אוהל

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Hebrew[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Arabic أَهْل ‎(ʾahl, family members), Akkadian [script needed] ‎(âlu', settlement).

Noun[edit]

אוהל \ אֹהֶל ‎(óhelm ‎(plural indefinite אוהלים \ אֹהָלִים, singular construct אוהל \ אֹהֶל־, plural construct אוהלי \ אָהֳלֵי־) [pattern: קֹטֶל]

  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)‎.