אוהל

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Hebrew[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Arabic أهل (ʾahl, family members (who live in a single tent?)), Akkadian [Cuneiform?] [script?] (âlu', settlement).

Noun[edit]

אוהל \ אֹהֶל (óhelm (plural indefinite form אוהלים \ אֹהָלִים, singular construct form אוהל \ אֹהֶל־, plural construct form אוהלי \ אָהֳלֵי־)

  1. A tent: a portable shelter of skins or strong cloth stretched and held up by poles.
  2. (Judaism) A collective term for all that covers a dead body or that a dead body covers; used in legal discussions of purity and impurity.
  3. An ohel: a structure erected over the grave of a great and righteous person.
  4. (אֹהֶל־, óhel-) Singular construct form of אוהל (óhel)‎.