אחד

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾaḫað-.

Verb[edit]

אחד (transliteration needed)

  1. to hold, take, seize
  2. to shut, close

Hebrew[edit]

Hebrew cardinal numbers
א ב  > 
    Cardinal : אחד ('ekhád)
    Ordinal : רִאשׁוֹן (rishón)
Root
י־ח־ד

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾaḥad-.

Numeral[edit]

אֶחָד ('ekhádm (feminine אַחַת)

  1. (cardinal) one
    יֵשׁ לוֹ בֵּן אֶחָד וּשְׁתֵּי בָּנוֹת.‎‎ ― yésh ló bén 'ekhád ush'téi banót.He has one son and two daughters.
    רָאִיתָ יַלְדָּה אַחַת כָּאן?‎‎ ― ra'íta yaldá 'akhát kán?Have you seen a girl here?
    • Deuteronomy 6:4, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד׃‎
      sh'má' yisra'él YHVH 'elohéinu YHVH 'ekhád.
      šəmaʿ yiśrāʾēl YHWH ʾĕlōhḗnū YHWH ʾeḥāḏ.
      Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like adjectives, but unlike other cardinal numbers, אֶחָד follows its noun.
  • According to the Academy of the Hebrew language a feminine cardial number should be used when referring to an abstract number, e.g. in phone numbers, and also in every place where the word מִסְפָּר (mispár, number) can be used before the number, e.g. אוטובוס (מספר) אחת (otobús (mispár) akhát, bus (number) one).[1]

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Pronoun[edit]

אֶחָד ('ekhádm (construct אַחַד־, feminine אַחַת)

  1. one, one of
    אֶחָד מֵהֶם‎ ― 'ekhád mehémone of them
    אַחַד הַסְּפָרִים‎ ― 'akhád has'farímone of the books

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אֶחָד (ekhád, one).

Noun[edit]

אחד (ekhodm

  1. (Judaism) the Oneness of God