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

  1. thousand, one thousand

Noun[edit]

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

  1. millennium
  2. thousandship, a part of thousand of a tribe
    Synonym: מִשְׁפָּחָה(mišpāḥā́)
  3. (chiefly in the plural) head of cattle, animal living in company

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).