500 Basic Hebrew Words

(See also German version: „Hebræisch – Grundwortschatz“)
© Siegfried Kreuzer www.kreuzer-siegfried.de
(This list contains the 500 most frequent and most important words of the Old
Testament / Hebrew Bible and is intended to help you keeping up your Hebrew.
The transcription follows the rules of ZAW).

bf)
’āb father
db)
’bd Q. perish; Pi., Hi. ruin
hb)
’bh be willing
}ebe)
’æbæn stone
}owdf)
’ādōn master, lord
yfnodA)

a
dōnāy lord
{fdf)
’ādām man, mankind, people
hfmfdA)

a
dāmā (arable) soil
b"hf)
’hb like, love
leho)
’ohæl tent
row)
’ōr shine, light up
row)
’ōr light
tow)
’ōt sign
zf)
’āz then
¸·s ’ozæn ear
xf )
’āµ brother
dfxe)
’æµād one
towxf)
’aµôt sister
r"xa)
’aµēr another, different
raxa)
’aµar later on, afterwards
y"rAxa)
’aµ
a
rê after
tyirAxa)
’ah
a
rît end, behind, issue, the future
b"yo)
’oyēb enemy
liya)
’ayil ram
}y")/}iya)
’ayin / ’ēn is not, non existence, nothing
$yi)
’îs man
|a )
’ak only
lk)
’kl eat
le)
’æl towards
la)
’al not
l")
’ēl god
hL")
’ellæ these
aHowlE)

æ

a
h god
{yiholE)

æ
lōhîm god, gods
vele)
’alæf thousand
{i )
’im if
{" )
’ēm mother
hfmf)
’āmā (maid), servant
hf Ma )
’ammā forearm, cubit
hf nUmE )

æ
mûnā faithfulness, trustworthiness
rm)
’mr say
tmE )

æ
mæt faithfulness
yinA)

a
nî I
yikonf)
’anokî I
Vs)
’sf gather (food), collect
Va)
’af also, even
Va)
’af nose, anger
hf(fB:ra) / (a B:ra)
’arba‛ / ’arbā‛ā four
{yi(fB:ra)
’arbā‛îm forty
}owrA)

a
rôn chest, ark of the covenant
jere)
’æræƒ ground, country, territory, the
earth
rr)
’rr curse
$" )
’ēš fire
hf <i )
’iššā woman
re$A)

a
šær relative clause
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t" )
’et together with, along with
t" )
’et accusative particle
hfTa)
’attā you (sg.)
{e Ta )
’attæm you (pl.)

:B
b
e
in, at, because of, by way of
degeB
bægæd garment, covering
daB/dab:l
bad/l
e
bad part/apart, alone, only
hfm"h:B
b
e
hēmā cattle, animals
)owb
bô’ Q. enter, come to
Hi bring (conduct, lead) in
rowB
bôr cistern, water pit
rxb
bµr choose, elect
x+b
b‰µ be reliant, trust
}yb
byn Q., Hi. to understand
}y"B
ben between
tiyaB
bayit house
hkb
bkh weep
rok:B
b
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kor first-born
yiT:liB/yil:B
b
e
lî/biltî without
hfmfB
bama hill, high-place, place of
worship
}"B
ben son
hnb
bnh build
da(ab
ba‘ad for, for the benefit of
rfqfB
bāqār cattle
re qoB
boqær morning
$qb
bqš seek
)rb
br’ create (god exclusively)
tyir:B
b
e
rît covenant, arrangement
\rb
brk Pi. bless
hf kf r: B
b
e
rākā blessing
rf&fB
bāśār flesh
ta B
bat daughter

l)g
g’l redeem
Hbg
gbh be high/tall, be exalted
lUb: G
g
e
bûl boundary, territory
rowBiG
gibbôr hero, fighter
lowdfG
gādôl great
ldg
gdl be, become great/strong
yowg
gôy people, nation
):yaG/)y"G
gaj’/gē valley
{a G
gam also
r"G
gēr sojourner
§§$rg
grš drive out

