3629. kilyah
Lexical Summary
kilyah: a kidney
Original Word: כִּלְיָה
Transliteration: kilyah
Phonetic Spelling: (kil-yaw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: a kidney
Meaning: a kidney, the mind
Strong's Concordance
kidneys, reins

Feminine of kliy (only in the plural); a kidney (as an essential organ); figuratively, the mind (as the interior self) -- kidneys, reins.

see HEBREW kliy


H3629. kilyah

[כִּלְיָהnoun feminine only plural kidneys (Late Hebrew כִּלְיָה‎ (plural); Aramaic כּוּלְיָא‎ or כּוֺלְיָא‎ (only plural), ; Ethiopic ᵐ5οἱ νεφροί); — absolute plural כְּלָיוֺתJeremiah 11:20 5t.; כְּלָֹיתExodus 29:13 13t.; construct כִּלְיוֺתDeuteronomy 32:14; Isaiah 34:6; suffix כִּלְיוֺתַיJob 16:3 2t.; כִּלְֹיתַי19:27; כִּלְיוֺתָ֑יPsalm 16:7; Proverbs 23:16; כִּלְֹיתָ֑יPsalm 139:13; Lamentations 3:13; כִּלְיוֺתֵיהֶםJeremiah 12:2; — kidneys:

1 literally, as physical organ,

a. of man, only in poetry, as created by ׳יPsalm 139:13; as the most sensitive and vital part, in metaphor of one wounded by ׳י‎s arrows Job 16:13; Lamentations 3:13.

b. of sacrificial animals, offered as choice part to ׳יLeviticus 3:4, 10, 15; 4:9; 7:4; 9:10, 19; ׳הַכּ שְׁתֵּיExodus 29:13, 22; Leviticus 3:4, 10, 15; 4:9; 7:4; 8:16, 25 (all P); in figure of sacrifice Edomites אֵילִים כִּלְיוֺת חֵלֶבIsaiah 34:6; transferred to wheat,חִטָּה כִּלְיוֺת חֵלֶבDeuteronomy 32:14 kidney-fat (i.e. the choicest, richest) of wheat.

2 figurative, as seat of emotion and affection Job 19:27; Proverbs 23:16; Psalm 16:7; 73:21; מִכּ ׳וְרָחוֺק בְּפִיהֶם אַתָּה קָרוֺבJeremiah 12:2 near art thou in their mouth, and far from their affections; hence, as involving character, the object of God's examination, always "" כ ׳כֹּחֵן ׃לֵב וָלֵב11:20 compare Psalm 7:10, כ כֹּחֵן לֵב ׳חֹקֵרJeremiah 17:10, כ רֹאֶה צַדִּיק ׳בֹּחֵן וָלֵב20:12, כ ׳צָרְו֯פָה וְלִבִּיPsalm 26:2.

כְּלוּלָה כַּלָּה,‎ see below II. כלל‎.

כלח‎ (√ of I. כֶּלַח‎, meaning dubious; Arabic is contract the face, look hard, stern; a hard year (though dearth, etc.)).


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