[b-hebrew] bi adoni

Yaakov Stein yaakov_s at rad.com
Wed Jul 4 15:24:07 EDT 2007


4 meanings have been given to the "bi" here:

1) bi = "in me", as a shortened form of bi ha'avon
    compare 1Sam25:24
2) bi is a shortened form of the Hebrew bevakasha = please
3) bi is a shortened form of the Aramaic b'i = supplication
4) bi is the wailing sound of a servant

BTW, when used towards G-d the form is bi adonai (plural form).

Y(J)S



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