qbd
dbq cling, cleave to
rbd
dbr speak
rfbfD
dābār word, matter, affair
$ab:D
d
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baš honey
rowD
dôr generation
{f D
dām blood
\ereD
dæræk way, road
$rd
drš seek, inquire of

ah
h- the (definite article)
Ah
h
a
- interrogative particle
)Uh
hû’ he
)yih
hî’ she
hyh
hyh occur, happen
lfky"h
hêkāl palace, temple
\lh
hlk go
llh
hll Pi. praise
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{" h/hf M" h
hem(mā) they
h"Nih/}"h
hen/hinne behold!
rah
har mountain(s)
grh
hrg kill
hrh
hrh be, become pregnant

:w
w
e
and

to)z
zōt this (sg. f.)
xbz
zbµ to sacrifice, slaughter
·:· zæbaµ (communion) sacrifice
¬· zæ this (sg. m.)
:¬· zāhāb gold
rkz
zkr remember, call to mind
hnz
znh be unfaithful, commit
fornication
q(c/q(z
z‛q/ƒ‛q cry out, call for help
¸¡ · zqn/zāqēn be old, grow old
.·· zæra‛ seed, descendant(s)

gax/gfx
µāg/µag feast
^$fdfx
µādāš new
§§$edox
µodæš (new) moon, month
hwx
µwh Hišt. honor, adore
hfmowx
µômā wall
jUx
µûƒ outside, street
hzx
µzh see, behold
qzx
µzq Q. grow strong, firm
Hi. seize, take hold of
¡·· µāzāq firm, strong
)+x
µ‰’ miss, offend, commit a sin
t)f=ax/):+"x
µe‰/µa‰‰āt offence, sin
yax
µay alive, living
hyx
µyh be alive
{yiYax
µayyim life
liyax
µayil faculty, power
{kx
µkm be wise
{fkfx
µākām wise
hfm:kfx
µŏkmā wisdom
{owlAx
µ
a
lôm dream
{lx
µlm to dream
hfm"x
µēmā rage, wrath
hf<imfx/$"mfx
µāmēš/ µ
a
mišša five
{yi<imAx
µ
a
miššim fifty
}"x
µēn favour, grace
hnx
µnh encamp
}nx
µnn to favour
desex
µæsæd prove loyal, solidarity
j"pfx
µfƒ/µāfēƒ take pleasure in, take care off
yicAx
µ
a
Ĕ half
r"cfx
µāƒēr court
hfQux/qox
µoq/µuqqā regulation, prescription
berex
µæræb (short) sword
$rx
µrš to plough
$rx
µrš Q. be deaf
Hi. be silent

b+y/bO+
‰ôb/y‰b be good, be pleasant
bO+
‰ôb good

ro):y
y
e
’or river (mostly: Nile)
$by
ybš dry up, wither
dfy
yād hand, power
hdy
ydh Hi. praise
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(dy
yd‛ (get to) know
{owy
yôm day
}iyay
yayin wine
lky
ykl be able, have it in one’s power
dly
yld Q. bear, Hi. procreate
deley
yælæd child
{f y
yām sea
}yimfy
yāmîn right hand, the right side
vsy
ysf Q., Hi. add, continue
j(y
y‛ƒ advise, give an advise
)cy
yƒ’ Q. go out, come forth
Hi. cause to go forth, bring
forth
qcy
yƒq pour out
rcy
yƒr form, shape
)"rfy
yr’ to fear
hf):riy
yir’ā fear, reverence
dry
yrd descend, go down
$ry
yrš Q. take possession of, inherit
Hi. drive away
$"y
yēš existence, there is, it exists
b$y
yšb sit, dwell
a(U&:y
y
e

a
‛ (acts of) help
($y
yš‛ help, save
rf$fy
yāšār straight, right, upright
rty
ytr Ni. remain, Hi. leave over

