תשעה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ת־שׁ־ע

From Proto-Semitic *tišʿ-.

Numeral[edit]

תִּשְׁעָה (tish'ám (construct תִּשְׁעַת־, feminine תֵּשַׁע)

  1. (cardinal) nine

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:
    תִּשְׁעָה סְפָרִים‎ ― tish'á s'farímnine books
    תִּשְׁעַת הַסְּפָרִים‎ ― tish'át has'farímthe nine books
  • The construct form is not used for higher numbers ending in nine, such as twenty-nine:
    עֶשְׂרִים וְתִשְׁעָה הַסְּפָרִים‎ ― 'esrím v'tish'á has'farímthe twenty-nine books
  • In colloquial Modern Hebrew, the form תֵּשַׁע (té(i)sha') is often used regardless of gender.