From שֶׁ־ (she-, “that, which”) + לְ־ (l'-, “to”). Attested since Mishnaic Hebrew. More recently supplanted by the standalone form שֶׁל (shél), but the inflected forms are unchanged.
שֶׁלְּ־ • (shel'-)
- (archaic) Alternative form of שֶׁל (shel); not used predicatively.
- This form also frequently results from שֶׁ־ (she-) + לְ־ (l'-).
- See usage notes at שֶׁל (shel).
- Like all prepositional compounds ending in לְ־ (l'-), שֶׁלְּ־ undergoes vowel modifications, and merges with a following definite article; see usage notes at לְ־.