441. alluwph
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alluwph: captain
Original Word: אַלּוּף
Part of Speech: Adjective Masculine
Transliteration: alluwph
Phonetic Spelling: (al-loof')
Short Definition: captain

I. אַלּוּף adjective tame׳א absolute Micah 7:5 +; construct Proverbs 2:17 +; suffix אַלּוּפֵי Psalm 55:14; plural אַלֻּפִים Jeremiah 13:21; suffix אַלֻּפֵינוּ Psalm 144:14, etc.; —

1 tame, docile, כֶּבֶשׂ אַלּוּף a docile (gentle) lamb Jeremiah 11:19.

2. noun masculine friend, intimate Psalm 55:14 ("" מְיֻדָּע) Micah 7:5 ("" רֵעַ) Proverbs 16:28; Proverbs 17:9; Jeremiah 13:21; of a woman's husband נְעוּרֶיהָ ׳א Proverbs 2:17; figurative of ׳י as husband of Judah, id., Jeremiah 3:4.

3 i. q. I. אֶלֶף; אַלּוּפֵינוּ מְסֻבָּלִים Psalm 144:14 (i.e. cows).

II. אַלּוּף noun masculine1Chronicles 1:51 chief, chiliarch (denominative from II. אֶלֶף see Di Genesis 36:15) — ׳א absolute Genesis 36:15 +; plural construct אַלּוּפֵי (אַלֻּפֵי) Exodus 15:15 +; suffix אַלּוּפֵיהֶם Genesis 36:19,30 — chief (tribal) of Edom Genesis 36:15 (5 t.) + 38 t. Genesis 36 (P); Exodus 15:15 (E) 1 Chronicles 1:51 (4 t.) + 9 t.; of Judah Zechariah 12:5,6; so אַלֻּף Zechariah 9:7 (in simile)

captain, duke, chief friend, governor, guide, ox

Or (shortened) talluph {al-loof'}; from 'alph; familiar; a friend, also gentle; hence, a bullock (as being tame; applied, although masculine, to a cow); and so, a chieftain (as notable, like neat cattle) -- captain, duke, (chief) friend, governor, guide, ox.

see HEBREW 'alph

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