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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4608 - מַעֲלֶה

Word Origin
from (05927)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) ascent, incline

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (18) NAS (16) HCS (19)
Numbers 1
Joshua 3
Judges 2
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Nehemiah 2
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
Joshua 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Nehemiah 2
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
Numbers 1
Joshua 4
Judges 2
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 1
2 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Nehemiah 2
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 3
n-cms 1
n-cmsc 14
n-cms 1
n-cmsc 14
n-cms 1
n-cmsc 14

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1357) lo (אהל AhL) AC: Work CO: Yoke AB: ?: The pictograph o is a picture of they eye representing knowledge and experience, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these mean "experience the staff". The yoke, a staff is lifted over the shoulder, is attached to the oxen for performing work. (eng: collar - with the exchange of the sound of the ayin with the c and the additional r)

A) lo (אהל AhL) AC: Raise CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) lo (אהל AhL) - I. Above:[df: lwe]II. Upon:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (152): above, high, upon, in, on, over, by, for, both, beyond, through, throughout, against, beside, forth, off, from - Strongs: H5920 (עַל), H5921 (עַל), H5922 (עַל)

Nf1) elo (אהלה AhLH) - Rising: A rising of smoke from a burnt offering. [Aramaic only] KJV (1): burn offering - Strongs: H5928 (עֲלָוָה)

Nf3) tflc (גלות GLWT) - Captivity: A yoke was placed on captives to be taken back. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (19): captivity, captive - Strongs: H1546 (גָּלוּת), H1547 (גָּלוּ)

am) lom (מאהל MAhL) - Above: KJV (138): above, upward, high, exceeding, upon, forward - Strongs: H4605 (מַעַל)

af1) elom (מאהלה MAhLH) - Ascent: A place of straight or stepped incline. KJV (47): degree, steps, dial, by, come, story, up - Strongs: H4609 (מַעֲלָה)

fm) ilo (אהלי AhLY) - Pestle: As lifted up then down to smash what is in the mortar. KJV (1): pestle - Strongs: H5940 (עֱלִי)

if1) elot (תאהלה TAhLH) - Trench: A watercourse that rises in elevation to bring down water from a higher source. KJV (11): conduit, trench, watercourse, healing, cured, river - Strongs: H8585 (תְּעָלָה)

km) lom (מאהל MAhL) - Rising: [Aramaic only] KJV (1): down - Strongs: H4606 (מֶעָל)

pm) mlo (אהלמ AhLM) - Youth: A young male at the prime age for work. KJV (2): young, stripling - Strongs: H5958 (עֶלֶם)

pf1) emlo (אהלמה AhLMH) - Youth: A young female at the prime age for work. KJV (7): virgin, maid, damsel - Strongs: H5959 (עַלְמָה)

fjm) nfilo (אהליונ AhLYWN) - High: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (57): high, upper, higher, highest, above, uppermost - Strongs: H5945 (עֶלְיוֹן), H5946 (עֶלְיוֹן)

rpm) mflo (אהלומ AhLWM) - Youth: A young male at the prime age for work. KJV (4): youth - Strongs: H5934 (עֲלוּמִים)

B) llo (אהלל AhLL) AC: Work CO: ? AB: ?: The yoke was listed up onto the shoulder of the oxen to perform work.

V) llo (אהלל AhLL) - Work: To perform a work. To work over another as a mocking or abuse. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (23): (vf: Hitpael, Hophal) glean, done, abuse, mock, affect, children, do, defiled, practice, wrought, bring, come, went - Strongs: H5953 (עָלַל), H5954 (עֲלַל)

am) llom (מאהלל MAhLL) - Works: KJV (41): doings, works, inventions, endeavors - Strongs: H4611 (מַעֲלָל)

bm) lilo (אהליל AhLYL) - Furnace: Used for working metals. KJV (1): furnace - Strongs: H5948 (עֲלִיל)

bf1) elilo (אהלילה AhLYLH) - Works: KJV (24): doing, works, deeds, occasions, actions, actions, acts, inventions - Strongs: H5949 (עֲלִלָה)

bff1) eililo (אהליליה AhLYLYH) - Works: KJV (1): work - Strongs: H5950 (עֲלִילִיָּה)

idm) lflot (תאהלול TAhLWL) - Impulse: A work performed without consideration. KJV (2): babe, delusion - Strongs: H8586 (תַּעֲלוּלִים)

H) elo (אהלה AhLH) AC: Lift CO: ? AB: ?: The lifting of the yoke onto the shoulder. One taken into exile is placed in the yoke for transport and the yoke of bondage. It was a common practice to strip the clothes off of those taken into exile.

V) elo (אהלה AhLH) - I. Rise:To go, come or bring oneself or something up. [Hebrew and Aramaic; A generic verb with a wide application meaning to lift up] [df: hlg]II. Uncover:As a lifting off of the cover. To be exposed from the removal of clothing. Also to reveal something by exposing it. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hlg alg]KJV (1087): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Hophal, Pual, Piel) up, offer, come, bring, ascend, go, chew, offering, light, increase, burn, depart, put, spring, raise, break, exalt, uncover, discover, captive, carry away, reveal, open, captivity, show, remove, appear, brought, carry - Strongs: H1540 (גָּלָה), H1541 (גְּלָא), H5924 (עֵלָּא), H5927 (עָלָה)

Nm ) elo (אהלה AhLH) - Leaf: As high in the tree. KJV (18): leaf, branch - Strongs: H5929 (עָלֶה)

am) elom (מאהלה MAhLH) - Ascent: A place of straight or stepped incline. KJV (18): up, ascent, cheifest, cliff, hill, stairs - Strongs: H4608 (מַעֲלֶה)

ff1) eilo (אהליה AhLYH) - Loft: A room on top of the house used during hot days of summer. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (21): chamber, parlour, up, ascent, loft, chamber - Strongs: H5944 (עֲלִיָּה), H5952 (עִלִּי)

J) lfo (אהול AhWL) AC: Lift CO: Yoke AB: ?: The lifting up of the yoke upon the shoulders of the oxen.

