The Alternative Hebrew Dictionary: ־ה

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־ה 〈־h〉
preposition: {{head}}
  1. (no longer productive) to, toward, in the direction of, -ward
    • {{RQ:Tanach}} וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הַבָּאִים מִצְרָיְמָה, אֵת יַעֲקֹב אִישׁ וּבֵיתוֹ בָּאוּ: 〈wĕʼélėh şĕ̌mwòţ bĕ̇néy yişĕ̂ráʼél habá̇ʼiym miẕĕráyĕmáh, ʼéţ yaʻàqòb ʼiyş̌ ẇbéyţwò bá̇ʼẇ:〉 V'éle sh'mót b'néi yisra'él haba'ím mitsráyma, et-ya'akóv ísh uveitó bá'u. Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
  2. (colloquial, no longer productive) at, located in the direction of
  • In modern non-poetic use, this postposition is mostly used only with inherently directional nouns (such as in שמאלה 〈şmʼlh〉, from שמאל 〈şmʼl〉), and in a few fixed expressions (such as הביתה 〈hbyţh〉).
Synonyms: (to, toward) ל־ 〈l־〉, אל 〈ʼl〉, בכיוון 〈bkywwn〉
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (archaic) her, it: he
    • Genesis 2:15: וַיַּנִּחֵהוּ בְגַן-עֵדֶן, לְעָבְדָהּ וּלְשָׁמְרָהּ 〈wayȧni̇ẖéhẇ bĕgan-ʻéden, lĕʻábĕdá ẇlĕşá̌mĕrá He placed him in the Garden of Eden to work it and to guard it
  2. her, it: he
    • Ruth 1:22: וַתָּשָׁב נָעֳמִי, וְרוּת הַמּוֹאֲבִיָּה כַלָּתָהּ עִמָּהּ 〈waţá̇şá̌b náʻomiy, wĕrẇţ haṁwòʼàbiyá̇h kalá̇ţáḣ ʻimá̇ Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her
  3. (now formal) her, its: he
    • 2 Samuel 13:19: וַתִּקַּח תָּמָר אֵפֶר עַל-רֹאשָׁהּ 〈waţi̇qȧẖ ţá̇már ʼéper ʻal-ròʼşá̌ Tamar took ashes on her head
    • Ruth 1:22: וַתָּשָׁב נָעֳמִי, וְרוּת הַמּוֹאֲבִיָּה כַלָּתָהּ עִמָּהּ 〈waţá̇şá̌b náʻomiy, wĕrẇţ haṁwòʼàbiyá̇h kalá̇ţá ʻimá̇ḣ〉 Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her
Synonyms: (of a verb) {{he-onym}}; (archaic) {{he-onym}}, (archaic) {{he-onym}}, (of a noun) {{he-onym}}
suffix: {{head}}
  1. used in feminine singular forms of most adjectives פשוט 〈pşwt〉פשוטה 〈pşwth〉
  2. used in singular indefinite and definite forms of many or most feminine nouns טיסה 〈tysh〉 דוד 〈dwd〉דודה 〈dwdh〉
  3. used in many female given names דניאל 〈dnyʼl〉דניאלה 〈dnyʼlh〉
  4. used in feminine singular present participle and present tense forms of certain verbs שם 〈şm〉שמה 〈şmh〉
  5. used in third-person feminine singular past tense (suffix conjugation) forms of most verbs הלך 〈hlk〉הלכה 〈hlkh〉
  6. used to add emphasis to certain future-tense and imperative verb-forms קוּם 〈qẇm〉קוּמָה 〈qẇmáh〉
Synonyms: (in adjectives) ־ת 〈־ţ〉, (in nouns) ־ת 〈־ţ〉, ־ית 〈־yţ〉, ־ות 〈־wţ〉, (in present-tense verbs) ־ת 〈־ţ〉

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