היכל

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Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒂍𒃲 (ekallum [É.GAL]), from Sumerian 𒂍𒃲 (É.GAL). Compare Aramaic הֵיכְלָא(hēḵəlā), Arabic هَيْكَل(haykal).

Noun[edit]

הֵיכָל (heikhálm (plural indefinite הֵיכָלִים‎)

  1. palace
  2. hall, large reception area for guests
  3. the central sanctuary of the Holy Temple
  4. (metonymically) the Holy Temple
  5. (Judaism, Sephardi) ark (synagogue)

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