כדי

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See also: כּדי

Aramaic[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

כדי ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. when

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

כְּ־(k', as) +‎ דַּי(day, sufficient)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /keˈdej/ (Modern Hebrew)

Adverb[edit]

כְּדֵי ‎(k'de)

  1. in order: specifies a purpose

(Can we add an example for this sense?)

Usage notes[edit]

Followed by לְ־(l-, to), meaning "in order to", or שֶׁ־(she-, that), meaning "in order that".

Preposition[edit]

כְּדֵי ‎(k'de)

  1. sufficient or appropriate for, sufficiently or appropriately for
    אָכַל כְּדֵי צָרְכּוֹ‎ ― achál k'de tsorkó ― he ate so as to suffice for his need
    כְּדֵי שְׁתִיַת רְבִיעִית‎ ― k'de sh'tiyát r'viítsufficient [time] for the drinking of a quarter[-log]
    • Deuteronomy 25:2, with translation of Aryeh Kaplan:
      וְהִפִּילוֹ הַשֹּׁפֵט וְהִכָּהוּ לְפָנָיו כְּדֵי רִשְׁעָתוֹ בְּמִסְפָּר
      v'hipiló hashofét v'hikáhu l'fanav k'de rish'ató b'mispár
      the judge shall make him lean over, and have him flogged with a fixed number of lashes for his crime.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

כְּדַי ‎(k'dái)

  1. Alternative spelling of כְּדַאי