אוכל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
א־כ־ל

From Proto-Semitic. Compare Arabic أُكْلٌ (ʾukl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אוכל \ אֹכֶל ('ókhelm (plural indefinite אוכלים \ אֳכָלִים) [pattern: קֹטֶל]

  1. food
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

אוֹכֵל‏ ('okhél)

  1. Masculine singular present participle and present tense of אָכַל ('akhál)

Etymology 3[edit]

Root
א־כ־ל

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

אוכל \ אֻכַּל ('ukál) (pu'al construction, active counterpart איכל \ אִכֵּל)

  1. to corrode, be consumed, be devoured
    Exodus 3:2, with translation of the King James Version:
    הַסְּנֶה בֹּעֵר בָּאֵשׁ וְהַסְּנֶה אֵינֶנּוּ אֻכָּל
    has'né boér baésh v'has'né enénu ukál
    the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed