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AramaicEdit

NounEdit

מלך (transliteration needed)

  1. inflection of מלכא:
    1. absolute
    2. construct state

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
מ־ל־ך

From the root מ־ל־ך‎ , Proto-Semitic *malk-. Cognate to Arabic ملك(malik, king)

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NounEdit

מֶלֶךְ‏ (mélekhm (plural indefinite מְלָכִים‎, singular construct מֶלֶךְ־, plural construct מַלְכֵי־‎, feminine counterpart מַלְכָּה‎, Biblical Hebrew pausal form מֶלֶךְ) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. king
    • Exodus 1:17, with translation of the King James Version:
      [] וְלֹא עָשׂוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֲלֵיהֶן מֶלֶךְ מִצְרָיִם []
      [] v'ló asú ka'ashér dibér aleihén mélekh mitsráyim []
      [] and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them []
    • 1994, Doron Ben-Ami as Simba, The Lion King:
      היי דוד סקאר, כשאהיה מלך, מה אתה תהיה?‎‎
      Hey Dod Skar, kshe'éye mélech, ma atá tíye?
      Hey Uncle Scar, when I'm King, what'll that make you?

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VerbEdit

מָלַךְ (malákh) (pa'al construction)

  1. to rule

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Judeo-ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَلِك(malik).

NounEdit

מלך (malikunm

  1. king
    • Exodus 1:8 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      וקאם מלך גׄדיד עלי מצר מן לם ישאהד יוסף׃‎‎
      waqāma malikun jadīdun ʿalā miṣra man lam yušāhid yūsufa.
      And a new king arose over Egypt who had not witnessed Joseph.

YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew מֶלֶךְ‏(mélekh).

NounEdit

מלך (meylekhm, plural מלכים(melokhem)

  1. king
  2. (chess) king

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