בניין

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Etymology[edit]

Root
ב־נ־ה

From the root ב־נ־ה(b-n-). Compare Arabic بُنْيَان(bunyān, building).

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Noun[edit]

בניין \ בִּנְיָן (binyánm (plural indefinite בניינים \ בִּנְיָנִים‎, singular construct בניין \ בִּנְיַן־, plural construct בנייני \ בִּנְיְנֵי־‎)

  1. A building.
    כמה אנשים גרים בבניין?‎‎ ― káma anashím garím babinyán?How many people live in the building?
    • Ezekiel 42:5:
      וְהַלְּשָׁכוֹת הָעֶלְיוֹנֹת קְצֻרוֹת כִּי־יוֹכְלוּ אַתִּיקִים מֵהֵנָה מֵהַתַּחְתֹּנוֹת וּמֵהַתִּכֹנוֹת בִּנְיָן׃
      v'hal'shakhót ha'elyonót k'tsarót ki-yokh'lú atikím meihéna meihatakhtonót umeihatikhonót binyán.
      Now the upper chambers [were] shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.[1]
  2. Building, construction: the act of constructing.
    פועל בניין‎ ― po'él-binyána (male) construction worker
  3. (grammar) A conjugation pattern; a construction.
  4. (בִּנְיַן־‎, binyán-) Singular construct state form of בניין \ בִּנְיָן.

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