5956. alam
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alam: to conceal
Original Word: עָלַם
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: alam
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-lam')
Short Definition: hidden

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to conceal
NASB Translation
blind (1), disregard* (1), escapes (1), ever (1), hidden (10), hide (6), hides (1), melts (1), neglect (1), pay no attention (2), pretenders (1), secret (1), shuts (1).

I. [עָלַם] verb conceal (Late Hebrew id., derived species); —

Qal Participle pass עֲלֻמֵנוּ Psalm 90:8 as substantive our secret, i.e. hidden sin ("" עֲוֺנֹת).

Niph`al Perfect be concealed, of wisdom, 3 feminine singular נֶעֶלְמָה מֵעֵינֵי Job 28:21; of a fact or condition, נֶעְלַם2Chronicles 9:2, ׳וְנ consecutive Leviticus 5:2,3,4 (all with מִן person), מֵעֵינֵי ׳וְנ Leviticus 4:13; Numbers 5:13 (all P); Participle

1 נֶעְלָם concealed, with הָיָה in periphrastic conjugation 1 Kings 10:3 (מִן person); absolute כָּלנֶֿעְלָם Ecclesiastes 12:14.

2 feminine singular תְּהִי נַעֲלָמָה Nahum 3:11 mayest thou become obscured (as to the senses; figurative for swoon), but very doubtful, read perhaps נעלפה ? [Dr].

3 plural נַעֲלָמִים Psalm 26:4 those who conceal themselves, i.e. their thoughts; dissemblers ("" מְתֵי שָׁוְא).

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular הֶעְלִים 2 Kings 4:27; 3plural הֶעְלִימוּ Ezekiel 22:26; Imperfect2masculine singular תַּעְלִים Psalm 10:1,תַּעְלֵם Lamentations 3:56; 3masculine plural יַעְלִימוּ Leviticus 20:4, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַעְלֵם Leviticus 20:4; Participle מַעְלִים Job 42:3; Proverbs 28:27; — conceal, hide, with מִן person 2 Kings 4:27 ("" לֹא הִגִּיד לִי); usually hide the eyes from (מִן), i.e. disregard Isaiah 1:15; Ezekiel 22:26, ׳וגו ׳הַעְלֵם יַע Leviticus 20:4, מִן omitted Proverbs 28:27; hide the eyes by (ב) a bribe 1 Samuel 12:3 (i.e. pervert justice, but see עַיִן

3d); hide (cover) the ear Lamentations 3:56 (turn a deaf ear); hide (obscure) counsel (עֵצָה) Job 42:3; לָמָה ׳תַּע Psalm 10:1 why dost thou [׳י] hide, that is, thine eyes (so most), or practise concealment (= hide thyself)?

Hithpa`el Perfect2masculine singular consecutive וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּ מֵהֶם Deuteronomy 22:1,4 and thou hide thyself completely from them (utterly neglect to aid), so Infinitive construct (מֵהֶם omitted) לְהִתְעַלֵּם Deuteronomy 22:3; so also Imperfect with מִן, תִּתְעַלַּם Psalm 55:2, תִּתְעַלָּ֑ם Isaiah 58:7; once literal יִתְעַלֶּםשָֿׁ֑לֶג Job 6:16 wherein snow hides itself.

blind, dissembler, hide self, secret thing

A primitive root; to veil from sight, i.e. Conceal (literally or figuratively) -- X any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).

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