אחד

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾaḫāð-.

Verb[edit]

אחד (transliteration needed)

  1. to hold, take, seize
  2. to shut, close

Hebrew[edit]

Numeral[edit]

אֶחָד (ekhád) (feminine אַחַת)

  1. One: the number one; used as a numeral.
    כביש מספר אחדk'vísh mispár ekhád ― Route #1
  2. One: being exactly one; used as an adjective.
    • c. 7th Century BCE, Deuteronomy 6:4:
      שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל ה׳ אֱלֹקֵינוּ ה׳ אֶחָד׃
      sh'má yisra'él H. elokéinu H. ekhád.
      Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:[1]
      Hear, O Israel: Hashem is our God, Hashem is the One and Only.[2]
    • אֶחָד וְאֵין יָחִיד כְּיִחוּדוֹ, נֶעְלָם וְגַם אֵין סוֹף לְאַחְדוּתוֹ
  3. One, a(n), this: used as an indefinite article or determiner.
    יש לא בן אחד ושתי בנות.yesh lo ben ekhád ush'téi banót. ― He has one son and two daughters.
    ראית ילד אחד כאן?ra'íta yéled ékhad kan? ― Have you seen a boy here?
  4. One: used as a pronoun.
    שמתי אחד במירה.sámti ékhad bam'girá. ― I put one in the drawer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like adjectives, but unlike other cardinal numbers, אֶחָד follows its noun.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Authorized King James translation (1611).
  2. ^ Rabbi Nosson Scherman et al. (trans. eds.), The Artscroll Series Stone Edition Tanakh, Mesorah Publications (1996), ISBN 0-88906-269-5.

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אֶחָד (ekhád, one).

Noun[edit]

אחד (ekhodm

  1. (Judaism) the Oneness of God