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Strong's #8504 - תְּכֵלֶת

Root Word (Etymology)
probably for (H7827)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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1) violet, violet stuff

1a) violet thread

1b) violet stuff or fabric

2) (TWOT) blue (covering spectrum from brilliant red through deep purple)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5098 ‑ τιμωρία (tee‑mo‑ree'‑ah);  5191 ‑ ὑακίνθινος (hoo‑ak‑in'‑thee‑nos);  5192 ‑ ὑάκινθος (hoo‑ak'‑in‑thos);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (50)
Exodus 34
Numbers 6
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 3
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
NAS (49)
Exodus 34
Numbers 6
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
CSB (49)
Exodus 34
Numbers 6
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
BSB (49)
Exodus 34
Numbers 6
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
ESV (15)
Numbers 6
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
WEB (50)
Exodus 34
Numbers 6
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 3
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1242) lk (כל KL) AC: Complete CO: Vessel AB: Whole: The pictograph k is a picture of the bent palm representing the bending or subduing of the will, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these mean "tame for the yoke". An animal or land that is tamed has been worked and is complete and ready for use. Taming include; construction of holding pens, putting the soil to the plow, harvesting of crops, milk or meat. One eats once the harvest is complete. (eng: whole; cell; cellar)

A) lk (כל KL) AC: Complete CO: Vessel AB: Whole: A container for holding contents. Something that is full or whole.

Nf1) elk (כלה KLH) - Completion: Something that has been completed or made whole. This can be in a positive sense or negative such as in a failure. KJV (22): end, altogether, consume, consumption, consummation, determine, riddance - Strongs: H3617 (כָּלָה)

fm) ilk (כלי KLY) - Vessel: For carrying or storing various materials. KJV (325): vessel, instrument, weapon, jewel, stuff, thing, armour, furniture, carriage, bag - Strongs: H3627 (כְּלִי)

ff1) eilk (כליה KLYH) - Kidney: The organ as a vessel. The seat of emotion. KJV (31): kidneys, reins - Strongs: H3629 (כִּלְיָה)

if1) elkt (תכלה TKLH) - Completion: KJV (1): perfection - Strongs: H8502 (תִּכְלָה)

if2) tlkt (תכלת TKLT) - Blue: [Unknown connection to root] KJV (50): blue - Strongs: H8504 (תְּכֵלֶת)

if4) tilkt (תכלית TKLYT) - Boundary: The ends of the whole. KJV (5): end, perfection, perfect - Strongs: H8503 (תַּכְלִית)

fjm) nfilk (כליונ KLYWN) - Failure: A complete destruction or failure of something. KJV (2): failing, consumption - Strongs: H3631 (כִּלָּיוֹן)

B) llk (כלל KLL) AC: Complete CO: ? AB: Whole: Something that is whole or a container that holds something completely.

V) llk (כלל KLL) - Complete: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal) perfect, finish - Strongs: H3634 (כָּלַל), H3635 (כְּלַל)

Nf1) ellk (כללה KLLH) - Bride: The one added to the man to make him complete. KJV (34): daughter-in-law, bride, spouse - Strongs: H3618 (כַּלָּה)

bm) lilk (כליל KLYL) - Complete: KJV (15): perfect, wholly, perfection, utterly, whole - Strongs: H3632 (כָּלִיל)

df1) elflk (כלולה KLWLH) - Bridehood: In the sense of becoming complete. KJV (1): espousal - Strongs: H3623 (כְּלוּלֹת)

hm) llkm (מכלל MKLL) - Complete: KJV (1): perfection - Strongs: H4359 (מִכְלָל)

hcm) lflkm (מכלול MKLWL) - Complete: KJV (2): gorgeously, sorts - Strongs: H4358 (מִכְלוֹל)

hdm) lflkm (מכלול MKLWL) - Choice: In the sense of being whole and complete. KJV (1): all - Strongs: H4360 (מַכְלֻל)

C) lka (אכל AKL) AC: Eat CO: Food AB: ?: Through sustenance one becomes whole and satisfied.

