Word Summary
aliyyah: a roof chamber
Original Word: עֲלִיָּה
Transliteration: aliyyah
Phonetic Spelling: (al-ee-yaw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: a roof chamber
Meaning: something lofty, a stair-way, a second-story room, the sky
Strong's Concordance
ascent, upper chamber, going up, loft, parlor

Feminine from alah; something lofty, i.e. A stair-way; also a second-story room (or even one on the roof); figuratively, the sky -- ascent, (upper) chamber, going up, loft, parlour.

see HEBREW alah


H5944. aliyyah

עֲלִיָּהnoun feminine (c. adjective masculine Jeremiah 22:14, compare AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 83Synt. § 251 k) roof-chamber (Late Hebrew id., עֲלִיתָא ᵑ7‎, Syriac (whence Arabic dining-room as loan-word Frä20f.); Sabean עלית‎ DHMEpigr. Denkm. 27); — chamber on roof, cool and secluded: absolute ׳עJudges 3:23-24, 25 (compare NesMarg. 13), 1 Kings 17:19, 23; 2 Kings 4:11; construct הַמְּקֵרָה עֲלִיַּתJudges 3:20, קִֿיר׳ע2 Kings 4:10 roof-chamber with walls (permanent); ׳ע הַשַּׁעַר2 Samuel 19:1, i.e. over the gateway; ׳ע הַמִּנָּהNehemiah 3:31-32, i.e. at a corner of the wall; ׳ע אָחָז2 Kings 23:12 (probably built by A.); suffix עֲלִיָּתוֺ1:2 (belonging to Ahaziah); — 2 Chronicles 9:4 read עֹלֹתָיו‎ (compare "" 1 Kings 10:5); plural absolute מְרֻוָּחִים עֲלִיּוֺתJeremiah 22:14 spacious roof-chambers; in Solomon's temple according to 2 Chronicles 3:9, so suffix עֲלִיּתָיו1 Chronicles 28:11; more Generally עֲלִיּוֺתָיוJeremiah 22:13; ׳י‎'s chambers in sky Psalm 104:3, containing rain, 104:13.