5968. alaph
Strong's Concordance
alaph: to cover
Original Word: עָלַף
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: alaph
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-laf')
Definition: to cover
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to cover
NASB Translation
became faint (1), faint (1), fainted (1), inlaid (1), wilted away (1), wrapped (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[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.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
faint, overlaid, wrap self

A primitive root; to veil or cover; figuratively, to be languid -- faint, overlaid, wrap self.

Forms and Transliterations
וַיִּתְעַלָּ֑ף וַתִּתְעַלָּ֔ף ויתעלף ותתעלף מְעֻלֶּ֖פֶת מעלפת עֻלְּפ֥וּ עלפו תִּ֠תְעַלַּפְנָה תתעלפנה ‘ul·lə·p̄ū ‘ulləp̄ū mə‘ullep̄eṯ mə·‘ul·le·p̄eṯ meulLefet tiṯ‘allap̄nāh tiṯ·‘al·lap̄·nāh Titallafnah ulleFu vaiyitalLaf vattitalLaf wat·tiṯ·‘al·lāp̄ wattiṯ‘allāp̄ way·yiṯ·‘al·lāp̄ wayyiṯ‘allāp̄
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 38:14
HEB: וַתְּכַ֤ס בַּצָּעִיף֙ וַתִּתְעַלָּ֔ף וַתֵּ֙שֶׁב֙ בְּפֶ֣תַח
NAS: [herself] with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat
KJV: with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in
INT: and covered A veil and wrapped and sat the gateway

Songs 5:14
HEB: עֶ֣שֶׁת שֵׁ֔ן מְעֻלֶּ֖פֶת סַפִּירִֽים׃
NAS: is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.
KJV: ivory overlaid [with] sapphires.
INT: is carved ivory Inlaid sapphires

Isaiah 51:20
HEB: בָּנַ֜יִךְ עֻלְּפ֥וּ שָׁכְב֛וּ בְּרֹ֥אשׁ
NAS: Your sons have fainted, They lie
KJV: Thy sons have fainted, they lie
INT: your sons have fainted lie the head

Amos 8:13
HEB: בַּיּ֨וֹם הַה֜וּא תִּ֠תְעַלַּפְנָה הַבְּתוּלֹ֧ת הַיָּפ֛וֹת
NAS: And the young men will faint from thirst.
KJV: and young men faint for thirst.
INT: day he will faint virgins the beautiful

Jonah 4:8
HEB: רֹ֥אשׁ יוֹנָ֖ה וַיִּתְעַלָּ֑ף וַיִּשְׁאַ֤ל אֶת־
NAS: head so that he became faint and begged
KJV: of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished
INT: head Jonah's became and begged with his soul

5 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 5968
5 Occurrences


mə·‘ul·le·p̄eṯ — 1 Occ.
tiṯ·‘al·lap̄·nāh — 1 Occ.
‘ul·lə·p̄ū — 1 Occ.
way·yiṯ·‘al·lāp̄ — 1 Occ.
wat·tiṯ·‘al·lāp̄ — 1 Occ.










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