אל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾil-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒀭 (ilu), Arabic إلٰهٌ (’ilāh), Aramaic אלה (aláh).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Hebrew) IPA(key): /ʔel/

Noun[edit]

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

  1. A god, supreme deity.

Proper noun[edit]

אֵל (elm

  1. God, the God of Israel.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Etymology unclear, perhaps related to אֵל “God”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Hebrew) IPA(key): /ʔel/

Noun[edit]

אֵל (el) m

  1. strength; only in the phrase יש לאל ידי “it is in my power”.

Etymology 3[edit]

See etymology for אַיִל.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Hebrew) IPA(key): /ʔel/

Noun[edit]

אֵל (el) m

  1. Defective spelling of אֵיל, construct form of אַיִל “pillar of an archway” (Ezekiel 40:48).

Etymology 4[edit]

Cognate with Akkadian [script needed] (il), Arabic إلى (íla).

Preposition[edit]

אֶל (el)

  1. to, towards, into
  2. at, by
Inflection[edit]
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Etymology 5[edit]

Cognate with Akkadian ul, Ugaritic al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Hebrew) IPA(key): /ʔal/

Adverb[edit]

אַל (ál)

  1. not, don’t
    אַל תִּדְאַג.Ál tid'ag.Don’t worry.

Noun[edit]

אַל (al) gender unknown

  1. naught, nothing; only in the phrase שָׂם לְאַל “bring to naught”.

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Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِلٌّ (ʾillun).

Noun[edit]

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: