מת

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root מ־ו־ת (m-w-t) in the pa`al conjugation. The adjective extends from the participle. Cognate with Arabic مَاتَ (māta).

Adjective[edit]

מֵת (métm sg indef. (f sg indef. מֵתָה, m pl indef. מֵתִים, f pl indef. מֵתוֹת)

  1. Dead, having died.
  2. (Intensifier) very much, completely (as in dead tired).
    אֲנִי עָיֵיף מֵתaní ayéf mét ― I'm dead tired
    אֲנִי מֵת לִרְאוֹת אוֹתָה הַלַּילָהaní mét lir'ót otáh haláyla ― I'm dying to see her tonight

Verb[edit]

מֵת (met) (pa'ál construction)

  1. To die.
  2. Masculine singular present participle and present tense of מת (met).
  3. To be crazy or mad about something.
    אֲנִי מֵת עַל שוֹקוֹלָדaní met al shokolád ― I'm mad about chocolate

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