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במקום

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Hebrew

Etymology 1

From בְּ- (b'-), in) and מְקוֹם (m'qóm), place-of).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /bimˈkom/

Preposition

בִּמְקוֹם (bim'qóm)

  1. Instead of, in lieu of, in place of.

Etymology 2

From the above preposition.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbimkom/

Adverb

בִּמְקוֹם (bim'qóm)

  1. (colloquial) Instead.
Usage notes
  • While this adverb does exist, it's fairly colloquial, and rather limited in use; it can generally only be used at the end of a sentence. So, in the general case, the English adjective and adverb instead does not have an immediate Hebrew counterpart; rather, a phrase like במקומו (bim'qomó), in-place-of-him, in its stead) or במקום זה (bim'qóm zeh), in-place-of this, instead of this, instead) must be used.
  • Note that this adverb is pronounced differently from the preposition from which it derives; specifically, it is stressed on the first syllable rather than the last.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /bamaˈkom/

Etymology 3

From בְּ- (b'-), in) and הַמָּקמוֹם (hammaqóm), the-place).

Adjective

בַּמָּקמוֹם (bammaqóm) m. and f.

  1. In place, in its place, in order.
Usage notes
  • Syntactically, בַּמָּקמוֹם is a prepositional phrase, not a true adjective; so, it does not inflect for gender or number.

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