אלון

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Hebrew[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Akkadian [script needed] (alânu) and [script needed] (aliānu).

Noun[edit]

אַלּוֹן (alonm (plural indefinite אַלּוֹנִים, plural construct אַלּוֹנֵי־)

  1. oak
    • Genesis 13:18, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וַיֶּאֱהַל אַבְרָם וַיָּבֹא וַיֵּשֶׁב בְּאֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא אֲשֶׁר בְּחֶבְרוֹן וַיִּבֶן שָׁם מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוָה׃‏
      So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord.
    • Genesis 35:8, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וַתָּמָת דְּבֹרָה מֵינֶקֶת רִבְקָה וַתִּקָּבֵר מִתַּחַת לְבֵית אֵל תַּחַת הָאַלּוֹן וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ אַלּוֹן בָּכוּת׃‏
      And Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried under an oak below Bethel. So he called its name Allon-bacuth.
    • Hosea 4:13, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      עַל רָאשֵׁי הֶהָרִים יְזַבֵּחוּ וְעַל הַגְּבָעוֹת יְקַטֵּרוּ תַּחַת אַלּוֹן וְלִבְנֶה וְאֵלָה כִּי טוֹב צִלָּהּ עַל כֵּן תִּזְנֶינָה בְּנוֹתֵיכֶם וְכַלּוֹתֵיכֶם תְּנָאַפְנָה׃‏
      They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains / and burn offerings on the hills, / under oak, poplar, and terebinth, / because their shade is good. / Therefore your daughters play the whore, / and your brides commit adultery.

Proper noun[edit]

אַלּוֹן (alon)

  1. A male given name, Alon or Elon.