V) lka (אכל AKL) - Eat: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (817): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pual, Piel) eat, devour, consume - Strongs: H398 (אָכַל), H399 (אֲכַל)

Nf1) elka (אכלה AKLH) - Food: KJV (18): meat, devour, fuel, eat, consume, food - Strongs: H402 (אָכְלָה)

am) lkam (מאכל MAKL) - Food: KJV (30): meat, food, fruit, manner, victual - Strongs: H3978 (מַאֲכָל)

af2) tlkam (מאכלת MAKLT) - Knife: What is used for preparing and eating food. KJV (4): knife - Strongs: H3979 (מַאֲכֶלֶת)

bf1) elika (אכילה AKYLH) - Food: KJV (1): meat - Strongs: H396 (אֲכִילָה)

gm) lkfa (אוכל AWKL) - Food: KJV (44): meat, food, eating, victuals, prey - Strongs: H400 (אֹכֶל)

acf2) tlfkam (מאכולת MAKWLT) - Fuel: Is used cooking food. KJV (2): fuel - Strongs: H3980 (מַאֲכֹלֶת)

E) alk (כלא KLA) AC: Restrain CO: Prison AB: ?: A prison or fold for restraining men or animals in the sense of whole.

V) alk (כלא KLA) - Restrain: To hold back or prevent someone or something. KJV (18): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) shut up, stay, refrain, withhold, keep, finish, forbid, retain - Strongs: H3607 (כָּלָא)

Nm) alk (כלא KLA) - Prison: KJV (10): prison - Strongs: H3608 (כֶּלֶא)

bm) ailk (כליא KLYA) - Prison: [df: awlk] KJV (2): prison - Strongs: H3628 (כְּלִיא)

e m ) alik (כילא KYLA) - Mixture: [Unknown connection to root] KJV (4): mingle, diverse - Strongs: H3610 (כִּלְאַיִם)

hf1) ealkm (מכלאה MKLAH) - Fold: KJV (3): fold - Strongs: H4356 (מִכְלָה)

F) lke (הכל HKL) AC: ? CO: House AB: ?: An enclosure for a resident god or king in the sense of whole.

em) lkie (היכל HYKL) - House: The house of a god (temple) or king (palace) . [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (93): temple, palace - Strongs: H1964 (הֵיכָל), H1965 (הֵיכַל)

G) lek (כהל KHL) AC: Able CO: ? AB: ?: One who is whole or complete is able to do or perform something.

V) lek (כהל KHL) - Able: [Aramaic only] KJV (4): (vf: Paal) able, could - Strongs: H3546 (כְּהַל)

H) elk (כלה KLH) AC: Complete CO: ? AB: ?

V) elk (כלה KLH) - Complete: To bring something to its completion. KJV (206): (vf: Paal, Pual, Piel) consume, end, finish, fail, accomplish, done, spend, determine, away, fulfill, faint, destroy, left, waste - Strongs: H3615 (כָּלָה)

Nm) elk (כלה KLH) - Failing: Something that is incomplete. KJV (1): fail - Strongs: H3616 (כָּלֶה)

hf1) elkm (מכלה MKLH) - Completion: KJV (1): perfect - Strongs: H4357 (מִכְלוֹת)

J) lfk (כול KWL) AC: Sustain CO: Food AB: ?

V) lfk (כול KWL) - Sustain: To provide what is needed to make someone or something whole or complete. KJV (37): (vf: Paal, Pilpel) contain, feed, sustain, abide, nourish, hold, receive, victual, bear, comprehend - Strongs: H3557 (כּוּל)

Nm) lfk (כול KWL) - All: KJV (120): everything, all, whosoever, nothing, yet - Strongs: H3605 (כּוֹל), H3606 (כֹּל)

af2) tlfkm (מכולת MKWLT) - Food: What sustains. KJV (1): food - Strongs: H4361 (מַכֹּלֶת)

L) lki (יכל YKL) AC: Able CO: Vessel AB: ?: One who is whole or complete is able to do or perform something.

