שמונה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
שׁ־מ־ן

From Proto-Semitic *θamāniy-.

Numeral[edit]

שְׁמוֹנָה (sh'monám (construct שְׁמוֹנַת־‎, feminine שְׁמוֹנֶה)

  1. eight

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Modern Hebrew, when the numbers three through ten modify a definite masculine noun and are directly preceding it, the construct form is used:
    שְׁמוֹנָה סְפָרִים‎ ― sh'moná s'farímeight books
    שְׁמוֹנַת הַסְּפָרִים‎ ― sh'monát has'farímthe eight books
  • The construct form is not used for higher numbers ending in eight, such as twenty-eight:
    עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמוֹנָה הַסְּפָרִים‎ ― 'esrím ush'moná has'farímthe twenty-eight books
  • In colloquial Modern Hebrew, the form שְׁמוֹנֶה (shmóne) is often used regardless of gender.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

שְׁמוֹנֶה (sh'moné)

  1. feminine of שְׁמוֹנָה