:K
k
e
as
d"bfk
kbd Q. be heavy, weighty
Pi. honour
dowbfK
kābôd splendour
&ebeK
kæbæś lamb, young ram
hoK
ko thus
}"hoK
kohēn priest
}UK
kûn Ni. be firm, be established
Hi. make ready, prepare
a xoK
ko
a
µ strength, power
yiK
kî therefore, because
-lfK/loK
kol/kŏl the whole, all
hlk
klh Q. be completed, cease
Pi. bring to an end, finish
yil:K
k
e
lî vessel
}"K
ken thus
vf nf K
kānāf wing
)"SiK
kissē’ throne
hsk
ksh Pi. cover
veseK
kæsæf silver (the metal)
vak
kaf palm, flat of the hand
rpk
kpr Pi. make expiation
trk
krt Q. cut off, make a covenant
Hi. cut off, destroy
btk
ktb write

:l
l
e
for, concerning
)ol
lō’ not
bfb"l/b"l
lēb/lēbāb heart
{xl
lµm Ni. fight
{e xe l
læµæm bread
hfl:yal
laylā night
dkl
lkd catch, seize
dml
lmd learn
xql
lqµ take
}ow$fl
lāšôn tongue, language

do):M
m
e
’od very
hf )" m
me’ā hundred
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s)m
m’s reject, despise
}"gfm
māgēn shield
$fr:gim
migrāš pasture-ground
rfB:dim
midbār wilderness
hf m
mā what?
d"(owm
mo‘ēd appointed time
tUm
mût Q. die, Hi. kill
tewfm
mawæt death
ax"b:zim
mizb
e
aµ altar
rowm:zim
mizmôr song, psalm
henAxam
maµ
a
næ encampment
he =a m
ma‰‰æ staff, rod, tribe
yim
mî who?
{iyam
mayim water, waters
rkm
mkr sell
)"lfM
ml’ be full, be accomplished
|f):lam
mal’āk messenger, angel
hfk)fl:m
m
e
lā’kā sending, labour, work
hfmfx:lim
milµāmā fight, battle
+lp/+lm
ml‰/pl‰ Ni. save oneself, escape
Pi. save
|lm
mlk be king, to reign
|elem
mælæk king
tUk:lam
malkût royal power, reign
hfkfl:mam
mamlākā kingdom, dominion
}im
min from, off
hfx:nim
minµā gift, present
rfp:sim
mispār number
+a (: m
m
e
‛a‰ few, a little
la(am
ma’al on the top of, above
}a(am
ma‛an for the sake of, in order that
he&A(am
ma‛
a
śæ deed
)cm
mƒ’ find
hfCam
maƒƒā unleavened bread
hf w: ci m
miƒwā commandment(s)
{owqfm
māqôm place
he):ram
mar’æ appearance
)f>am
maśśā’ burden, utterance
x$m
mšµ anoint
axyi$fm
māšî
a
µ anointed
}fk:$im
miškān dwelling-place
l$m
mšl rule
lf$fm
māšāl proverbial saying
hfxfp:$im
mišpāµā (larger) family, clan
+fp:$im
mišpa‰ (legal) decision, justice

)fn
na’ now! come!
{u):n
n
e
’um utterance (of god)
v)n
n’f commit adultery
)yibfn
nābî’ prophet
begen
nægæb south, the south-country
dgn
ngd Hi. make known, report, tell
degen
nægæd in front of
(gn
ng‛ touch, hurt a person
$gn
ngš Q., Ni. draw near, approach
Hi. bring, bring near
rdn
ndr vow
rfhfn
nāhār river
a xUn

