Word Summary
alam: to conceal
Original Word: עָלַם
Transliteration: alam
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-lam')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to conceal
Meaning: to veil from sight, conceal
Strong's Concordance
blind, dissembler, hide self, secret thing

A primitive root; to veil from sight, i.e. Conceal (literally or figuratively) -- X any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).


H5956. alam

I. [עָלַם‎] verb conceal (Late Hebrew id., derived species); —

Qal Participle pass עֲלֻמֵנוּPsalm 90:8 as substantive our secret, i.e. hidden sin ("" עֲוֺנֹת‎).

Niph`al Perfect be concealed, of wisdom, 3 feminine singular מֵעֵינֵי נֶעֶלְמָהJob 28:21; of a fact or condition, נֶעְלַם2 Chronicles 9:2, ׳וְנ‎ consecutive Leviticus 5:2-3, 4 (all with מִן‎ person), ׳וְנ מֵעֵינֵי4:13; Numbers 5:13 (all P); Participle

1 נֶעְלָםconcealed, with הָיָה‎ in periphrastic conjugation 1 Kings 10:3 (מִן‎ person); absolute כָּלנֶֿעְלָםEcclesiastes 12:14.

2 feminine singular נַעֲלָמָה תְּהִיNahum 3:11 mayest thou become obscured (as to the senses; figurative for swoon), but very doubtful, read perhaps נעלפה‎ ? [Dr].

3 plural נַעֲלָמִיםPsalm 26:4 those who conceal themselves, i.e. their thoughts; dissemblers ("" שָׁוְא מְתֵי‎).

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular הֶעְלִים2 Kings 4:27; 3plural הֶעְלִימוּEzekiel 22:26; Imperfect2masculine singular תַּעְלִיםPsalm 10:1,תַּעְלֵםLamentations 3:56; 3masculine plural יַעְלִימוּLeviticus 20:4, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַעְלֵם20:4; Participle מַעְלִיםJob 42:3; Proverbs 28:27; — conceal, hide, with מִן‎ person 2 Kings 4:27 ("" לִי הִגִּיד לֹא‎); usually hide the eyes from (מִן‎), i.e. disregard Isaiah 1:15; Ezekiel 22:26, יַע ׳הַעְלֵם ׳וגוLeviticus 20:4, מִן‎ omitted Proverbs 28:27; hide the eyes by (ב‎) a bribe 1 Samuel 12:3 (i.e. pervert justice, but see עַיִן

3d); hide (cover) the ear Lamentations 3:56 (turn a deaf ear); hide (obscure) counsel (עֵצָה‎) Job 42:3; ׳תַּע לָמָהPsalm 10:1 why dost thou [׳י‎] hide, that is, thine eyes (so most), or practise concealment (= hide thyself)?

Hithpa`el Perfect2masculine singular consecutive מֵהֶם וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּDeuteronomy 22:1, 4 and thou hide thyself completely from them (utterly neglect to aid), so Infinitive construct (מֵהֶם‎ omitted) לְהִתְעַלֵּם22:3; so also Imperfect with תִּתְעַלַּם מִן,Psalm 55:2, תִּתְעַלָּ֑םIsaiah 58:7; once literal יִתְעַלֶּםשָֿׁ֑לֶגJob 6:16 wherein snow hides itself.