מקל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

מַקֵּל ‎(makélm ‎(plural indefinite מַקְּלוֹת, singular construct מַקֵּל־) [pattern: מַקְטֵל]

  1. stick, staff, rod
    • Genesis 30:37, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וַיִּקַּח־לוֹ יַעֲקֹב מַקַּל לִבְנֶה לַח וְלוּז וְעֶרְמוֹן []
      Then Jacob took fresh sticks of [literally stick] poplar and almond and plane trees, []
    • Exodus 12:11, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      [] מָתְנֵיכֶם חֲגֻרִים נַעֲלֵיכֶם בְּרַגְלֵיכֶם וּמַקֶּלְכֶם בְּיֶדְכֶם
      [] with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand.
Declension[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • The singular construct form מַקַּל־ ‎(makál) is also exists.

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ק־ל־ל

Adjective follows from Verb.

Verb[edit]

מָקֵל ‎(makél)

  1. Masculine singular present participle and present tense of הֵקֵל ‎(hekél).

Adjective[edit]

מָקֵל ‎(makélm ‎(feminine מקילה \ מְקִלָּה, masculine plural מקילים \ מְקִלִּים, feminine plural מקילות \ מְקִלּוֹת)

  1. lenient
    • 1565, Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 159:14:
      [] וְנַקְטִינָן כְּדִבְרֵי הַמָּקֵל.
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