לפני

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
פ־נ־ה

לְ־ (l'-, to, for) + פְּנֵי (p'néi, face of), the latter being the construct form of פָּנִים (paním, face).

Preposition[edit]

לִפְנֵי (lif'néi)

  1. Before, in advance of, prior to.
    דקה לפני הסוף‎ ― daká lif'néi hasófa minute before the end
    לפני שהגעת‎ ― lif'néi shehigá'at(a)before you arrived
  2. Before, in front of, facing.
    יורד לפני התיבה‎ ― yoréid lifnéi hateivá(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    מודה אני לפניך‎ ― modé aní l'fanéchaI give thanks before you
  4. Ago.
    לפני יומיים‎ ― lif'néi yomáyimtwo days ago
  5. (לְפָנַי, l'fanáy) Form of לִפְנֵי (lifnéy) including first-person singular personal pronoun as object.

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