הגיע

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
נ־ג־ע

Verb[edit]

הִגִּיעַ ‎(higía) ‎(hif'il construction)

  1. to arrive, to get, to reach
    הִגַּעְתֶּם לְשָׁם?higa'atém l'shám?Have you gotten there?
    • Passover Haggadah:
      [] עַד שֶׁבָּאוּ תַלְמִידֵיהֶם וְאָמְרוּ לָהֶם: "רַבּוֹתֵינוּ, הִגִּיעַ זְמַן קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע שֶׁל שַׁחֲרִית!"
      [] 'ad shebá'u talmideihém v'am'rú lahém: "rabotéinu, higía' z'mán k'ri'át sh'má' shel shakharít!"
      [] ʿaḏ šebbā́ʾū ṯalmīḏēhem wəʾāmərū lāhem: "rabbōṯḗnū, higgī́aʿ zəman qərīʾaṯ šəmaʿ šel šaḥărīṯ!"
      [] until their students came and said to them: “Our teachers, the time has arrived for the morning recital of the Shema!”
  2. to be deserved

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Usage notes[edit]

  • English arrive typically uses similar prepositions to those of be: “be/arrive in a country”, “be/arrive at home” (or “be/arrive home”), and so on. By contrast, Hebrew הִגִּיעַ typically uses similar prepositions (and postpositions) to those of הָלַךְ ‎(halákh, to walk, to go): “הלך/הגיע למדינה”, ‎ “הלך/הגיע לבית” (or “הלך/הגיע הביתה”), and so on.

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