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אל

אל

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Hebrew

Pronunciation

Noun

אֵל (el) m (plural indefinite אלים, singular construct אל־, feminine counterpart אֵלָה)

  1. A god, supreme deity.

Proper noun

אֵל (el) m

  1. God, the God of Israel.
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Etymology 2

Etymology unclear, perhaps related to אֵל (a God).

Pronunciation

Noun

אֵל (el) m

  1. strength; (only in the phrase יש לאל ידי (it is in my power)).

Etymology 3

See etymology for אייל \ אַיִל.

Pronunciation

Noun

אל (el) m

  1. Defective spelling of אֵיל: singular construct form of אַיִל (Ezekiel 40:48).

Etymology 4

Cognate with Akkadian [script needed] (il), Arabic إِلَى (ʾilā).

Preposition

אֶל (el)

  1. to, towards, into
  2. at, by
Inflection
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Etymology 5

Cognate with Phoenician 𐤀𐤋 (ʾl), Ugaritic 𐎀𐎍 (ảl), Akkadian [script needed] (ul).

Pronunciation

Adverb

אַל ('ál)

  1. not, do not
    אַל תִּדְאַג.'ál tid'ág.Don’t worry.
Usage notes
  • In the Bible, this form is followed by a verb in the jussive, in later forms of Hebrew, including Modern Hebrew, it is followed by the future tense. For example, “do not do” is in Biblical Hebrew אַל תַּעַשׂ ('al tá'as) and in Modern Hebrew אַל תַּעֲשֶׂה ('al ta'asé).

Noun

אַל ('ál)

  1. naught, nothing; (only in the phrase שָׂם לְאַל (bring to naught)).

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Judeo-Arabic

Etymology

From Arabic إِلّ (ʾill).

Noun

אל (ʾillun)

  1. kin
    • Exodus 1:1 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      הדׄה אסמא בני אסראיל אלדאכׄלין אלי מצר מע יעקוב רגׄל ואלה דכׄלו׃
      hāḏihi ʾasmāʾu banī ʾisrāʾīla ad-dāḵilīna ʾilā miṣra maʿa yaʿqūba rajulun waʾilluhu daḵalū.
      These are the names of the sons of Israel entering Egypt. With Jacob, man and his kin entered: