בית

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See also: בי״ת

Aramaic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

בֵּית (bēṯ)

  1. construct form of בַּיְתָא(bayṯā)

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

בֵּית (bēṯ)

  1. beth, the second letter of the Aramaic alphabet.

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ב־י־ת

From Proto-Semitic *bayt-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

בַּיִת (báyitm (plural indefinite בָּתִּים‎, singular construct בֵּית־, plural construct בָּתֵּי־‎, Biblical Hebrew pausal form בָּיִת) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. house
  2. stanza (part of a poem or song)
  3. (with definite article) Temple
    • 1170 CE, Maimonides, Mishneh Torah:
      וְרִבִּי יוֹחָנָן חִבַּר הַתַּלְמוּד הַיְּרוּשְׁלְמִי בְּאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל אַחַר חָרְבַּן הַבַּיִת בְּקֵרוּב מִשְּׁלוֹשׁ מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה.‎‎
      weribbi yoḥanan ḥibbar hattalmuḏ hayyerushelemi beʾereṣ yisraʾel aḥar ḥorban habbayiṯ beqeruv missholosh meʾoṯ shana
      And Rabbi Yochanan compiled the Jerusalem Talmud in Eretz Yisrael after the destruction of the Temple, near the 3rd century.
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Yiddish: בית(beys)
    • Alemannic German: Beiz
    • German: Beiz
References[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

בֵּית (béytf

  1. Alternative form of בי״ת

Proper noun[edit]

הַבַּיִת (habáyitm

  1. Clipping of בֵּית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English byte, by similarity to בַּיִת(báyit, house).

Noun[edit]

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בַּיִת (báyitm (plural indefinite בָּתִּים‎)

  1. byte

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew בֵּית‎.

Noun[edit]

בית (beysm or f

  1. beth (second letter of the Hebrew script)
  2. (in compounds) house

Descendants[edit]

  • Alemannic German: Beiz
  • German: Beiz