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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #8438 - תֹּלַעַת

tôlâ‛, tôlê‛âh, tôla‛ath, tôla‛ath
to-law', to-lay-aw', (3,4) to-lah'-ath  
Word Origin
from (03216)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) worm, scarlet stuff, crimson

1a) worm — the female ‘coccus ilicis’

1b) scarlet stuff, crimson, scarlet

1b1) the dye made from the dried body of the female of the worm “coccus ilicis”

2) worm, maggot

2a) worm, grub

2b) the worm “coccus ilicis”

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2847 ‑ κόκκινος (kok'‑kee‑nos);  2848 ‑ κόκκος (kok'‑kos);  4663 ‑ σκώληξ (sko'‑lakes);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (43) NAS (3) HCS (43)
Exodus 27
Leviticus 5
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 1
Job 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 4
Lamentations 1
Jonah 1
Exodus 1
Isaiah 1
Lamentations 1
Exodus 27
Leviticus 5
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 1
Job 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 4
Lamentations 1
Jonah 1
n-cfs 12
n-cfsc 25
n-cms 2
n-cfs 12
n-cfsc 25
n-cms 2
n-cfs 11
n-cfsc 25
n-cms 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1269) ol (לאה LAh) AC: Swallow CO: Throat AB: ?

A) ol (לאה LAh) AC: ? CO: Throat AB: ?

Nm ) ol (לאה LAh) - Throat: KJV (1): throat - Strongs: H3930 (לֹעַ)

im) olt (תלאה TLAh) - Crimson: The color of the throat. KJV (1): scarlet - Strongs: H8529 (תָּלַע)

J) ofl (לואה LWAh) AC: Swallow CO: ? AB: ?

V) ofl (לואה LWAh) - Swallow: KJV (2): (vf: Paal) swallow - Strongs: H3886 (לוּעַ)

L) oli (ילאה YLAh) AC: Devour CO: ? AB: ?

V) oli (ילאה YLAh) - Devour: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) devour - Strongs: H3216 (יָלַע)

im) olft (תולאה TWLAh) - I. Crimson:The color of the throat. II. Worm:A crimson colored worm. KJV (43): scarlet, worm - Strongs: H8438 (תֹּלַעַת)

Adopted Roots:

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. תּוֺלָע noun [masculine] worm, scarlet stuff (dyed with the coccus ilicis, see שָׁנִי Thatcher Hast. DB COLOURS); —

1 worm, only plural תּוֺלָעִים in stale manna Exodus 16:20 (P).

2 scarlet stuff, absolute singular תּוֺלָ Isaiah 1:18 (in sim "" שָׁנִים; opposed to צֶמֶר); token of luxury Lamentations 4:5.

תּוֺלֵעָה, תּוֺלַ֫עַת40

noun feminine worm; — absolute תּוֺלֵעָה Isaiah 14:11; Job 25:6; תּוֺלַעַת Isaiah 41:14 +, תּוֺלָ֑עַת Deuteronomy 28:39; Numbers 19:6; construct תּוֺלַ֫עַת Exodus 25:4 +; suffix תּוֺלַעְתָּם Isaiah 66:24; —

1 worm, grub, vine-weevil Jonah 4:7; Deuteronomy 28:39 (collective); devouring the dead Isaiah 14:11 (collective: "" רִמָּה), Isaiah 66:24 (collective) symbol of insignificance Isaiah 41:14; Job 25:6 ("" רִמָּה), Psalm 22:7.

2 elsewhere (P) specif + שָׁנִי (q. v.), of the coccus ilicis yielding scarlet colour: ׳שְׁנִי (הַ)תּ Leviticus 14:4,6,49,51,52; Numbers 19:6; of crimson stuff שָׁנִי׳בֶּגֶד ת Numbers 4:8; usually תְּכֵלָת וְאַרְגָּמָן׳(הַ)שָּׁנִי וגו ׳שְׁנִ Exodus 25:4; Exodus 26:1 24t. Exodus.

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List of Word Forms
בְּתוֹלַ֧עַת בתולעת הַתֹּלָֽעַת׃ הַתּוֹלַ֖עַת הַתּוֹלַ֗עַת הַתּוֹלָֽעַת׃ התולעת התולעת׃ התלעת׃ וְתֹלַ֣עַת וְתוֹלַ֣עַת וְתוֹלַ֥עַת וְתוֹלַ֧עַת וּבְתוֹלַ֥עַת ובתולעת ותולעת ותלעת כַתּוֹלָ֖ע כתולע תּוֹלֵעָֽה׃ תּוֹלַ֔עַת תּוֹלַ֣עַת תּוֹלַ֥עַת תּוֹלַ֧עַת תּוֹלָעִ֖ים תוֹלַ֖עַת תוֹלַ֣עַת תוֹלַעְתָּ֞ם תוֹלָ֑עַת תוֹלָ֔ע תולע תולעה׃ תולעים תולעת תולעתם bə·ṯō·w·la·‘aṯ betoLaat bəṯōwla‘aṯ chattoLa hat·tō·lā·‘aṯ hat·tō·w·la·‘aṯ hat·tō·w·lā·‘aṯ hattōlā‘aṯ hattoLaat hattōwla‘aṯ hattōwlā‘aṯ ḵat·tō·w·lā‘ ḵattōwlā‘ ṯō·w·lā‘ ṯō·w·la‘·tām tō·w·la·‘aṯ ṯō·w·la·‘aṯ ṯō·w·lā·‘aṯ tō·w·lā·‘îm tō·w·lê·‘āh toLa toLaat tolaIm tolaTam toleAh ṯōwlā‘ tōwla‘aṯ ṯōwla‘aṯ ṯōwlā‘aṯ tōwlā‘îm ṯōwla‘tām tōwlê‘āh ū·ḇə·ṯō·w·la·‘aṯ ūḇəṯōwla‘aṯ uvetoLaat vetoLaat wə·ṯō·la·‘aṯ wə·ṯō·w·la·‘aṯ wəṯōla‘aṯ wəṯōwla‘aṯ
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