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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #444 - אָלַח
1261) hl (להה LHh) AC: Lick CO: Moist AB: ?: The pictograph l represents authority and the tongue as the authority, the h is a picture of wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "tongue outside". When the lips are dry, the tongue licks the lips to moisten them. (eng: lick - an exchange for the ck and h; liquid - an exchange for the q and h and the addition of the uid.)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָלַח a root not used in Kal. Arab. Conj. VIII. إِيءْتَلَخَ to become sour, as milk.
Niphal נֶאֱלַח metaph. to be corrupted, in a moral sense, Psalms 14:3, 53:4 Job 15:16.
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