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See also: עט






עֵת (etf (plural indefinite עיתים \ עִתִּים, singular construct עֵת־, plural construct עיתי \ עִתֵּי־) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. A time.
    • Ecclesiastes 3:1–2, with translation of the King James Version:
      לַכֹּל זְמָן וְעֵת לְכָל־חֵפֶץ תַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם׃ עֵת לָלֶדֶת וְעֵת לָמוּת עֵת לָטַעַת וְעֵת לַעֲקוֹר נָטוּעַ׃‎
      lakól z'mán v'ét l'khól-khéfets tákhat hashamáyim: et lalédet v'ét lamút et latá'at v'ét la'akór natúa:
      To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted; []
  2. A period of time, a season, an era.

Usage notesEdit

  • In current usage, the plural forms are commonly written either with or without a yud in the first syllable: both עיתים and עתים are common. In historical usage, only עתים is common.

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