alaph: to coverOriginal Word: עָלַףPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. rootDefinition
to coverNASB Translation
became faint (1), faint (1), fainted (1), inlaid (1), wilted away (1), wrapped (1).
] verb cover
(Late Hebrew id., cover, faint
; Arabic smear
, II. cover
; Assyrian elpitu
Pu`al Participle feminine covered, encrusted, construct מְעֻלֶּפֶת Songs 5:14 his belly if ivory encrusted with sapphires. Perfect3plural בָּנַיִךְ עֻלְּפוּ Isaiah 51:20 thy sons are enshrouded, enwrapped, i.e. their senses obscured = have swooned away; so also Ezekiel 31:15, reading 3feminine singular עֻלָּ֑פָה for substantive עֻלְמֶּה (Köii. 1, 118), all the trees have fainted for (עַל) him (so ᵐ5 ᵑ6 ᵑ9 Hi Co and others).
Hithpa`el enwrap oneself, Imperfect3feminine singular וַתִּתְעַלָּ֑ף Genesis 38:14 (J); = swoon away, 3 masculine singular וַיִּתְעַלָּ֑ף Jonah 4:8; 3feminine plural תִּתְעַלַּפְנָה Amos 8:13.
faint, overlaid, wrap self
A primitive root; to veil or cover; figuratively, to be languid -- faint, overlaid, wrap self.