אלף

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See also: אַלףand אל״ף

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
א־ל־ף

From Proto-Semitic *ʾalp-.

Numeral[edit]

אֶלֶף ('élefm, f (dual אלפיים \ אַלְפַּיִם, plural אֲלָפִים, Biblical Hebrew pausal form אָלֶף) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. (cardinal, ordinal) thousand, one thousand

Noun[edit]

אֶלֶף ('élefm (plural indefinite אֲלָפִים, singular construct אֶלֶף־, plural construct אַלְפֵי־) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. millenium

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

אָלֶף (áleff

  1. Alternative spelling of אל״ף

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

אִלֵּף (iléf) (pi'el construction, passive counterpart אֻלַּף)

  1. Defective spelling of אילף

Yiddish[edit]

Noun[edit]

אלף (alef)

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of אַלף (alef).