עלי

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From עלה "lofty." Compare Arabic عَلِيّ ‎(ʿaliyy, Ali).

Proper noun[edit]

עֵלִי ‎('eli)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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.