מלך

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Aramaic[edit]

Noun[edit]

מלך ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. absolute form of מלכא
  2. construct form of מלכא

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
מ־ל־ך

From the root מ־ל־ך , Proto-Semitic *malk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

מֶלֶךְ‏ ‎(mélekhm ‎(plural indefinite מְלָכִים, singular construct מֶלֶךְ־, plural construct מַלְכֵי־, feminine counterpart מַלְכָּה, Biblical Hebrew pausal form מֶלֶךְ) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. king
    • Exodus 1:17:
    • Numbers 1:17, with translation of the King James Version:
      [] 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 []

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Verb[edit]

מָלַךְ ‎(malákh) ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. to rule

Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَلِك ‎(malik).

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 ‎(melokhem)

  1. king

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