Nm) lfo (אהול AhWL) - Yoke: [df: le] KJV (40): yoke - Strongs: H5923 (עוֹל)

Nf1 ) elfo (אהולה AhWLH) - I. Rising:A rising of smoke from a burnt offering. II. Captivity:In the sense of lifting a yoke on the shoulder. [df: hlwghlg] KJV (331): burn offering, ascent, go up, captivity, carry, captive, remove - Strongs: H1473 (גֹּלָה), H5930 (עוֹלָה)

L) loi (יאהל YAhL) AC: Lift CO: ? AB: ?

V) loi (יאהל YAhL) - Lift: KJV (23): (vf: Hiphil) profit, forward, good, profitable - Strongs: H3276 (יָעַל)

am) lofm (מואהל MWAhL) - Lift: KJV (1): lifting - Strongs: H4607 (מֹעַל)

M) lio (אהיל AhYL) AC: ? CO: Coat AB: ?: An upper garment lifted up onto the shoulders.

Nf1) elio (אהילה AhYLH) - Occasion: [Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (3): occasion - Strongs: H5931 (עִלָּה)

fm) ilio (אהילי AhYLY) - High: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (12): upper, high - Strongs: H5942 (עִלִּי), H5943 (עִלָּי)

km) liom (מאהיל MAhYL) - Cloak: KJV (28): robe, mantle, cloke, coat - Strongs: H4598 (מְעִיל)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מַעֲלֶה19 noun masculine Isaiah 15:5 ascent; — ׳מ Nehemiah 12:37; construct מַעֲלֵה Joshua 10:10 14t.; מַעֲלָו֯ Ezekiel 40:31,34,37;

1 ascent of hill or mountain: to a city 1 Samuel 9:11, to the royal sepulchers (in Jerusalem) 2 Chronicles 32:33; הַזֵּיתִית׳מִ 2 Samuel 15:30 (see זַיִת

3); עַקְרַבִּים׳מ = Srorpion-pass, on southern border of Palestine, Judges 1:36; Numbers 36:4; Joshua 15:3 (both P), i.e. probably the Na‡b eƒ-ƒafâ southwest from Dead Sea Buhl Geogr. 16. 66 Di and GFM on the passage, and references; often defined by proper name, of a location: אֲדֻמִים׳מ Joshua 15:7; Joshua 18:17, south of valley of Achor, between Jerusalem and Jericho, compare modern Tel`at ed-dâm BuhlGeogr. 98.; see also בֵּית חוֺרֹן I. גּוּר, II. חֶרֶס, לוּחִית, II. ציץ.

2 of stairs Ezekiel 40:31,34,37; to a wall Nehemiah 12:27; מַעֵלֵה הַלִּוִיִּם Nehemiah 9:4. p.111,158, 357,532, 851

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מַעֲלֶה m. (from the root עָלָה)

(1)  an ascent, a place by which one goes up, Nehemiah 12:37. With suff. מַעֲלָיו its ascent (sing. compare Hebr. Gramm. § 90, 9), Ezekiel 40:31.

(2) a lofty place

(a) a stage, a platform, Nehemiah 9:4.

(b) an acclivity, a hill. מַעֲלֵה הָעִיר 1 Samuel 9:11 מַעֲלֵה הַזֵּתִים the acclivity or mount of Olives, 2 Samuel 15:30 מַעֲלֵה אֲדֻמִּים Joshua 15:7, 18:17, on the borders of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, מַעֲלֵה עַקְרַבִּים (“the acclivity of scorpions”), Numbers 34:4; Joshua 15:3, on the southern borders of Palestine.

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List of Word Forms
בְּֽמַעֲלֵה֮ בְּמַֽעֲלֵה־ בְּמַעֲלֵ֣ה בְמַעֲלֵ֨ה בַּֽמַּעֲלֶ֖ה במעלה במעלה־ לְמַעֲלֵ֣ה למעלה מִֽלְמַעֲלֵ֖ה מַֽעֲלֵ֣ה מַעֲלֵ֣ה מַעֲלָֽיו׃ מלמעלה מעלה מעליו׃ bam·ma·‘ă·leh bamma‘ăleh bammaaLeh bə·ma·‘ă·lêh ḇə·ma·‘ă·lêh bə·ma·‘ă·lêh- bəma‘ălêh ḇəma‘ălêh bəma‘ălêh- bemaaLeh lə·ma·‘ă·lêh ləma‘ălêh lemaaLeh ma‘ălāw ma‘ălêh ma·‘ă·lāw ma·‘ă·lêh maaLav maaLeh mil·ma·‘ă·lêh milma‘ălêh milmaaLeh vemaaLeh
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