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Strong's #200 - אִוֶּלֶת

from the same as (H191)
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Noun Feminine
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1) foolishness, folly

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 454 ‑ ἄνοια (an'‑oy‑ah);  685 ‑ ἀρά (ar‑ah');  877 ‑ ἀφροσύνη (af‑ros‑oo'‑nay);  2556 ‑ κακός (kak‑os');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (25)
Psalms 2
Proverbs 23
NAS (25)
Psalms 2
Proverbs 23
HCS (25)
Psalms 2
Proverbs 23
BSB (25)
Psalms 2
Proverbs 23
ESV (24)
Psalms 2
Proverbs 22
WEB (25)
Psalms 2
Proverbs 23
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1254) al (לא LA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Without: To be without anything such as nothing. Related to el. Apparently an opposite of la.

A) al (לא LA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Nothing

Nm ) al (לא LA) - Nothing: To be without, to not be. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: la hl] KJV (97): never, nay, no, none, nor, not, nothing, rather, whither, without, neither, none - Strongs: H408 (אַל), H409 (אַל), H3809 (לָה)

rm ) fal (לאו LAW) - But: As an alternative, to have what you are without. [df: wla] KJV (2): but, though - Strongs: H432 (אִלּוּ)

B) aal (לאא LAA) AC: ? CO: Idol AB: Worthless

bm ) aial (לאיא LAYA) - I. Idol:A god without power. II. Worthless:[df: lyla]KJV (20): idol, image, no value, nought - Strongs: H457 (אֱלִיל)

dm ) afal (לאוא LAWA) - Worthless: [df: lwla] KJV (1): nought - Strongs: H434 (אֱלוּל)

fm ) iaal (לאאי LAAY) - Worthless: [df: ylla] KJV (2): woe - Strongs: H480 (אַלְלַי)

om ) aafl (לואא LWAA) - Not: [df: alwl ylwl] KJV (14): except, unless, if, not - Strongs: H3884 (לוּלֵי)

J) afl (לוא LWA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Foolish

Nm ) afl (לוא LWA) - I. If:To have what you are without. [df: hl wl]II. Not: [df: hl]KJV (98): if, would, that, oh, peradventure, pray, though - Strongs: H3808 (לוֹא), H3863 (לֻא)

Nf2 ) tafl (לואת LWAT) - Foolishness: To be without wisdom. [df: tlwa] KJV (25): folly, foolishness, foolish, foolishly - Strongs: H200 (אִוֶּלֶת)

bm ) aifl (לויא LWYA) - Foolish: One without wisdom. [df: lywa] KJV (26): fool, foolish - Strongs: H191 (אֱוִיל)

fm ) iafl (לואי LWAY) - I. If:To have what you are without. [df: ylwa yla]II. Foolish:To be without wisdom. [df: ylwa]KJV (12): if, may, peradventure, unless - Strongs: H194 (אֻלַי), H196 (אֱוִלִי)

pm ) mafl (לואמ LWAM) - But: On the contrary, A desirous outcome. [df: Mlwa] KJV (19): but, truly, surely, very, howbeit, wherefore, truly - Strongs: H199 (אוּלָם)

L) ali (ילא YLA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Foolish

V) ali (ילא YLA) - Foolish: To be without wisdom. [df: lay] KJV (4): (vf: Niphal) foolishly, fool, foolish, dote - Strongs: H2973 (יָאַל)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אִוֶּ֫לֶת25 noun feminine folly. — absolute Proverbs 12:23 +; construct Proverbs 14:8 +; suffix אִוַּלְתִּי Psalm 38:6, etc.; — folly, special product of כְּסִילִים (see כֶּסֶל) Proverbs 12:23 + (12t.); with מְּתָאִים Proverbs 14:18; with אֱוִלִיים only Proverbs 16:22; Proverbs 27:22 for alliteration. It is bound up in mind of boy, to be removed only by rod of discipline Proverbs 22:15; ׳א personified tears down house built by חַכְמוֺת נָשִׁים Proverbs 14:1; it is contrasted with תְּבוּנָה Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 15:21.

II. אול, איל ( be in front of, precede, lead; see Thes Nö MBA 1880,774; SBA 1882,1175, who compare Arabic for , ᵑ7אוולא; compare Sabean אול DHM Epigr. Denkm. 33. 34; see on the other hand Lag Or ii. p. 3; M i. p.100 & below I. אלה below) ** Arabic , etc., from , see Lane.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אִוֶּלֶת f.

(1)  folly (from the root אָוַל). Very frequently in the Proverbs, as, 5:23 12:23 13:16 14:17, 18 Proverbs 14:18, 29 Proverbs 14:29, 15:2, 14 Proverbs 15:14, 21 Proverbs 15:21.

(2) impiety, Psalms 38:6 comp. נְבָלָה, 69:6.

(3) perhaps power, pre-eminence; as from the root אוּל No. 2, 3, Proverbs 14:24, אִוֶּלֶת בְּסִילִים אִוֶּלֶת “the pre-eminence (or great honours) of fools are folly,” i.e. a fountain of foolish actions. The writer appears to have played on the double signification of the word אִוֶּלֶת.

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List of Word Forms
אִ֭וֶּלֶת אִוֶּ֑לֶת אִוֶּ֖לֶת אִוֶּ֣לֶת אִוֶּ֥לֶת אִוֶּֽלֶת׃ אִוַּלְתִּֽי׃ אִוַּלְתּ֣וֹ אִוַּלְתּֽוֹ׃ אולת אולת׃ אולתו אולתו׃ אולתי׃ בְּאִוַּלְתּֽוֹ׃ בְאִוַּלְתּֽוֹ׃ באולתו׃ וְ֝אִוֶּ֗לֶת וְאִוֶּ֖לֶת ואולת כְּאִוַּלְתּ֑וֹ כאולתו לְאִוַּלְתִּ֑י לאולתי ’iw·wal·tî ’iw·wal·tōw ’iw·we·leṯ ’iwwaltî ’iwwaltōw ’iwweleṯ bə’iwwaltōw ḇə’iwwaltōw bə·’iw·wal·tōw ḇə·’iw·wal·tōw beivvalTo ivvalTi ivvalTo ivVelet kə’iwwaltōw kə·’iw·wal·tōw keivvalTo lə’iwwaltî lə·’iw·wal·tî leivvalTi veivvalTo veivVelet wə’iwweleṯ wə·’iw·we·leṯ