Parts of Speech Verb

'akal Definition

  1. to eat, devour, burn up, feed
    1. (Qal)
      1. to eat (human subject)
      2. to eat, devour (of beasts and birds)
      3. to devour, consume (of fire)
      4. to devour, slay (of sword)
      5. to devour, consume, destroy (inanimate subjects - ie, pestilence, drought)
      6. to devour (of oppression)
    2. (Niphal)
      1. to be eaten (by men)
      2. to be devoured, consumed (of fire)
      3. to be wasted, destroyed (of flesh)
    3. (Pual)
      1. to cause to eat, feed with
      2. to cause to devour
    4. (Hiphil)
      1. to feed
      2. to cause to eat
    5. (Piel)
      1. consume
Audio Pronunciation
Original Language
a primitive root
Strong's Number
TDNT Entry
TWOT - 85

The Hebrew lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These files are considered public domain.

Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for 'akal". "The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon". . .