BDB161 [H174]

III. [אהל] noun [masculine] odorific tree, aloe (?) (? loan-word from Sanskrit aguru, agaru, dialect aghil, compare WilsonSkr. Dict.; M. Müller in PuseyDan 2d ed. p. 647 f; aloÎxylon agallochum (compare SigismundAromata, Leipz. 1884, p. 38 f, MV cite KondrackiBeitr. z. Kenntn. d. Aloe, Dorpat 1874 & BaerReden III, 293 f); others aloe succotrina (SchenkelBL, compare Di ad Num 24:6); Wetzst in DeSong 2d ed. 167 brings under I. אהל; he proposes cardamum, Arabic from = little tents, from three-cornered shape of capsules)

1. plural אֲהָלִים trees planted by ׳י Num 24:6 (|| ארזים perhaps error for אֵילִים compare Di.
2. aloes, as sweet-smelling; perfume for bed, אֲהָלִים Prov 7:17 (|| מֹר, קִנָּמוֺן); for garments אֲהָלוֺת Ps 45:9 (|| מֹר, קְצִיעוֺת); of bride, under figure of odorific tree Song 4:14 (|| מֹר, כָּלרָֿאשֵׁי בְשָׂמִים).

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