Letter א [a]

אי [a-i:]

אִי          [ee ]

1- An island; a tract of land surrounded by water.

2- A country in the sense of isolated.
Strong’s Number: 339

In Arabic:  Not-known


אי ב          [ay.’ya:v]**

A verb

1- to attack
2-To be antagonistic or unfriendly to another. An action that is taken by an enemy.
Strong’s Number: 341

Note: the [v] is very subtle.

In Arabic:

إيفَ – [ee-f] or [e-yaf]


The plantation: has been attacked – vendalised. 


אַיִ ל          [a-yeel]

A noun
1-Buck; the large males of a flock of sheep or heard of deer.

2- By extension, anything of strength including a chief, pillar (as the strong support of a building), or oak tree (one of the strongest of the woods).
Strong’s Number: 352

In Arabic:

أُيَّل – with Qibbuts – [u-yal]

The same meaning as in Hebrew.


אַיִ ן          [a-yea.n]


1- Without; Refers to the lack of something or the inability to do or have something.

2- The search for a place of unknown origin.
Strong’s Number: 369

In Arabic

عَيْن – [a-yea.n] or [ayn]  

Note: the first [a] is not an alif but [ع ] the equivalent of the Hebrew letter/sound  [ע]

1-the eye

2-Natural spring of water


אֵי פָ ה          [‘e-fah]


1-Eyphah; a dry standard of measure equal to 3 se’ahs or 10 omers. The same as the liquid measure bath which is about 9 imperial gallons or 40 liters.
Strong’s Number: 374

In Arabic:

يِيفَه – [yee.fa] only in dialect – it means the same thing.


אִי שׁ          [eesh]

1- A man; an adult male human. As mortal. Also, used to mean “each” in the sense of an individual.
Strong’s Number: 376

In Arabic:

إيشْ  – [eesh] Eastern rural dialects meaning: What?







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