לחי

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Hebrew[edit]

Noun[edit]

לְחִי or לֶחִי (lekhí or lékhif (plural indefinite לְחָיַיִם‎, singular construct לְחִי־, plural construct לְחָיֵי־‎)

  1. a cheek
  2. jaw (of a tool)
    • Judges 15:17, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וַיְהִי כְּכַלֹּתוֹ לְדַבֵּר וַיַּשְׁלֵךְ הַלְּחִי מִיָּדוֹ וַיִּקְרָא לַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא רָמַת לֶחִי׃‎‎
      Va-yhí k'khalotó l'dabér va-yashlékh ha-l'ḥi mi-yadó va-yiqrá la-maqóm ha-hu Ramát Léḥi.
      And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand; and that place was called Ramath-lehi.
  3. (Talmudic Hebrew, Jewish law) doorpost
    • a. 217 C.E., Mishnah, Eruvin 1:2:
      הֶכְשֵׁר מָבוֹי, בֵּית שַׁמַּאי אוֹמְרִים, לֶחִי וְקוֹרָה, וּבֵית הִלֵּל אוֹמְרִים, לֶחִי אוֹ קוֹרָה. רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר אוֹמֵר, לְחָיַיִן.‎‎
      Hekhshér mavóy, beit Shamái omrím, leḥi v-qorá, u-veit Hillél omrím, leḥi o qorá. Rábbi Eli'ézer omér, leḥayáyin.
      Of the fitness of an entryway, the House of Shammai says, "A doorpost and a beam," and the house of Hillel says, "A doorpost or a beam." Rabbi Eliezer says, "Two doorposts."

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  • English: lechi

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