בנו

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Preposition[edit]

בָּנוּ (bánu)

  1. Form of ב־ (b'-) including first-person plural personal pronoun as object.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ב־ו־ן in pa'al construction

Verb[edit]

בָּנוּ (bánu)

  1. third-person plural past of בָּן

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ב־נ־ה in pa'al construction

Verb[edit]

בָּנוּ (banú)

  1. (They) built: third-person plural past of בָּנָה

Etymology 4[edit]

בֵּן (ben, son) +‎ ־וֹ (-o, his, its)

Noun[edit]

בְּנוֹ (b'no)

  1. Singular construct form of בֵּן (bén)‎ with third-person singular personal pronoun as possessor: his/its son
  2. (poetic) Singular construct form of בֵּן (bén)‎.
    • Numbers 23:18, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      קוּם בָּלָק וּשְׁמָע הַאֲזִינָה עָדַי בְּנוֹ צִפֹּר
      Arise, Balak, and hear; give ear unto me, thou son of Zippor

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like other words that start with ב,‎ ג,‎ ד,‎ כ,‎ פ,‎ or ת, this term's initial letter takes a dagesh lene. In older texts, that dagesh is usually dropped when the word is preceded, in the same phrase, by a word ending in a mater lectionis; in modern texts, the dagesh is usually preserved even in such a case. Likewise, in older texts, the dagesh is always dropped when the word is prefixed by an indefinite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ or ל־‏, or by ו־‏; in modern speech, the dagesh is often preserved in such a case. (After the definite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ and ל־‏, and after the prefixes ה־‏,‎ מ־,‎ and ש־‏, there is a dagesh forte, as described in the usage notes for those prefixes.)

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