חיה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ח־י־ה

From Proto-Semitic *ḥay(aw)- ‎(animal). Cognate with Arabic حَيَوَان ‎(ḥayawān), Syrian Aramaic [script needed] ‎(ḥayū-t-) and Ugaritic [script needed] ‎(ḥwt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern/Israeli Hebrew)
    (animal, wild person, (present feminine singular) lives): IPA(key): /χaˈja/
    ((present feminine singular) lives): IPA(key): /ˈχa.ja/ (non standard)
    (proper noun): IPA(key): /ˈχa.ja/

Adjective[edit]

חייה \ חַיָּה ‎(khayá) f sg indef. (m sg indef. חַי; f pl חֵיוֹת)

  1. living, alive: feminine singular of חַי

Noun[edit]

חייה \ חָיָה ‎(khayáf (plural indefinite form חָיוֹת, singular construct form חיית \ חֲיַת־, plural construct form חֲיוֹת־)

  1. animal (organism other than man)
  2. animal (person who behaves wildly)

Proper noun[edit]

חייה \ חַיָּה ‎(kháyaf

  1. A female given name

Verb[edit]

חַיָּה ‎(khayá)

  1. living, lives: feminine singular present participle and present tense of חי ‎(khaya).