אלמלא

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

לֵא(, not) +‎ אִלְמָ('ilma, but)

Conjunction[edit]

אִלְמָלֵא ('ilmalé)

  1. unless, if not
    לֹא הָיִיתִי נוֹסֵעַ לַהַצָּגָה אִלְמָלֵא רָכַשְׁתִּי כַּרְטִיס מִבְּעוֹד מוֹעֵד.‎‎
    I would not go to the show if I had not obtained a ticket in advance.
  2. without, were it not for
    הָיִיתִי נִכְשָׁל בַּמִּבְחָן אִלְמָלֵא הַיֶּדַע הָרַב שֶׁלִּי בְּעִבְרִית.‎‎
    I would have failed the test were it not for my great knowledge of Hebrew.