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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3915 - לֵיל

Transliteration
layil, lêyl, layelâh
Phonetics
lah'-yil, lale, lah'-yel-aw  
Word Origin
from the same as (03883)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1111
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) night

1a) night (as opposed to day)

1b) of gloom, protective shadow (figuratively)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3571 ‑ νύξ (noox);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (233) NAS (233) HCS (231)
Genesis 25
Exodus 15
Leviticus 2
Numbers 9
Deuteronomy 9
Joshua 7
Judges 10
Ruth 4
1 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 8
1 Kings 6
2 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 5
Nehemiah 9
Esther 2
Job 17
Psalms 27
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 16
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 3
Hosea 2
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 2
Micah 1
Zechariah 2
Genesis 25
Exodus 15
Leviticus 2
Numbers 9
Deuteronomy 9
Joshua 7
Judges 10
Ruth 4
1 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 8
1 Kings 6
2 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 5
Nehemiah 9
Esther 2
Job 17
Psalms 27
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 16
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 3
Hosea 2
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 2
Micah 1
Zechariah 2
Genesis 25
Exodus 18
Leviticus 2
Numbers 9
Deuteronomy 9
Joshua 7
Judges 10
Ruth 4
1 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 8
1 Kings 6
2 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 5
Nehemiah 9
Esther 2
Job 17
Psalms 28
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 18
Jeremiah 12
Lamentations 3
Hosea 2
Amos 1
Obadiah 1
Jonah 3
Micah 1
Zechariah 2
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmp 9
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 213
n-cmsc 1
n-cmp 9
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 211
n-cmsc 1
n-cmp 9
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 211
n-cmsc 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1265) ll (לל LL) AC: Howl CO: Night AB: ?: When the night comes, the night sky is rolled out like a scroll. When daylight comes, the night sky is rolled up like a scroll. (eng: yell)

E) all (ללא LLA) AC: ? CO: Loop AB: ?

of1 ) ealfl (לולאה LWLAH) - Loop: KJV (13): loop - Strongs: H3924 (לֻלָאוֹת)

J) lfl (לול LWL) AC: ? CO: Staircase AB: ?: A spiral set of steps.

Nm) lfl (לול LWL) - Staircase: KJV (1): winding stair - Strongs: H3883 (לוּל)

L) lli (ילל YLL) AC: Howl CO: ? AB: ?: The sound of the wolf, a night predator.

V) lli (ילל YLL) - Howl: KJV (31): (vf: Hiphil) howl, howling - Strongs: H3213 (יָלַל)

Nm) lli (ילל YLL) - Howling: KJV (1): howling - Strongs: H3214 (יְלֵל)

Nf1) elli (יללה YLLH) - Howling: KJV (5): howling - Strongs: H3215 (יְלָלָה)

im) llft (תולל TWLL) - Tormentor: KJV (1): waste - Strongs: H8437 (תּוֹלָל)

M) lil (ליל LYL) AC: ? CO: Night AB: ?

Nm ) lil (ליל LYL) - Night: KJV (233): night, season, midnight - Strongs: H3915 (לֵיל)

Nf4) tilil (לילית LYLYT) - Owl: A night creature. KJV (1): screech owl - Strongs: H3917 (לִילִית)

ff1) ilil (לילי LYLY) - Night: [Aramaic only] KJV (5): night - Strongs: H3916 (לֵילֵי)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 לַ֫יְלָה, לַ֫יִל242

noun masculine Genesis 40:5 night (Late Hebrew id.; MI15 (ב)ללה; Aramaic לֵילָא, , ; Arabic , ; Ethiopic all = night; Assyrian lîlâtu, evening Dl HWB; meaning of √ dubious; form probably לילי, and ending הָ֯ radical, and not ה locative, Nö M 127 Dl Prol. 128 Ges§ 90, 2. with R. Kö ii. p. 57, R. 1); — absolute לַ֫יְלָה Genesis 19:33 214t. + 2t. Qr. (see below); לָ֑יְלָה Genesis 1:5 3t.; לַ֫יִל Isaiah 16:3 + Proverbs 31:18; Lamentations 2:19 Kt (Qr לַיְלָה); לֵיל Isaiah 15:1 (twice in verse); Isaiah 21:1; construct לֵיל Exodus 12:42; Isaiah 30:29; plural absolute לֵילוֺת 1 Samuel 30:12 4t.; construct id., Isaiah 21:8 5t.; —

