עלי

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ע־ל־ה

From Proto-Semitic *ʿall-, *ʿaly- (high; height, elevation), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ʿal-, *ʿVl(ay)- (to be high, tall; to rise; mountain).

Related to Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy, to be high, exalted; Ali (exalted one)).

Proper noun[edit]

עֵלִי ('eli)

  1. Eli, an Israelite high priest.
  2. A male given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ע־ל־ה

Cognate to Arabic عَلَى(ʿalā).

Preposition[edit]

עֲלֵי ('aléi)

  1. (biblical, poetic) Alternative form of עַל('al)

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Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَلَى(ʿalā).

Preposition[edit]

עלי (ʿalā)

  1. on, upon, over
    • 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.