I know we haven't done past tense yet, but this could also be slept, יָשְנָה, so my answer "she slept in the attic" should be accepted, should it not?
At least there were attics in ancient Israel! If you go back to biblical writings, there is reference to attics in many passages all dating to the time where there was kingdom of Israel and kingdom of Judea, so you may come across עליית. (unless another word was used in the passages, I am a Hebrew student, not teacher)
Yes, but עליית is the construct state form. The word on its own is עלייה.
I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the word "attic" anywhere in the Bible, nor can my Concordance find any occurrence of it - is there another word for this you may be thinking of?
Well, to be honest, I haven't read the Bible in Hebrew yet (I would understand 10% of it maybe if I do so, lol). I read it in Arabic, and in Arabic, it occurs in dozens of places the word العلية. These are the same letters that resemble the Hebrew ones. It is even pronounced the same. The story that instantly comes to my mind is when Elijah climbed to the attic of the widow women, to resurrect her only son. The word in Arabic is العلية. Does anybody know what it is in Hebrew in the Bible? If yes, please share it. Here is the verse: (1 Kings 17:19) Note that some English translations mention: "upper room", and "roof chamber". But we all agree on the fact that the accurate words will probably be found in Hebrew or in Arabic, for all the old testament was written in Semitic languages (Ancient Hebrew, Aramaic). Thank you in advance to the person sharing the Hebrew word for it!
yeah, my point exactly, Latin languages don't (cannot, maybe?) always translate some ancient Hebrew words accurately. It takes a sister language to do so! :) It is so interesting seeing all these languages colliding
Loft, upper room, or upper chamber, depending on which translation you're using.
Shouldn't it be "be-aliyat" rather than "ba-.." , because it would then be העליית הגג which is not the same as the עליית הגג ?