Lamed (ל) Old Testament Hebrew words that start with lamed

Quick reference

Hebrew Name:
לָמֶד
English Name:
lamed
Pronunciation:
lah-med
Letter:
ל
Speech Sound:
consonant
Numerical Value:
30

Pronunciation guide

Lamed is pronounced with the tongue raised towards the roof of the mouth, similar to the “L” in “lion.” This sound is consistent regardless of where the letter appears in a word and doesn’t change its sound based on the presence of dots (dagesh) or other markers (niqqud).

Numerical significance

Lamed carries the numerical value of thirty (30) in the Hebrew numbering system, Gematria. The number thirty can symbolize dedication to a particular task or the maturity that comes with experience, as it was the age at which priests began their service (Numbers 4:2–3) and David began his reign as king (2 Samuel 5:4).

Cultural and symbolic meaning

In ancient pictograph form, Lamed is believed to resemble a shepherd’s staff, which signifies authority and the act of leading or guiding. The staff is a potent symbol in Hebrew culture, representing leadership as seen in the role of the shepherd, a common biblical metaphor for a ruler or teacher. The Lamed’s shape, with its towering ascender, also makes it the tallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet, which could be interpreted to reflect its significance in providing direction.

Old Testament Hebrew words that start with Lamed (ל)

H3808 – lo – לא
X before, + or else, ere, + except, ig[-norant], much, less, nay, neither, never, no([-ne], —r, [-t [76 occurrences]
H3809 – la (Aramaic) – לא
or even, neither, no(-ne, —r), ([can-])not, as nothing, without [82 occurrences]
H3810 – Lo D@bar – לא דבר
Debir, Lo-debar [3 occurrences]
H3811 – laah – לאה
faint, grieve, lothe, (be, make) weary (selves) [19 occurrences]
H3812 – Leah – לאה
Leah [34 occurrences]
H3813 – laat – לאט
cover [1 occurrence]
H3814 – lat – לאט
softly [1 occurrence]
H3815 – Lael – לאל
Lael [1 occurrence]
H3816 – l@om – לאם
nation, people [35 occurrences]
H3817 – L@ummiym – לאמים
Leummim [1 occurrence]
H3818 – Lo Ammiy – לא עמי
Lo-ammi [1 occurrence]
H3819 – Lo Ruchamah – לא רחמה
Lo-ruhamah [2 occurrences]
H3820 – leb – לב
+ care for, comfortably, consent, X considered, courag[-eous], friend[-ly], ([broken-],[ hard-],[ m [593 occurrences]
H3821 – leb (Aramaic) – לב
heart [1 occurrence]
H3822 – L@baowth – לבאות
Lebaoth [1 occurrence]
H3823 – labab – לבב
make cakes, ravish, be wise [5 occurrences]
H3824 – lebab – לבב
+ bethink themselves, breast, comfortably, courage, ([faint], [tender-]heart([-ed]), midst, mind, X [252 occurrences]
H3825 – l@bab (Aramaic) – לבב
heart [7 occurrences]
H3826 – libbah – לבה
heart [8 occurrences]
H3827 – labbah – לבה
flame [1 occurrence]
H3828 – l@bownah – לבונה
(frank-)incense [21 occurrences]
H3829 – L@bownah – לבונה
Lebonah [1 occurrence]
H3830 – l@buwsh – לבושׁ
apparel, clothed with, clothing, garment, raiment, vestment, vesture [32 occurrences]
H3831 – l@buwsh (Aramaic) – לבושׁ
garment [2 occurrences]
H3832 – labat – לבט
fall [3 occurrences]
H3833 – labiy – לביא
(great, old, stout) lion, lioness, young [lion] [14 occurrences]
H3834 – labiybah – לביבה
cake [3 occurrences]
H3835 – laban – לבן
make brick, be (made, make) white(-r) [8 occurrences]
H3836 – laban – לבן
white [29 occurrences]
H3837 – Laban – לבן
Laban [55 occurrences]
H3838 – L@bana – לבנא
Lebana, Lebanah [2 occurrences]
H3839 – libneh – לבנה
poplar [2 occurrences]
H3840 – libnah – לבנה
paved [1 occurrence]
H3841 – Libnah – לבנה
Libnah [18 occurrences]
