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Strong's #483 - אִלֵּם

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from (H481)
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. mute, silent, dumb, unable to speak

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1769 ‑ ἐννεός (en‑neh‑os');  216 ‑ ἄλαλος (al'‑al‑os);  2974 ‑ κωφός (ko‑fos');  3424 ‑ μογιλάλος (mog‑il‑al'‑os);  
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Exodus 1
Psalms 1
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Isaiah 2
Habakkuk 1
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Isaiah 2
Habakkuk 1
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1266) ml (למ LM) AC: Bind CO: Staff AB: ?: The pictograph l is a picture of a shepherd staff, the m is a picture of water representing might. Combined these mean "staff of might". The shepherd always carried his staff for guiding, leading and protecting the flock. The flock was bound to the shepherd, as the staff was a sign of his authority over the sheep. The yoke was a staff laid across the shoulders of two oxen. The oxen were then tied to the yokes at the neck, binding the two together for plowing or pulling a cart. A people bound together. A wound bound with bandages.

A) ml (למ LM) AC: ? CO: Toward AB: ?: A moving toward someone or something.

im) mlt (תלמ TLM) - Furrow: Made by oxen plowing a field. KJV (5): furrow, ridge - Strongs: H8525 (תֶּלֶם)

q m) fml (למו LMW) - Toward: [The more ancient form is probably ml, the short form "l " is used as a prefix meaning "to" or "for"; See also la] KJV (4): for, at, to, upon - Strongs: H3926 (לְמוֹ)

C) mla (אלמ ALM) AC: Bind CO: Sheaf AB: ?

V) mla (אלמ ALM) - Bind: To tie something, also the tying of the tongue, silence. KJV (9): (vf: Niphal, Piel) dumb, silent, binding - Strongs: H481 (אָלַם)

Nm) mla (אלמ ALM) - Silent: KJV (1): congregation - Strongs: H482 (אֵלֶם)

dm) mfla (אלומ ALWM) - Sheaf: A sheaf of grain that is bound. KJV (5): sheaf - Strongs: H485 (אָלֻם)

df1) emfla (אלומה ALWMH) - Sheaf: A sheaf of grain that is bound. KJV (5): sheaf - Strongs: H485 (אָלֻם)

em) mlia (אילמ AYLM) - Silent: KJV (6): dumb - Strongs: H483 (אִלֵּם)

jm) nfmla (אלמונ ALMWN) - Widowhood: As bound in grief. KJV (1): forsaken - Strongs: H489 (אַלְמֹן)

mm) nmla (אלמנ ALMN) - Forsaken: As bound in grief. KJV (1): forsaken - Strongs: H488 (אַלְמָן)

mf1) enmla (אלמנה ALMNH) - Widow: As bound in grief. KJV (55): widow, desolate - Strongs: H490 (אַלְמָנָה)

mf3) tfnmla (אלמנות ALMNWT) - Widow: As bound in grief. KJV (4): widow, widowhood - Strongs: H491 (אַלְמָנוּת)

om) mlfa (אולמ AWLM) - Porch: In the sense of tying. KJV (34): porch - Strongs: H197 (אֻלַם)

jfm) infmla (אלמוני ALMWNY) - Such: An unidentified person or place as bound up in uncertainty. KJV (3): such, one - Strongs: H492 (אַלְמֹנִי)

D) mal (לאמ LAM) AC: ? CO: People AB: ?: A group of people bound together.

cm) mfal (לאומ LAWM) - People: KJV (35): people, nation, folk - Strongs: H3816 (לְאוֹם)

F) mle (הלמ HLM) AC: Strike CO: Hammer AB: ?

V) mle (הלמ HLM) - Strike: To hit or beat in order to break or smash. KJV (9): (vf: Paal) smite, break, beat - Strongs: H1986 (הָלַם)

Nf3) tfmle (הלמות HLMWT) - Hammer: As used for striking. KJV (1): hammer - Strongs: H1989 (הַלְמוּת)

adf1) emflem (מהלומה MHLWMH) - Strike: KJV (2): stroke, stripe - Strongs: H4112 (מַהֲלֻמּוֹת)

G) mel (להמ LHM) AC: Strike CO: ? AB: ?: Bound with bandages.

V) mel (להמ LHM) - Wound: KJV (2): (vf: Hitpael) wound - Strongs: H3859 (לָהַם)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אִלֵּם adjective dumb, unable to speak; Exodus 4:11 מִי שָׂם מֶּה לָֽאָדָם אוֺ מִי יָשׂוּם אִלֵּם; Isaiah 56:10 כְּלָבִיםאִלְּמִים figurative of false prophets; of idols ׳אֱלִילִים א Habakkuk 2:8; as substantive Proverbs 31:8; Psalm 38:14; Isaiah 35:6.

אֻלָּם see III. אוּלָם p. 19.

אֵלָם see אֵילָם below II. אול.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אִלֵּם m. adj. mute, dumb, prop. bound as to the tongue; see the root No. 2. Exodus 4:11; Isaiah 35:6; Psalms 38:14. Pl. אִלְּמִים Isaiah 56:10.

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List of Word Forms
אִלְּמִ֔ים אִלְּמִֽים׃ אִלֵּ֑ם אִלֵּ֔ם אלם אלמים אלמים׃ וּ֝כְאִלֵּ֗ם וכאלם לְאִלֵּ֑ם לאלם ’il·lə·mîm ’il·lêm ’illêm ’illəmîm ilLem illeMim lə’illêm lə·’il·lêm leilLem ū·ḵə·’il·lêm ucheilLem ūḵə’illêm
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