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EtymologyEdit

Root
פ־נ־ה

לְ־(l'-, to, for) + פְּנֵי(p'néi, face of), the latter being the construct form of פָּנִים(paním, face).

PrepositionEdit

לִפְנֵי (lif'néi)

  1. Before, in advance of, prior to.
    דקה לפני הסוף‎ ― daká lif'néi hasófa minute before the end
    לפני שהגעת‎ ― lif'néi shehigá'at(a)before you arrived
  2. Before, in front of, facing.
    יורד לפני התיבה‎ ― yoréid lifnéi hateivágoing down in front of the ark
    מודה אני לפניך‎‎ ― modé aní l'fanéchaI give thanks before you
  3. Ago.
    לפני יומיים‎ ― lif'néi yomáyimtwo days ago
  4. (לְפָנַי, l'fanáy) Form of לִפְנֵי(lifnéy) including first-person singular personal pronoun as object.

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