אל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
א־ל

From Proto-Semitic *ʾil-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒀭 ‎(ilu), Arabic إِلٰه ‎(ʾilāh), Aramaic אלה ‎(aláh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אֵל ‎(elm ‎(plural indefinite אלים, singular construct 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 ‎(a God).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אֵל ‎(elm

  1. strength; (only in the phrase יש לאל ידי ‎(it is in my power)).

Etymology 3[edit]

See etymology for אייל \ אַיִל.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אל ‎(elm

  1. Defective spelling of אֵיל: singular construct form of אַיִל (Ezekiel 40:48).

Etymology 4[edit]

Cognate with Akkadian [script needed] ‎(il), Arabic إِلَى ‎(ʾilā).

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]

Adverb[edit]

אַל ‎(ál)

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

Noun[edit]

אַל ‎(al)

  1. naught, nothing; (only in the phrase שָׂם לְאַל ‎(bring to naught)).

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Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِلّ ‎(ʾill).

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: