מת

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
מ־ו־ת

From the root מ־ו־ת ‎(m-w-t) in the pa`al conjugation. The adjective extends from the participle. Cognate with Arabic مَاتَ ‎(māta).

Adjective[edit]

מֵת ‎(métm ‎(feminine מֵתָה, masculine plural מֵתִים, feminine plural מֵתוֹת)

  1. Dead, having died.
  2. (Intensifier) very much, completely (as in dead tired).
    אֲנִי עָיֵיף מֵת‎ ― aní ayéf mét ― I'm dead tired
    אֲנִי מֵת לִרְאוֹת אוֹתָהּ הַלַּילָה‎ ― aní mét lir'ót otáh haláyla ― I'm dying to see her tonight

Verb[edit]

מֵת ‎(met) ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. To die.
  2. Masculine singular present participle and present tense of מת ‎(met).
  3. To be crazy or mad about something.
    אֲנִי מֵת עַל שוֹקוֹלָד‎ ― aní met al shokolád ― I'm mad about chocolate

Hyponyms[edit]


Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מֵת ‎(mét, dead person).

Noun[edit]

מת ‎(meysm, plural מתים ‎(meysem)

  1. dead person

Related terms[edit]