Word Summary
ulay: perhaps
Original Word: אוּלַי
Transliteration: ulay
Phonetic Spelling: (oo-lah'ee)
Part of Speech: Adverb
Short Definition: perhaps
Meaning: perhaps
Strong's Concordance
if so be, may be, peradventure, unless

Or (shortened) rulay {oo-lah'ee}; from 'ow; if not; hence perhaps -- if so be, may be, peradventure, unless.

see HEBREW 'ow


H194. ulay

II. אוּלַי44 and (Genesis 24:39) אֻלַי

adverb (perhaps from אוֺ‎ & לַי‎ = לֵא לֵי,‎, as in לוּלֵא‎, = or not ?).

1 peradventure, perhaps; usually expressing a hope, as Genesis 16:2; Numbers 22:6, 11; 23:3; 1 Samuel 6:5; Jeremiah 20:10; but also a fear or doubt, as Genesis 27:12; Job 1:5, followed by לֹאGenesis 24:5, 39; in mockery Isaiah 47:12; Jeremiah 51:8.

2 followed by another clause ἀσυνδέτως, it, it expresses vir-tually the protasis = if peradventure Genesis 18:24, 28 (compare 18:29-32) Hosea 8:7 the blade shall yield no meal; יִבְלָעֻהוּ זָרִים יַעֲשֶׂה אוּלַיif perchance it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.

3 in Numbers 22:33 לוּלֵי‎ (q.v) must be read; unless she had turned aside from me, surely, etc.