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The 400 Most Frequently Occuring Hebrew Words

Number 9

kiy - say this like English "key".

"kiy" occurs 4,454 times in the Tanach.

The mark below the Kaf כ is the Hebrew vowel point CHIRIQ - it gives the Kaf an "long e as in Key or Bee" sound.

CHIRIQ is written in English as i.

י this is the letter - YOD - it's sound is "Y".

--- - that, for, because

Genesis / Bereishit 1:4 And God saw the light, that ( כי ) it was good . . .

Genesis / Bereishit 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for ( כי ) in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.’

Genesis / Bereishit 2:23 And the man said: ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because ( כי ) she was taken out of Man.’

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