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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