see usage notes below.
    יש פה…yesh pothere is/are here...
    יש פה משהוyesh po máshehuthere's something here
  2. (with לְ־ (l'-, to)) someone/something has; see usage notes below.
    לדוד יש אומץ.L’david yésh ómets.David has courage.
  3. (with an infinitive) It is important or necessary (to do something).

Usage notes edit

  • This is a very common word that does not have a single simple English counterpart. It is however equivalent in meaning to есть in Russian. For a more comprehensive discussion of the grammar of this word, see the "Modern Hebrew grammar" article in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Inflection edit

Antonyms edit

Derived terms edit

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Interjection edit

יש!‏ (yésh!)

  1. Yes: used to express triumph or delight.

Noun edit

יֵשׁ (yéshm

  1. (philosophy, uncountable) Being, existence.
  2. (countable) Being, entity.

Antonyms edit

Mozarabic edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin es. Compare Aragonese and Asturian yes, Portuguese és.

Verb edit

יש ()

  1. be (second-person singular present indicative)
    • c. 1100, Kharja H2, section 1:
      גאר שיש דבינה
      gʔr š dbynh
      Tell (me) if you are a fortune-teller

Yiddish edit

Etymology 1 edit

Abbreviation of יין שׂרף (yayen soref), from Hebrew יַיִן (yáyin) + שרף.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

יש (yashm

  1. liquor, especially brandy or whisky

Etymology 2 edit

From Hebrew יש (yesh, there is).

Noun edit

יש (yeshm

  1. entity, being, something substantial