H3842 – l@banah – לבנה
moon [3 occurrences]
H3843 – l@benah – לבנה
(altar of) brick, tile [11 occurrences]
H3844 – L@banown – לבנון
Lebanon [71 occurrences]
H3845 – Libniy – לבני
Libni [5 occurrences]
H3846 – Libniy – לבני
Libnites [2 occurrences]
H3847 – labash – לבשׁ
(in) apparel, arm, array (self), clothe (self), come upon, put (on, upon), wear [112 occurrences]
H3848 – l@bash (Aramaic) – לבשׁ
clothe [3 occurrences]
H3849 – log – לג
log [of oil] [5 occurrences]
H3850 – Lod – לד
Lod [4 occurrences]
H3851 – lahab – להב
blade, bright, flame, glittering [12 occurrences]
H3852 – lehabah – להבה
flame(-ming), head [of a spear] [19 occurrences]
H3853 – L@habiym – להבים
Lehabim [2 occurrences]
H3854 – lahag – להג
study [1 occurrence]
H3855 – Lahad – להד
Lahad [1 occurrence]
H3856 – lahahh – להה
faint, mad [2 occurrences]
H3857 – lahat – להט
burn (up), set on fire, flaming, kindle [11 occurrences]
H3858 – lahat – להט
flaming, enchantment [2 occurrences]
H3859 – laham – להם
wound [2 occurrences]
H3860 – lahen – להן
for them [by mistake for prepositional suffix] [2 occurrences]
H3861 – lawhen (Aramaic) – להן
but, except, save, therefore, wherefore [10 occurrences]
H3862 – lahaqah – להקה
company [1 occurrence]
H3863 – luw – לוא
if (haply), peradventure, I pray thee, though, I would, would God (that) [22 occurrences]
H3864 – Luwbiy – לובי
Lubim(-s), Libyans [4 occurrences]
H3865 – Luwd – לוד
Lud, Lydia [5 occurrences]
H3866 – Luwdiy – לודי
Ludim [3 occurrences]
H3867 – lavah – לוה
abide with, borrow(-er), cleave, join (self), lend(-er) [26 occurrences]
H3868 – luwz – לוז
depart, froward, perverse(-ness) [6 occurrences]
H3869 – luwz – לוז
hazel [1 occurrence]
H3870 – Luwz – לוז
Luz [8 occurrences]
H3871 – luwach – לוח
board, plate, table [43 occurrences]
H3872 – Luwchiyth – לוחית
Luhith [2 occurrences]
H3873 – Lowchesh – לוחשׁ
Hallohesh, Haloshesh [includ [2 occurrences]
H3874 – luwt – לוט
cast, wrap [3 occurrences]
H3875 – lowt – לוט
covering [1 occurrence]
H3876 – Lowt – לוט
Lot [33 occurrences]
H3877 – Lowtan – לוטן
Lotan [7 occurrences]
H3878 – Leviy – לוי
Levi [64 occurrences]
H3879 – Leviy (Aramaic) – לוי
Levite [4 occurrences]
H3880 – livyah – לויה
ornament [2 occurrences]
H3881 – Leviyiy – לויי
Leviite [286 occurrences]
H3882 – livyathan – לויתן
leviathan, mourning [6 occurrences]
H3883 – luwl – לול
winding stair [1 occurrence]
H3884 – luwle – לולא
except, had not, if ( [14 occurrences]
H3885 – luwn – לון
abide (all night), continue, dwell, endure, grudge, be left, lie all night, (cause to) lodge (all ni [87 occurrences]
H3886 – luwa – לוע
swallow down (up) [2 occurrences]
H3887 – luwts – לוץ
ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker, scorn(-er, —ful), teacher [27 occurrences]
H3888 – luwsh – לושׁ
knead [5 occurrences]
H3889 – Luwsh – לושׁ
Laish [from the margin] [1 occurrence]
H3890 – l@vath (Aramaic) – לות
X thee [1 occurrence]
H3891 – l@zuwth – לזות
perverse [1 occurrence]
H3892 – lach – לח
green, moist [6 occurrences]
H3893 – leach – לח
natural force [1 occurrence]
H3894 – lachuwm – לחום
while [2 occurrences]
H3895 – l@chiy – לחי
cheek (bone), jaw (bone) [21 occurrences]
H3896 – Lechiy – לחי
Lehi [3 occurrences]
H3897 – lachak – לחך
lick (up) [6 occurrences]
H3898 – lacham – לחם
devour, eat, X ever, fight(-ing), overcome, prevail, (make) war(-ring) [177 occurrences]
H3899 – lechem – לחם
([shew-])bread, X eat, food, fruit, loaf, meat, victuals [297 occurrences]
H3900 – l@chem (Aramaic) – לחם
feast [1 occurrence]
H3901 – lachem – לחם
war [1 occurrence]