1 literally night, opposed to day, Genesis 8:22 (J), Deuteronomy 1:33 + very often (see יוֺם); alternation of day and night divinely ordained Genesis 1:5 (P), Jeremiah 33:20 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 33:25 +; ׳מִיּוֺם עַדלֿ Isaiah 38:12,18i.e within one whole day; as close of day, ׳עַדלֿ 2 Chronicles 35:14; as time of sacred (לֵיל) חָג Isaiah 30:29; of suffering and weeping לֵילוֺת עָמָל Job 7:3, compare Psalm 6:7; Psalm 77:3 etc.; of pious desires, prayer, praise, meditation, etc (sometimes "" by day) Isaiah 26:9; Job 35:10; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 22:3; Psalm 42:9; Psalm 77:7; Psalm 88:2; Psalm 92:3; Psalm 119:5 (twice in verse), compare Psalm 16:7; Psalm 17:8; of night-service in Temple Psalm 134:1; of sudden assault, or destruction, Isaiah 15:1; Jeremiah 6:5; Obadiah 5; Job 27:20; Job 34:20,25; Job 36:20; divided into watches Psalm 90:4; לֵיל שִׁמֻּרִים Exodus 12:42 see below שׁמר; with number, denoting duration of time, forty days and forty nights Genesis 7:4,12; Exodus 24:18; Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:9,11,18,25; Deuteronomy 10:10; 1 Kings 19:8; three days and three nights (שְׁלשָׁה לֵילוֺת) 1 Samuel 30:12; Jonah 2:1; seven days and seven nights (שִׁבְעַת לֵילוֺת) Job 2:13; ׳חֲלוֺם הַלּ Genesis 20:3; Genesis 31:24 (both E), 1 Kings 3:5; ׳מַרְאֹת הַלּ Genesis 46:2 (E); ׳חֶזְיוֺן ל Job 20:8; Job 33:15, ׳חֶזְיֹנוֺת ל Job 4:13, ׳חֲלוֺם חֲזוֺן ל Isaiah 29:7 (compare Micah 3:6 below); ׳בִּןלֿ Jonah 4:10 (twice in verse) see בֵּן

8 b. Chiefly in adverb. phrase: — ׳בַּחֲצִי הַלּ at midnight Exodus 12:29 + (see חֲצִי, חָצוֺת b), compare ׳בְּתוֺךְ הַלּ 1 Kings 3:20, ׳בְּאִישׁוֺן ל Proverbs 7:9; הַזֶּה׳בַּלּ Exodus 12:8,12 on this night (P; the night of which one is speaking); הַהוּא׳בַּלּ on that night Genesis 19:35 (J) + often, (P only Numbers 14:1); הוּא׳בַּל Genesis 19:33; Genesis 30:16; so ׳הַלּ alone 1 Samuel 14:34, but strike out ᵐ5 We Kit, compare Dr; Klo Bu read ליהוה; ׳הַלּ to-night Genesis 19:5,34; Genesis 30:15 (all J), Numbers 22:8,19 (E), Joshua 2:2; Joshua 4:3 (both J E), 2 Samuel 17:1,16; 2 Samuel 19:8; Ruth 1:12; Ruth 3:2,13, opposed to מָחָר tomorrow 1 Samuel 19:11; ׳הַלּ = this night just past, last night 1 Samuel 15:16 (compare Dr); ׳כָּלהַֿלּ all night Hosea 7:6 (opposed to בֹּקֶר), Exodus 14:20,21 (J), Numbers 11:32; Joshua 10:9 (both J E), Judges 16:2 (twice in verse); Judges 19:25; 1 Samuel 15:11; 1 Samuel 31:12; 2 Samuel 2:29,32; 2 Samuel 4:7; opposed to כלהֿיום ההוא (of continuous action) 1 Samuel 19:24; 1 Samuel 28:20; Isaiah 62:6, opposed to יומם Psalm 78:14; ׳בְּכָללֿ Psalm 6:7 every night (probably); compare כָּלהַֿלֵּילוֺת Isaiah 21:8 all the nights (opposed to יוֺמָם); especially לַיְלָה by night Numbers 22:20 (E) Joshua 8:3 (JE), Deuteronomy 16:1; Numbers 9:16 (P) + 51t.; of these Genesis 14:15 and Exodus 13:21,22 (J) + 25t. opposed to יוֺמָם, covering all the time; otherwise Judges 6:27 (opposed to יוֺמָם); לַיְלָה וָיוֺם night and day 1 Kings 8:29; Isaiah 27:3; Esther 4:16; less often לֵילוֺת Psalm 16:17; ׳הַלּ by night 2 Kings 25:4 (׳ל in "" Jeremiah 52:7), Zechariah 1:8; Nehemiah 4:16 (opposed to הַיּוֺם); ׳בַּלּ id., Jeremiah 6:5 18t. (chiefly late; often opposed to בַּיּוֺם, יוֺמָם, etc.); בַּלֵּילוֺת Psalm 92:3 (opposed to בַּבֹּקֶר, Psalm 134:1; Song of Solomon 3:1,8; בְּלַיְלָה Nehemiah 9:19 (opposed to בְּיוֺמָם ); בְּלֵיל Isaiah 15:1 (twice in verse) ׳כַּל as at night Job 5:14 (opposed to צָהֳרָ֑יִם ).

2 figurative שִׁיתִי כַּלַיִל צִלֵּךְ Isaiah 16:8 simile of shadow of Zion as protection; more often in gloomy sense, of avenging calamity without divine guidance or comfort לַיְלָה מֵחָזוֺן Micah 3:6; personal distress Job 35:10; judgment perhaps also Job 36:20 (Ew De Di Da; night of death Bu; 'unintelligible' Siegf); מַהמִּֿלַּיְלָה מַהמִּֿלֵּיל Isaiah 21:11i.e. what hour of the night of calamity is it? compare Isaiah 21:12 (opposed to בֹּקֶר).

