כל

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See also: כּל

Aramaic[edit]

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Particle[edit]

כל

  1. all, every, whole

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Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Israeli) IPA(key): /kol/

Noun[edit]

כֹּל (kólm, f (singular construct form כָּל)

  1. All, whole, entirety, everything; found almost exclusively in singular definite and singular construct forms; used to translate English all, each, every, everything, and so on.
    לכל אחד יש משהו שחשוב לו.
    l'khol ekhad yesh mashehu shekhashuv lo.
    (literally) To-all-of one there-is something that-important to-him.
    Everyone has something that's important to them.
    • Ancient blessing,
      ברוך אתה ד׳ אלוקינו מלך העולם, שהכל נהיה בדברו.
      barúkh ata [hashém] elokéinu mélekh ha`olám, shehakól nihyé bid'varó.
      (literally) blessed you Lord god-of-us king-of the-world, that-the-all becomes in-word-of-him.
      Blessed are you, Lord our god, king of the world, whose word creates everything.
    • c. 1800, Nachman of Breslov,
      כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאוד, והעיקר לא לפחד כלל.
      kol ha'olam kulo gesher tsar m'od, v'ha'ikar lo l'fakhed k'lal.
      (literally) All-of the-world all-of-it bridge narrow very, and-the-main-thing not to-have-fear at-all.
      The entire world is a very narrow bridge, and the main thing is not to have any fear at all.
  2. (כָּל, kól) singular construct form of כֹּל‎: all of

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is most commonly found its construct form, כל (kol, all-of). When this is the case, all agreement — gender, number, person — is with the following noun. For example, כולנו (kulánu, all-of-us, everyone) is plural, first-person, and usually masculine (but it will be feminine if it's referring to a specific group, all of whose members are women).

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