כמה

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to Arabic كَمْ(kam).

Determiner[edit]

כַּמָּה ‎(káma)

  1. (interrogative) How much, how many.
    כמה אנשים גרים שם?káma anashím garím sham?How many people live there?
  2. Several.
    אכלנו כמה תמרים.akhálnu káma t'marím. — We ate several dates.

Adverb[edit]

כַּמָּה ‎(káma)

  1. How, how much, to what extent.
    כמה את אוהבת פיצה?káma at ohévet pítsa?How much do you love pizza?
    כמה זה גדול?káma ze gadól?How big is it?

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
כ־מ־הּ

Verb[edit]

כָּמַהּ ‎(kamáh) ‎(pa'al construction, infinitive לכמוה \ לִכְמֹהַּ, present כָּמֵהַּ, future יִכְמַהּ)

  1. to long, yearn
    • Psalms 63:2, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      אֱלֹהִים אֵלִי אַתָּה אֲשַׁחֲרֶךָּ צָמְאָה לְךָ נַפְשִׁי כָּמַהּ לְךָ בְשָׂרִי בְּאֶרֶץ־צִיָּה וְעָיֵף בְּלִי־מָיִם׃
      'elohím 'elí 'atá 'ashakharéka tsam'á l'khá nafshí kamáh l'khá v'sarí b'érets-tsiyá v'ayéf b'li-máyim.
      ʾĕlōhīm ʾēlī ʾattā ʾăšaḥărékkā ṣāməʾā ləḵā nap̄šī kāmah ləḵā ḇəśārī bəʾéreṣ-ṣiyyā wəʿāyēp̄ bəlī-mā́yim.
      O God, Thou art my God, earnestly will I seek Thee; my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, in a dry and weary land, where no water is.

Adjective[edit]

כָּמֵהַּ ‎(kaméah) ‎(feminine כְּמֵהָה, masculine plural כְּמֵהִים, feminine plural כְּמֵהוֹת)

  1. longing, yearning

Anagrams[edit]