[לֵילָא] noun [masculine] night (see Biblical Hebrew לַ֫יְלָה); — emphatic לֵילְיָא Daniel 2:19; Daniel 5:30; Daniel 7:2,7,13.

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List of Word Forms
בְּלֵ֛יל בְּלֵ֞יל בְּלַ֙יְלָה֙ בְּלַ֣יְלָה בְּלַ֥יְלָה בַּ֫לָּ֥יְלָה בַּלֵּיל֔וֹת בַּלֵּילֽוֹת׃ בַּלַּ֔יְלָה בַּלַּ֖יְלָה בַּלַּ֗יְלָה בַּלַּ֣יְלָה בַּלַּ֥יְלָה בַּלַּ֧יְלָה בַּלַּֽיְלָה־ בַּלָּ֑יְלָה בַּלָּֽיְלָה׃ בַלַּ֣יְלָה בַלָּ֔יְלָה בַלָּֽיְלָה׃ בַלַּ֗יְלָה בַלַּ֣יְלָה בליל בלילה בלילה־ בלילה׃ בלילות בלילות׃ הַ֝לַּ֗יְלָה הַלֵּילֽוֹת׃ הַלַּ֔יְלָה הַלַּ֕יְלָה הַלַּ֖יְלָה הַלַּ֗יְלָה הַלַּ֙יְלָה֙ הַלַּ֛יְלָה הַלַּ֜יְלָה הַלַּ֣יְלָה הַלַּ֤יְלָה הַלַּ֥יְלָה הַלַּיְלָה֒ הַלָּ֑יְלָה הַלָּֽיְלָה׃ הלילה הלילה׃ הלילות׃ וְ֝כַלַּ֗יְלָה וְ֝לַ֗יְלָה וְ֭לַיְלָה וְהַלַּ֥יְלָה וְלֵיל֥וֹת וְלַ֖יְלָה וְלַ֛יְלָה וְלַ֥יְלָה וָלַ֔יְלָה וָלַ֖יְלָה וָלַ֗יְלָה וָלַ֙יְלָה֙ וָלַ֛יְלָה וָלַיְלָה֮ וָלָ֑יְלָה וָלָֽיְלָה׃ וּ֝בַלַּ֗יְלָה וּ֭בַלַּיְלָה וּבַלַּ֔יְלָה וּבַלָּ֑יְלָה ובלילה והלילה וכלילה ולילה ולילה׃ ולילות כְּלֵ֖יל כַלַּ֛יִל כליל לְּ֝לַ֗יְלָה לֵ֝יל֗וֹת לֵ֣יל לֵיל֑וֹת לֵילֽוֹת׃ לַ֔יְלָה לַ֖יְלָה לַ֗יְלָה לַ֛יְלָה לַ֜יְלָה לַ֝֗יְלָה לַ֣יְלָה לַ֤יְלָה לַ֥יְלָה לַ֭יְלָה לַּ֗יְלָה לַיְלָה֒ לָ֑יְלָה לָ֥יְלָה לָֽיְלָה׃ ליל לילה לילה׃ לילות לילות׃ ללילה מִלֵּֽיל׃ מִלַּ֔יְלָה מליל׃ מלילה bal·lā·yə·lāh ḇal·lā·yə·lāh bal·lay·lāh ḇal·lay·lāh bal·lay·lāh- bal·lê·lō·wṯ balLayelah ballāyəlāh ḇallāyəlāh balLaylah ballaylāh ḇallaylāh ballaylāh- balleiLot ballêlōwṯ bə·lay·lāh bə·lêl beLaylah bəlaylāh beLeil bəlêl chalLayil hal·lā·yə·lāh hal·lay·lāh hal·lê·lō·wṯ halLayelah hallāyəlāh halLaylah hallaylāh halleiLot hallêlōwṯ ḵal·la·yil ḵallayil kə·lêl keLeil kəlêl lā·yə·lāh Lailah lay·lāh Layelah lāyəlāh Laylah laylāh lə·lay·lāh lê·lō·wṯ leil leiLot lêl leLaylah ləlaylāh lêlōwṯ mil·lay·lāh mil·lêl milLaylah millaylāh milLeil millêl ū·ḇal·lā·yə·lāh ū·ḇal·lay·lāh ūḇallāyəlāh ūḇallaylāh uvalLayelah uvalLaylah vaLayelah vaLaylah valLayelah valLaylah vechalLaylah vehalLaylah veLaylah veleiLot wā·lā·yə·lāh wā·lay·lāh wālāyəlāh wālaylāh wə·hal·lay·lāh wə·ḵal·lay·lāh wə·lay·lāh wə·lê·lō·wṯ wəhallaylāh wəḵallaylāh wəlaylāh wəlêlōwṯ
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