ביותר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From בְּ־ (b'-) + יותר (yotér).

Adverb[edit]

ביותר (b'yotér)

  1. (with a definite adjective) Most.
    אוורסט הוא ההר הגבוה ביותר בעולם.éverest hu hehár hagavóah b'yotér ba`olám. — Mount Everest is the tallest (=most tall) mountain on Earth.
  2. (with an indefinite adjective) Quite, most.
    אוורסט הוא הר גבוה ביותר.éverest hu hár gavóah b'yotér. — Mount Everest is quite a tall mountain.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (most): This adverb is comparatively formal, the synonymous adverb הכי (hakhí) being comparatively informal.
  • (most): This adverb is often left implied:
    אוורסט הוא ההר הגבוה בעולם.éverest hu hehár hagavóah ba`olám. — Mount Everest is the tall mountain on Earth.
  • (quite): This adverb is comparatively formal, various synonymous adverbs (such as מאד (m'ód) and נורא (norá)) being more common in informal contexts.