אל

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HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Root
א־ל

From Proto-Semitic *ʾil-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒀭 ‎(ilu), Arabic إِلٰه ‎(ʾilāh), Aramaic אלה ‎(aláh).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  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

אל ‎(elm

  1. Defective spelling of אֵיל: singular construct form of אַיִל (Ezekiel 40:48).

Etymology 4Edit

Cognate with Akkadian [script needed] ‎(il), Arabic إِلَى ‎(ʾilā).

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 [script needed] ‎(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).

NounEdit

אַל ‎('ál)

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

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Judeo-ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِلّ ‎(ʾill).

NounEdit

אל ‎(ʾillun)

  1. kin
    • 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 ad-dāḵilīna ʾilā miṣra maʿa yaʿqūba rajulun waʾilluhu daḵalū.
      These are the names of the sons of Israel entering Egypt. With Jacob, man and his kin entered:
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