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HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

מַקֵּל (makélm (plural indefinite מַקְּלוֹת, singular construct מַקֵּל־) [pattern: מַקְטֵל]

  1. stick, staff, rod
    • Genesis 30:37, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וַיִּקַּח־לוֹ יַעֲקֹב מַקַּל לִבְנֶה לַח וְלוּז וְעֶרְמוֹן []
      Then Jacob took fresh sticks of [literally stick] poplar and almond and plane trees, []
    • Exodus 12:11, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      [] מָתְנֵיכֶם חֲגֻרִים נַעֲלֵיכֶם בְּרַגְלֵיכֶם וּמַקֶּלְכֶם בְּיֶדְכֶם
      [] with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand.
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit
  • The singular construct form מַקַּל־ (makál) is also exists.

Etymology 2Edit

Root
ק־ל־ל

Adjective follows from Verb.

VerbEdit

מָקֵל (makél)

  1. Masculine singular present participle and present tense of הֵקֵל (hekél).

AdjectiveEdit

מָקֵל (makél) (feminine מקילה \ מְקִלָּה, masculine plural מקילים \ מְקִלִּים, feminine plural מקילות \ מְקִלּוֹת)

  1. lenient
    • 1565, Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 159:14:
      [] וְנַקְטִינָן כְּדִבְרֵי הַמָּקֵל.
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)