לילה

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From Proto-Semitic *layl-. Cognate with Arabic ليلة (laila), Aramaic ܠܠܝܐ‎, לליא (lelyā, lelyo), Maltese lejl.

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לַיְלָה (láylam (plural indefinite form לֵילוֹת, singular construct form לֵיל; Biblical Hebrew pausal form לָיְלָה)

  1. night: period from nightfall to daybreak
  2. (figuratively) adversity

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