במקום

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From בְּ- (b'-, in) and מְקוֹם (m'qóm, place-of).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

בִּמְקוֹם (bim'qóm)

  1. Instead of, in lieu of, in place of.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the above preposition.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

בִּמְקוֹם (bim'qóm)

  1. (colloquial) Instead.
Usage notes[edit]
  • While this adverb does exist, it's fairly colloquial, and rather limited in use; it can generally only be used at the end of a sentence. So, in the general case, the English adjective and adverb instead does not have an immediate Hebrew counterpart; rather, a phrase like במקומו (bim'qomó, in-place-of-him, in its stead) or במקום זה (bim'qóm zeh, in-place-of this, instead of this, instead) must be used.
  • Note that this adverb is pronounced differently from the preposition from which it derives; specifically, it is stressed on the first syllable rather than the last.

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From בְּ- (b'-, in) and הַמָּקוֹם (hammaqóm, the-place).

Adjective[edit]

בַּמָּקוֹם (bamakóm)

  1. In place, in its place, in order.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Syntactically, בַּמָּקוֹם is a prepositional phrase, not a true adjective; so, it does not inflect for gender or number.