אלהא

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Aramaic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with the Arabic اللّٰه ‎(allāh), Hebrew אֵל ‎(ʾēl), אֱלוֹהַּ \ אֱלֹהַּ ‎(ʾĕlṓah), אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים ‎(ʾĕlōhīm); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Noun[edit]

אֱלָהָא ‎(ʾĕlāhm ‎(plural אֱלָהַיָּא)

  1. god, deity
    • Daniel 5:4, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      אִשְׁתִּיו חַמְרָא וְשַׁבַּחוּ לֵאלָהֵי דַּהֲבָא וְכַסְפָּא נְחָשָׁא פַרְזְלָא אָעָא וְאַבְנָא׃
      ʾištīw ḥamrā wəšabbáḥū lēlāhē dahăḇā wəḵaspā nəḥāšā p̄arzəlā ʾāʿā wəʾaḇnā.
      They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Noun[edit]

אֱלָהָא ‎(ʾĕlāhm

  1. God

References[edit]

  • )lh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press