גוי

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גּוֹי ‎(goim ‎(plural indefinite גּוֹיִים \ גּוֹיִם, singular construct גּוֹי־, feminine counterpart גּוֹיָה)

  1. (Biblical Hebrew) A nation.
    • Genesis 12:2, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וְאֶעֶשְׂךָ לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ וֶהְיֵה בְּרָכָה׃
      v'e'es'khá l'gói gadól va'avarekh'khá va'agad'lá sh'mékha vehyé b'rakhá.
      wəʾeʿeśəḵā ləḡōy gāḏōl waʾăḇāreḵəḵā waʾăḡaddəlā šəméḵā wehyē bərāḵā.
      And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
  2. (Mishnaic and Modern Hebrew) A (male) gentile, goy, non-Jew.

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From Hebrew גוי.

Noun[edit]

גוי ‎(goym, plural גויים ‎(goyem)

  1. gentile, non-Jew

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