לפני

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

לְ־ (l'-, to, for) + פְּנֵי (p'néi, face of), the latter being the construct form of פָּנִים (paním, face).

Preposition[edit]

לִפְנֵי (lif'néi)

  1. Before, in advance of, prior to.
    דקה לפני הסוףdaká lif'néi hasóf ― a minute before the end
    לפני שהגעתlif'néi shehigá'at(a)before you arrived
  2. Before, in front of, facing.
    יורד לפני התיבהyoréid lifnéi hateivá(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    מודה אני לפניךmodé aní l'fanécha ― I give thanks before you
  4. Ago.
    לפני יומייםlif'néi yomáyim ― two days ago
  5. (לְפָנַי, l'fanáy) Form of לִפְנֵי (lifnéy) including first-person singular personal pronoun as object.

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