a
µ rest
sUn
nûs flee
lfxfn
nāµāl wadi, torrent
hflAxan
naµ
a
lā hereditary property
Un:xan
naµnû we
te $ox: n
neµošæt copper, bronze
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h+n
n‰h Q. extend, incline
Hi. recline, bend
hkn
nkh strike, smite
hsn
nsh Pi. test, try
(sn
ns‛ set out, journey
ra(an
na‛ar lad, young boy, servant
hf rA (a n
na‛
a
rā young girl, maid
^lpn
nfl fall
$epen
næfæš soul, living being, person
lcn
nƒl Hi. tear away, deliver
)&n
nś’ bear, carry
)yi&fn
nāśî’ deputy, chief
q#n
nšq kiss
}tn
ntn give
jtn
ntƒ tear down, destroy

bbs
sbb turn, be round about, march
around
byibfs
sābîb all around
sUs
sûs horse
rUs
sûr Q. turn side, Hi. remove
rps
sfr Q. count, Ni. be counted
Pi. tell
rep"s
sefær book

db(
‛bd serve, work
debe(
‛æbæd servant, slave
hfdobA(

a
bōdā work, labour, service
rb(
‛br pass by, go over
reb"(
‛ebær the region beyond/opposite
yir:bi(
‛ibrî Hebrew
d"(
‛ēd witness
hfd"(
‛ēdā gathering, congregation
dow(
‛ôd still, once more, again
{flow(
‛ôlām eternity
}owf(
‛āwôn sin, guilt
Vow(
‛of fly
Vow(
‛of flying creatures, bird
zo(
‛oz power, strength
bz(
‛zb leave, abandon
}iya(
‛ayin eye, spring
ryi(
‛îr town, city
-la(
‛al upon, above, against
hl(
‛lh Q. go up, ascend, Hi. bring,
lead up, offer sacrifices
hflo(
‛ôlā (whole burnt-) offering
}owy:le(
‛ælyôn the upper, the highest
{a (
‛am people
{i (
‛im (together) with
dm(
‛md stand
dUMa (
‛ammûd pillar, column
I hn( ‛nh answer, hear, grant
II hn( ‛nh Q. be downcast, afflicted
Pi. humiliate, do violence
yinf(
‛āni poor, humble
yinF(

o
nî poverty, affliction
}fnf(
‛ānān cloud
rfpf(
‛āfār dust
j"(
‛ēƒ tree(s)
{ece(
‛æƒæm bone, being
bere(
‛æræb evening
h&(
‛śh make, manufacture
hfrf&a(/ree&e(
‛æśær/‘
a
śara ten
{yir::&e(
‛æśrîm twenty
t" (
‛ēt time
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hfTa(
‛attā now

hdp
pdh buy (off), ransom, redeem
he p
pæ mouth
+lm /+lp
plt/mlt Q. escape, Pi. save
llp
pll Hitp. pray
}eP
pæn lest
hnp
Pnh turn toward a direction
{yinfP
pānîm face, surface
l(p
p‛l make, do
{a(aP
pa‛am step, occurrence, time
Dqp
pqd go to see, take care of
raP
par young bull
Yir:P
p
e
rî fruit
($p
pš‛ rebel, revolt against
(a $e P
pæša‛ rebellion, revolt,
xtp
ptµ open
XateP
pætaµ opening, entrance

})oc
ƒôn small cattle
)fbfc
ƒābā host
qyiDac
ƒaddîq righteous
qdc
ƒdq be in the right, be just
hfqfd:c /qedec
ƒædæq/ƒedāqā righteousness
hwc
ƒwh Pi. to command
rUc
ƒûr rock
q(c
ƒ‛q cry, call (to aid)
}owpfc
ƒāfôn north
}pc
ƒfn hide

