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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1802 - דָּלָה
1081) ld (דל DL) AC: Back and Forth CO: Door AB: ?: The pictograph d is a door. The l is a picture of staff and represents any rod. Combined these pictures mean "the door on the rod". The tent door was hung down as a curtain, covering the entrance to the tent, from a horizontal pole. The door was then moved to the side for going in and out of the tent. (eng: door - an exchange for the d and l)
A) ld (דל DL) AC: ? CO: Door AB: Poor: Any object that dangles such as a bucket that is hung from a rope down a well to retrieve water. The hair hangs from the head. A poor or weak person hangs the head in poverty.
V) lld (דלל DLL) - Brought low: To be brought down low such as the head in humility or a dried up river. KJV (9): (vf: Paal, Niphal) brought low, dried up, not equal, emptied, fail, impoverished, thin - Strongs: H1809 (דָּלַל)
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(1) i.q. דָּלַל to hang down, to be pendulous, compare Arabic دلى Conj. V used of branches hanging down, and Eth. ደሰወ፡ to wave, to hang down, see דָּלִית.
(2) to make to hang down, i.e. to let down, a bucket into a well, to draw water. (Arab. دَلَا and دَلَى, Syr. ܕܠܳ, id. Hence Gr. τλάω, and the compound ἀν-τλάω, Lat. antlare) Exodus 2:16, 19. Metaph. Proverbs 20:5, “counsel in the heart of a man is as deep water, וְאִישׁ תְּבוּנָה יִדְלֶנָּה but a man of understanding will draw it out.”
Piel, to draw, to take out (from a well), metaph. to set free, Psalms 30:2, אֲרוֹמִמְךָ כִּי דִלִּיתָנִי “I will extol thee, for thou hast set me free.” As to the form דַּלְיוּ Proverbs 26:7, see דָּלַל.
Hence דַּל No I, דָּלָה, דֶּלֶת, דְּלִי, דֳּלִי, דָּלִית and the pr.n. דְּלָיָה, דְּלָיָהוּ.
דָּלָה i.q דֶּלֶת a door, see דַּל No. I, Isaiah 26:20 קרי, [דְּלָֽתְךָ], whence dual דְּלָתַיִם, see the word דֶּלֶת.
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