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ArabicEdit

NounEdit

אל (ʾāl)

  1. Judeo-Arabic spelling of آل(ʾāl, family)‎‎
    • Exodus 1:1 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      הדׄה אסמא בני אסראיל אלדאכׄלין אלי מצר מע יעקוב רגׄל ואלה דכׄלו׃‎‎
      hāḏihi ʾasmāʾu banī ʾisrāʾīla d-dāḵilīna ʾilā miṣra maʿa yaʿqūba rajulun waʾāluhu daḵalū.
      These are the names of the sons of Israel entering Egypt. With Jacob, man and his kin entered:

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Root
א־ל

From Proto-Semitic *ʾil-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒀭 (ilum), Arabic إلَه(ʾilah), Aramaic אלה(aláh).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אֵל (elm (plural indefinite אלים‎, singular construct אל־, feminine counterpart אֵלָה‎)

  1. A god, supreme deity.

Proper nounEdit

אֵל (elm

  1. God, the God of Israel.
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Etymology 2Edit

Etymology unclear, perhaps related to אֵל(a God).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אֵל (elm

  1. strength; (only in the phrase יש לאל ידי(it is in my power)).

Etymology 3Edit

See etymology for אייל \ אַיִל‎.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אֵל (elm

  1. defective spelling of אֵיל: Singular construct state form of אַיִל(pillar of an archway) (Ezekiel 40:48).

Etymology 4Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾila (towards, nigh), cognate with Akkadian 𒀀𒈾 (ana), Arabic إِلَى(ʾilā).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

אֶל (el)

  1. to, towards, into
  2. at, by
InflectionEdit
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Etymology 5Edit

Cognate with Phoenician 𐤀𐤋(ʾl), Ugaritic 𐎀𐎍 (ảl), Akkadian 𒌑𒌌 (ul).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

אַל ('ál)

  1. not, do not
    אַל תִּדְאַג.‎‎ ― 'ál tid'ág.Don’t worry.
Usage notesEdit
  • In the Bible, this form is followed by a verb in the jussive; in later forms of Hebrew, including Modern Hebrew, it is followed by the future tense. For example, “do not do” is in Biblical Hebrew אַל תַּעַשׂ('al tá'as) and in Modern Hebrew אַל תַּעֲשֶׂה('al ta'asé).
  • In older texts, לֹא‎ may be used instead, that is, as a negative participle followed by a jussive verb.

PrefixEdit

אַל ('ál)

  1. -less
    מָוֶת(mávet, death)אַלְמָוֶת(álmávet, immortality)
    חוּט(ḥút, wire)אַלְחוּט(álḥút, wireless)

NounEdit

אַל ('ál)

  1. naught, nothing; (only in the phrase שָׂם לְאַל(bring to naught)).

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