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Ancient Hebrew Dictionary - Indexed by English Translation
(1000 Most Common Hebrew Words in the Hebrew Bible)
By Jeff A. Benner



עָמָל a-mal Labor 5999 To exert one's power of body or mind, especially with painful or strenuous effort. A labor that causes grief, pain or weariness. A laborer as one who toils. AHLB

ספד sa-phad Lament (verb) 5594 To mourn aloud; wail. AHLB

נֵר neyr Lamp 5216 A container for an inflammable liquid, as oil, which is burned at a wick as a means of illumination. AHLB

מְנוֹרָה me-no-rah Lampstand 4501 A platform, sometimes elevated, for holding a lamp. AHLB

אֶרֶץ e-rets Land 776 The solid part of the earth's surface. The whole of the earth or a region. AHLB

אַחֲרוֹן a-hha-ron Last 314 In, to or toward the back. To be in back of, at the rear or following after something. AHLB

שׂחק sa-hhaq Laugh (verb) 7832 To laugh in play, sport or scorn. AHLB

שׁכב sha-khav Lay Down (verb) 7901 To give up; to lie down for copulation, rest or sleep. AHLB

מִשְׁכָּב meesh-kav Laying Place 4904 The location one lays for rest or sleep. AHLB

למד la-mad Learn (verb) 3925 To acquire knowledge or skill through instruction from one who is experienced. The piel form of the Hebrew verb means "cause to learn," or "teach."} AHLB

עזב a-zav Leave (verb) 5800 To go away from; to neglect. AHLB

יתר ya-tar Leave Behind (verb) 3498 To set aside; to retain or hold over to a future time or place; to leave a remainder. AHLB

שְׂמוֹאל se-mol Left Hand 8040 The left hand, side or direction. AHLB

אֹרֶךְ o-rek Length 753 A measured distance or dimension. AHLB

נטשׁ na-tash Let Alone (verb) 5203 To be left behind by those who leave. AHLB

כַּפֹּרֶת ka-po-ret Lid 3727 The cover of a box or other container. AHLB

כָּזָב ka-zav Lie 3577 ? AHLB

גבה ga-vah Lift High (verb) 1361 To lift up to a greater elevation or stature. AHLB

נסא na-sa Lift Up (verb) 5375 To lift up a burden or load and carry it; to lift up camp and begin a journey; to forgive in the sense of removing the offense. AHLB

אוֹר or Light 216 The illumination from the sun, moon, stars, fire, candle or other source. AHLB

אור or Light (verb) 215 To shine with an intense light; be or give off light; to be bright. AHLB

יצת ya-tsat Light On Fire (verb) 3341 To kindle a blaze. AHLB

שֵׁשׁ sheysh Linen 8336 Fabric made of flax and noted for its strength, coolness and luster. A white cloth. Also, marble from its whiteness. AHLB

אַרִי a-ree Lion 738 A large carnivorous chiefly nocturnal cat. A feared animal. AHLB

שָׂפָה sa-phah Lip 8193 The rim or edge of the mouth or other opening. Language, as spoken from the lips. AHLB

חיה hhay-yah Live (verb) 2421 To be alive and continue alive. Have life within. The revival of life gained from food or other necessity. The piel (intensive) form means "keep alive." AHLB

מִקְנֶה meeq-neh Livestock 4735 Animals kept or raised for use or pleasure. What is purchased or possessed. AHLB

חַי hhai Living 2416 The quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body; life. Literally the stomach. Used idiomatically of living creatures, especially in conjunction with land, ground or field. AHLB

אָדוֹן a-don Lord 113 The ruler as the foundation to the community. AHLB

אֲדוֹנָי a-do-nai Lord 136 Frequently used as a title for God. This is a the plural possessive form of the word a-don and means "my lords." AHLB

רֶשַׁע re-sha Lost 7562 Departed from the correct path or way, either out of ignorance or revolt. AHLB

רָשָׁע ra-sha Lost 7563 Departed from the correct path or way, either out of ignorance or revolt. AHLB

גּוֹרָל go-ral Lot 1486 Colored stones that are thrown and read to determine a course of action or to make a decision. AHLB

אהב a-hav Love (verb) 157 To provide and protect that which is given as a privilege. An intimacy of action and emotion. Strong affection for another arising from personal ties. AHLB

שׁפל sha-phal Low (verb) 8213 To be small in position or stature. AHLB

כנע ka-na Lower (verb) 3665 To be brought down low in humility or submission. AHLB