Acceptable ways to write it: lamad (lmd)
The letter lamad (𐤋) or L/l is the twelfth letter in the Afroasiatic language known as Paleo-Hebrew (Ābarayat). The letter has been equated with the letter L in the English language. The letter is widely accepted as only having one English equivalent in pronunciation and function.
The Paleo-Hebrew language or the original language of the Ābarayam is one spoken with an emphasis on the rauakh (breath, wind, spirit). With the language of the Ābarayam, each letter has a meaning and a number associated with it that adds meaning to each word they’re used with. Below you will be able to learn more about the letter in Ancient Hebrew, Yiddish Hebrew, Greek, and much more.
|𐤋 (l) – la||staff, goad, control, toward, protect, authority, bind, yoke, lead|
|Prefix||to, for, of, into, according to, in the opinion of, before|
|Suffix||Forms diminutive (abbreviated) nouns when added to a noun. |
Forms fractional numerals when added to the stem of an ordinal numeral.
Based on the meaning of the letters the word could be defined as:
- “staff of…”
- “control of…”
- “protection of…”
- “authority of…”
- “bind a…”
- “lead a…”
- “leading of…”
- “according to…”
Definitions for 𐤋 / l
staff, goad, control, toward, protect, authority, bind, yoke, lead
the twelfth letter and the ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet.
service, for, provide
Images for 𐤋 / l
History of Meaning
The pictograph of the word is of a cattle goad, a staff, or a rod. When the letter is the first letter of a word it can be a prefix, indicating several different meanings: the infinitive “to,” or toward or belonging to. The letter can also have a word picture of “control, or urging forward.” The Ābarayam raised sheep for wool, food, leather, and milk. The Ābaray shepherd always carried a staff, which could be used as a weapon to protect the flock from predators as well as to discipline the sheep. The staff also had a bent end that could be used to pull a lamb.
History of the Letter L
The letter L was introduced in 1800 BCE (2125 AM). The Greeks flipped the letter and renamed it “lamda.” The Romans straightened the bottom leg to a right angle. The modern form L derives from Latin. In the uncial writing of the 7th century or earlier, the vertical stroke was raised above the line. In Latin cursive of the 6th century, l appears as a rounded form, and this is the parent of the Carolingian form, from which derives the currently rounded minuscule or straight form.
The sound consistently represented by the letter throughout its history has been the liquid or “lateral” for which it at present stands. In some languages, such as in certain Slavonic languages, the contrast between a back l and a front l is distinctive. This is not the case in English, but in general, the English l is pronounced farther back than the l in German and certain other continental languages.
Definitions for 𐤋𐤉 / kay
When adding the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a possessive of the original word. It can either signify “my…” or identify a member of a nation. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉 (Ābaray) is the singular descendant of him also known as a Hebrew.
Images for 𐤋𐤉 / kay
Definitions for 𐤋𐤉𐤌 / layam
When adding the 𐤌 (mayam) after the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a plural of the original word. It can identify multiple members of a nation. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤌 (Ābarayam) are the plural descendants of him also known as Hebrews.
Images for 𐤋𐤉𐤌 / layam
Definitions for 𐤋𐤉𐤕 / layat
When adding the 𐤕 (tau) after the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a plural of the original word. It identifies the language or a sign of a nation’s existence. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤕 (Ābarayat) is the language of him also known as Paleo-Hebrew language.
Images for 𐤋𐤉𐤕 / layat
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