H3902 – Lachmiy – לחמי
Lahmi [1 occurrence]
H3903 – Lachmac – לחמס
Lahmam [1 occurrence]
H3904 – l@chenah (Aramaic) – לחנה
concubine [3 occurrences]
H3905 – lachats – לחץ
afflict, crush, force, hold fast, oppress(-or), thrust self [19 occurrences]
H3906 – lachats – לחץ
affliction, oppression [12 occurrences]
H3907 – lachash – לחשׁ
charmer, whisper (together) [3 occurrences]
H3908 – lachash – לחשׁ
charmed, earring, enchantment, orator, prayer [5 occurrences]
H3909 – lat – לט
enchantment, privily, secretly, softly [6 occurrences]
H3910 – lot – לט
myrrh [2 occurrences]
H3911 – l@taah – לטאה
lizard [1 occurrence]
H3912 – L@tuwshim – לטושׁם
Letushim [1 occurrence]
H3913 – latash – לטשׁ
instructer, sharp(-en), whet [5 occurrences]
H3914 – loyah – ליה
addition [3 occurrences]
H3915 – layil – ליל
([mid-])night (season) [233 occurrences]
H3916 – leyl@ya (Aramaic) – ליליא
night [5 occurrences]
H3917 – liyliyth – לילית
screech owl [1 occurrence]
H3918 – layish – לישׁ
(old) lion [3 occurrences]
H3919 – Layish – לישׁ
Laish [7 occurrences]
H3920 – lakad – לכד
X at all, catch (self), be frozen, be holden, stick together, take [121 occurrences]
H3921 – leked – לכד
being taken [1 occurrence]
H3922 – lekah – לכה
Lecah [1 occurrence]
H3923 – Lachiysh – לכישׁ
Lachish [24 occurrences]
H3924 – lulaah – ללאה
loop [13 occurrences]
H3925 – lamad – למד
rimitive root; properly, to goad, i [86 occurrences]
H3926 – l@mow – למו
at, for, to, upon [4 occurrences]
H3927 – L@muwel – למואל
Lemuel [2 occurrences]
H3928 – limmuwd – למוד
accustomed, disciple, learned, taught, used [6 occurrences]
H3929 – Lemek – למך
Lamech [11 occurrences]
H3930 – loa – לע
throat [1 occurrence]
H3931 – laab – לעב
mock [1 occurrence]
H3932 – laag – לעג
have in derision, laugh (to scorn), mock (on), stammering [18 occurrences]
H3933 – laag – לעג
derision, scorn (-ing) [7 occurrences]
H3934 – laeg – לעג
mocker, stammering [2 occurrences]
H3935 – Ladah – לעדה
Laadah [1 occurrence]
H3936 – Ladan – לעדן
Laadan [7 occurrences]
H3937 – laaz – לעז
strange language [1 occurrence]
H3938 – laat – לעט
feed [1 occurrence]
H3939 – laanah – לענה
hemlock, wormwood [8 occurrences]
H3940 – lappiyd – לפיד
(fire-)brand, (burning) lamp, lightning, torch [14 occurrences]
H3941 – Lappiydowth – לפידות
Lappidoth [1 occurrence]
H3942 – liphnay – לפני
before [1 occurrence]
H3943 – laphath – לפת
take hold, turn aside (self) [3 occurrences]
H3944 – latsown – לצון
scornful(-ning) [3 occurrences]
H3945 – latsats – לצץ
scorn [1 occurrence]
H3946 – Laqquwm – לקום
Lakum [1 occurrence]
H3947 – laqach – לקח
accept, bring, buy, carry away, drawn, fetch, get, infold, X many, mingle, place, receive(-ing), res [965 occurrences]
H3948 – leqach – לקח
doctrine, learning, fair speech [9 occurrences]
H3949 – Liqchiy – לקחי
Likhi [1 occurrence]
H3950 – laqat – לקט
gather (up), glean [37 occurrences]
H3951 – leqet – לקט
gleaning [2 occurrences]
H3952 – laqaq – לקק
lap, lick [7 occurrences]
H3953 – laqash – לקשׁ
gather [1 occurrence]
H3954 – leqesh – לקשׁ
latter growth [2 occurrences]
H3955 – l@shad – לשׁד
fresh, moisture [2 occurrences]
H3956 – lashown – לשׁון
+ babbler, bay, + evil speaker, language, talker, tongue, wedge [117 occurrences]
H3957 – lishkah – לשׁכה
chamber, parlour [47 occurrences]
H3958 – leshem – לשׁם
ligure [2 occurrences]
H3959 – Leshem – לשׁם
Leshem [2 occurrences]
H3960 – lashan – לשׁן
accuse, slander [3 occurrences]
H3961 – lishshan (Aramaic) – לשׁן
language [7 occurrences]
H3962 – Lesha – לשׁע
Lasha [1 occurrence]
H3963 – lethek – לתך
half homer [1 occurrence]