כמה

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to Arabic كَمْ ‎(kam).

DeterminerEdit

כַּמָּה ‎(káma)

  1. (interrogative) How much, how many.
    כמה אנשים גרים שם?káma anashím garím sham?How many people live there?
  2. Several.
    אכלנו כמה תמרים.akhálnu káma t'marím. — We ate several dates.

AdverbEdit

כַּמָּה ‎(káma)

  1. How, how much, to what extent.
    כמה את אוהבת פיצה?káma at ohévet pítsa?How much do you love pizza?
    כמה זה גדול?káma ze gadól?How big is it?

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

כָּמַהּ ‎(kamáh) ‎(pa'al construction, infinitive לכמוה \ לִכְמֹהַּ, present כָּמֵהַּ, future יִכְמַהּ)

  1. to long, yearn
    • Psalms 63:2, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      אֱלֹהִים אֵלִי אַתָּה אֲשַׁחֲרֶךָּ צָמְאָה לְךָ נַפְשִׁי כָּמַהּ לְךָ בְשָׂרִי בְּאֶרֶץ־צִיָּה וְעָיֵף בְּלִי־מָיִם׃
      'elohím 'elí 'atá 'ashakharéka tsam'á l'khá nafshí kamáh l'khá v'sarí b'érets-tsiyá v'ayéf b'li-máyim.
      ʾĕlōhīm ʾēlī ʾattā ʾăšaḥărékkā ṣāməʾā ləḵā nap̄šī kāmah ləḵā ḇəśārī bəʾéreṣ-ṣiyyā wəʿāyēp̄ bəlī-mā́yim.
      O God, Thou art my God, earnestly will I seek Thee; my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, in a dry and weary land, where no water is.

AdjectiveEdit

כָּמֵהַּ ‎(kaméahm sg indef. (f sg indef. כְּמֵהָה, m pl indef. כְּמֵהִים, f pl indef. כְּמֵהוֹת)

  1. longing, yearning

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