5968. alaph
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alaph: to cover
Original Word: עָלַף
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: alaph
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-laf')
Short Definition: faint

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to cover
NASB Translation
became faint (1), faint (1), fainted (1), inlaid (1), wilted away (1), wrapped (1).

[עָלַף] verb cover (Late Hebrew id., cover, faint; Arabic smear, II. cover, sheath; Assyrian elpitu, pining, exhaustion); —

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.

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