מלך

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From מ־ל־ך, Proto-Semitic *malk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (מֶלֶךְ, mélekh):
    • (Modern Israeli) IPA(key): /ˈme.leχ/
  • (מָלַךְ, malákh):
    • (Modern Israeli) IPA(key): /maˈlaχ/

Noun[edit]

מֶלֶךְ‏ (mélekhm (plural indefinite form מְלָכִים, singular construct form מֶלֶךְ, plural construct form מַלְכֵי; feminine counterpart מַלְכָּה)

  1. king
    • Exodus 1:17:
      [] וְלֹא עָשׂוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֲלֵיהֶן מֶלֶךְ מִצְרָיִם []
      [] v'ló asú ka'ashér dibér aleihén mélekh mitsráyim []
      [] and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them [] [1]

Verb[edit]

מָלַךְ (malákh) (pa'ál construction)

  1. to rule

References[edit]

  1. ^ Authorized King James translation (1611).

Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَلِكٌ (malikun).

Noun[edit]

מלך (malikunm

  1. king
    • Exodus 1:8 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      וקאם מלך גׄדיד עלי מצר מן לם ישאהד יוסף׃
      waqāma malikun jadīdun ʿalā miṣra man lam yušāhid yūsufa.
      And a new king arose over Egypt who had not witnessed Joseph.

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מֶלֶךְ‏ (mélekh).

Noun[edit]

מלך (meylekhm, plural מלכים (mlokhem)

  1. king

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