בא

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ב־ו־א (b-v-').

Verb[edit]

בָּא (ba) (pa'ál construction)

  1. To come.
  2. Used in expressing a desire or impulse, or lack thereof.
    בא לך לטייל קצת?
    ba l'khá/lakh l'tayél ktzat?
    (literally) [Does it] come to you to tour a bit?
    (idiomatically) Do you feel like going for a walk?
  3. (only in imperative mood) To let us; used with the first-person-plural future-tense form of a verb to produce its cohortative.
    בוא נדבר על זה מחר.
    bo n'dabér al ze makhár.
    (literally) Come we'll talk about this tomorrow.
    (idiomatically) Let's talk about this tomorrow.

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Adjective[edit]

בָּא (bam sg indef. (f sg indef. בָּאָה, m pl indef. בָּאִים, f pl indef. בָּאוֹת)

  1. Coming, next, upcoming.
    • (Can we date this quote?) “Bashana Haba'a” (Israeli folk-song):
      בשנה הבאה נשב על המרפסת ונספור ציפורים נודדות.
      bashaná haba'á neshév al hamirpéset v'nispór tziporím nod'dót.
      Next year we'll sit on the porch and count the migrating birds.

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