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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1803 - דַּלָּה
1) hair, threads, thrum (threads of warp hanging in loom)
2) poor (usually collective of helpless people)
3) (TWOT) poorest, lowest
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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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דַּלָּה f. (from דָּלַל), pr. something hanging down, slender, specially
(1) slender thread, specially the thrum by which the web is fastened to the weaver’s beam; Isaiah 38:12, מִדַּלָּה יְבַצְּעֵנִי “he has cut me off from the thrum,” an image of death, taken from a weaver who cuts off his finished work from the beam. (Ch. דְּלִיל the web).
(2) hair, locks hanging down, Song of Solomon 7:6 where the Vulg. has coma capitis.
(3) slenderness, poverty for the concr. the poor, 2 Kings 24:14, 25:12. Plur. דַּלּוֹת הָעָם Jeremiah 52:15, and ד׳ הָאָרֶץ verse 16 Jeremiah 52:16 id.
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