חיים

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ח־י־ה (ḥ-y-).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Israeli)
    (all senses except proper noun): IPA(key): /χaˈjim/
    (proper noun): IPA(key): /ˈχa.jim/ (due to influence from Yiddish)

Adjective[edit]

חַיִּים (khayímm pl

  1. living, alive: masculine plural of חַי

Noun[edit]

חַיִּים (khayím) m pl (plural construct form חַיֵּי) (plural only)

  1. life (period during which one is alive)
  2. life (state of being alive)

Proper noun[edit]

חַיִּים (kháyimm

  1. A male given name

Verb[edit]

חַיִּים (khayím)

  1. living, are living, live: masculine plural present participle and present tense of חי (khay).