חי

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Hebrew[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From חיה

Adjective[edit]

חַי (kháym sg indef.

  1. alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively: - + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life, lifetime, maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
  2. living, live
  3. lively

Verb[edit]

חַי (kháy) (pa'ál construction)

  1. to live

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • גר (gar), while חי can describe living in both senses, existence and residency, גר defines only the latter.

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