V) lki (יכל YKL) - Able: [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: lyky] KJV (107): (vf: Paal) can, able, prevail, may, endure, might - Strongs: H3201 (יָכוֹל), H3202 (יְכִיל)

hm ) lkim (מיכל MYKL) - Vessel: A container of holding water. KJV (1): brook - Strongs: H4323 (מִיכָל)

M) lik (כיל KYL) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Villain: One who is held in a prison.

fm) ilik (כילי KYLY) - Villain: KJV (2): churl - Strongs: H3596 (כֵּלַי)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 תְּכֵ֫לֶת48 noun feminine violet, i.e. violet thread and stuff; ᵐ5 usually υἄκινθος, υἀκίθινος; see Thatcher Hast. DB COLOURS (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; ᵑ7תִּכְלָא); —

1 violet thread (spun, Exodus 35:25; woven, Exodus 39:3):

a. in Exodus (P) of hangings of tabernacle, ephod, etc., ׳ת + אַרְגָּמָן, תּוֺלַעַת שָׁנִי (q. v.; often also שֵׁשׁ, זהב), Exodus 25:4; Exodus 26:1; Exodus 28:5,6,33; Exodus 35:25 20t.; of temple hangings (+ אַרְגָּמָן, אַרְגְּוָן, כַּרְמִיל, בּוּץ) 2 Chronicles 2:6; 2 Chronicles 2:13; 2 Chronicles 2:14; loops or cords of ׳ת (alone) Exodus 26:4; Exodus 28:28,31,37; Exodus 36:11; Exodus 39:21,22,31; Numbers 15:38 (all P).

b. palace hangings in Shushan + חוּר Esther 1:6.

2 violet stuff, fabric.; ׳לְבוּשֵׁי ת Ezekiel 23:6, ׳גְּלוֺמֵי תוְרִקְמָה Ezekiel 27:24; וְאַרְגָּמָן לְבוּשָׁם׳ת Jeremiah 10:9; also in trade Ezekiel 27:7 (+ אַרְגָּמָן, שֵׁשׁ בְּרִקְמָה), compare ׳בֶּגֶד ת for covering sacred utensils Numbers 4:6,7,9,11,12 (P).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

תְּכֵלֶת a shell fish, specially one so called (helix ianthina, Linn.), i.e. a species of muscle found in the Mediterranean sea, with a blue shell, from which the cerulean purple is made, Rabbin. חִלְזוֹן; hence cerulean purple, and garments (wool, thread), dyed with this purple, Exodus 26:4, 31 Exodus 26:31; Numbers 4:6, seqq.; Ezekiel 23:6, 27:7, 24 Ezekiel 27:24. LXX., Vulg., well render, ὑάκινθος, ὑακίνθινος, hyacinthina; incorrectly, Aben Ezra, R. Sal., Luth. yellow silk. See Bochart, Hieroz. ii. 720-42; t. iii. 655-86, ed. Lips.; Braun, De Vestitu Sacerdot. p. 187-200.

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List of Word Forms
בַּתְּכֵ֙לֶת֙ בַּתְּכֵ֣לֶת בתכלת הַתְּכֵ֖לֶת הַתְּכֵ֙לֶת֙ הַתְּכֵ֤לֶת התכלת וּתְכֵ֔לֶת וּתְכֵ֗לֶת וּתְכֵ֤לֶת וּתְכֵ֧לֶת ותכלת תְּכֵ֔לֶת תְּכֵ֖לֶת תְּכֵ֗לֶת תְּכֵ֣לֶת תְּכֵ֤לֶת תְּכֵ֥לֶת תְּכֵ֧לֶת תְּכֵ֨לֶת תְּכֵֽלֶת׃ תְּכֵלֶת֒ תְכֵ֙לֶת֙ תכלת תכלת׃ bat·tə·ḵê·leṯ batteChelet battəḵêleṯ hat·tə·ḵê·leṯ hatteChelet hattəḵêleṯ tə·ḵê·leṯ ṯə·ḵê·leṯ teChelet təḵêleṯ ṯəḵêleṯ ū·ṯə·ḵê·leṯ uteChelet ūṯəḵêleṯ
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