לכי

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

לְכִי (l'chi)

  1. feminine singular imperative of הָלַךְ
    • 1 Kings 14:12, with translation of the King James Version
      וְאַתְּ קוּמִי לְכִי לְבֵיתֵךְ
      v'at kúmi l'chi l'vetéch
      Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house

Verb[edit]

לֵכִי (léchi)

  1. pausal feminine singular imperative of הָלַךְ
    • Exodus 2:8, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַתֹּאמֶר לָהּ בַּת פַּרְעֹה לֵכִי וַתֵּלֶךְ הָעַלְמָה
      vatómer lah bat par'ó léchi vatélech haalmá
      And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went

Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

לכי (lach)

  1. (rare biblical spelling) Alternative spelling of לָךְ.
    • 2 Kings 4:2, with translation of the King James Version:
      ויאמר אליה אלישע מה אעשה לך הגידי לי מה יש לכי בבית ותאמר אין לשפחתך כל בבית כי אם אסוך שמן
      vayómer eléha elishá ma eesé lach hagídi li ma yesh lach babáyit vatómer en l'shifchat'chá kol babáyit ki im asúch shámen
      And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
    • Song of Songs 2:13:
      קומי לכי רעיתי יפתי ולכי לך
      kúmi lach ra'yatí yafatí ul'chí lach

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Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic لِكَيْ (likay).

Conjunction[edit]

לכי (likay)

  1. so that, in order that
    • Exodus 10:1 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      תׄם קאל אללה למוסי אדכׄל אלי פרעון פאני קד קוית קלבה וקלב קואדה לכי אחל אפאתי הדׄה בהם׃
      ṯumma qāla llāhu limūsā dḵul ʾilā firʿawna faʾinnī qad qawwaytu qalbahu waqalba quwwādihi likay ʾuḥilla ʾāfātī hāḏihi bahum.
      Then God said to Moses: Come to Pharaoh for I have just strengthened his heart and the the heart of his commanders so that I might set upon them these my plagues.