אלוה

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
א־ל־הּ

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Northwest-Semitic *ʾlh, a form of Proto-Semitic *ʾil-, whence also אל‎. Cognate with Phoenician 𐤀𐤋𐤌(ʾlm), Aramaic אֱלָהָא(ʾĕlāh) and איל‎, Akkadian 𒀭 (DINGIR /ilu‹m›/), Arabic إِلَه(ʾilah) and اللّٰه(allāh), and Ugaritic 𐎛𐎍 (ỉl).

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Noun[edit]

אֱלוֹהַּ \ אֱלֹהַּ (elóahm (plural indefinite אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים‎, singular construct אֱלוֹהַּ \ אֱלֹהַּ־, plural construct אֱלוֹהֵי \ אֱלֹהֵי־‎)

  1. A god.
    • Psalms 114:5-7
      מַה־לְּךָ הַיָּם כִּי תָנוּס הַיַּרְדֵּן תִּסֹּב לְאָחוֹר׃ הֶהָרִים תִּרְקְדוּ כְאֵילִים גְּבָעוֹת כִּבְנֵי־צֹאן׃ מִלִּפְנֵי אָדוֹן חוּלִי אָרֶץ מִלִּפְנֵי אֱלוֹהַּ יַעֲקֹב׃‎‎
      What's the matter with you, sea, that you should flea? River Jordan, that you should turn backward? With you, mountains, that you should dance like rams, you hills, like sheep? Earth, tremble before the lord, before Jacob's god.
  2. God.

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