jbq
qbƒ Q., Pi. collect, assemble
rbq
qbr bury
$owdfq
qādôš holy
{edeq
qædæm in front, bygone days, east
$dq
qdš Q. be holy, Pi., Hi. consecrate
$edoq
qodæš holiness, holy place
lhq
qhl Ni. assemble, Hi. call together
lfhfq
qāhāl assembly, convocation of the
people
hwq
qwh Pi. hope, wait for
lowq
qôl sound, voice
{Uq
qûm arise, last
}O+fq/}+q
q‰n/qa‰on be insignificant, small
r+q
q‰r Pi. send sacrifices up in smoke
llq
qll Q. be slight, Pi. curse
hnq
qnh acquire, buy, create
ryicfq
qāƒîr harvest of grains
)rq
qr’ call
brq
qrb Q. approach, Hi. offer
bereq
qæræb the inward part (of body), in
the midst
}fB:rfq
qŏrbān offering, gift
hrq
qrh meet, occur
bowrfq
qārôb near
te$eq
qæšæt bow

h)r
r’h Q. see, Ni. be seen, show
oneself, appear, Hi. show
$)or
rōš head, summit, upper end
}ow$)ir
rī’šōn the first (position)
tyi$)"r
rē’šît beginning, the first, choicest
bar
rab much, many
bor
rob multitude
bbr
rbb be, become many, much
hbr
rbh Q. become many
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Hi. make many
leger
rægæl foot
vdr
rdf pursue, persecute
a xUr

a
µ wind, breath, spirit
{Ur
rûm be high above, be exalted
ba xor
roµab breadth
{xr
rµm Pi. have compassion
qxr
rµq be far, become far
byr
rîb dispute, conduct a (legal) case
byir
rib dispute, case of law, lawsuit
beker
rækæb vehicle, chariot
(a r
ra‛ bad, evil
a (" r
re
a
‛ fellow, companion, friend
bf(fffr
rā‛āb hunger, famine
h(r
r‛h pasture, tend
hf (f r
rā‛ā evil, misery, trouble
((r
r‛‛ be bad, do evil
qar
raq only
($r
rš‛ be, become guilty, act
wickedly
(f $f r
rāšā‛ being wrong, guilty, impious

hedf&
´ādæ open field
{yi&
´îm set, put, put down
lk&
´kl Hi. understand, have success,
prosper
l)om:>
´
e
mō’l the left side, left
xm&
´mµ rejoice
hfx:Mi&
´imµā joy, gladness
)"nf&
´n’/´ānē’ hate
hfpf&
´āfā lip, shore, bank
ra&
´ar official, chief, leader
Vr&
´rf burn

e$
šæ relative particle
l)$
š’l ask, inquire
low):$
š
e
’ôl underworld, realm of dead
hf(:bi$/(abe$
šæba‛/šib‛ā seven
{yi(:bi$
šib‛îm seventy
+eb"$
šebæ‰ rod, staff
(b$
šb‛ Ni. swear
rb$
šbr break (in pieces)
tfBa$
šabbāt Sabbath
bU$
šûb Q. turn back, turn around
Hi. bring back
row$
šôr bull, ox, steer
+x$
šµ‰ slaughter
tx$
šµt Hi. spoil, ruin
ryi$
šîr sing
ryi$
šîr song
bk$
škb lie down
xk$
škµ forget
}k$
škn settle down to abide, live in
{owlf$
šālôm peace
xl$
šlµ send
}fxlu$
šulµān table
|l$
šlk Hi. throw
{l$
šlm intact, complete
hf$l:$/$lf$
šālōš/š
e
lōšā three
yi$l:$
š
e
lišî the third
{yi$l:$
š
e
lišîm thirty
{" $
šēm name
{f $
šām there
dm$
šmd Hi. exterminate, Ni. be
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destroyed, exterminated
hf Ma $
šammā thither, (as far as) there
{iyamf$
šāmayim heaven
}eme$
šæmæn oil (of olives)
hfnom:$/henom:$
š
e
monæ/š
e
monā eight
(m$
šm‛ hear
rm$
šmr keep, watch over, retain
$eme$
šæmæš sun
}"$
šen tooth
hfnf$
šānā year
yin"$
šēnî the second
{iyan:$/{iyaT:$
š
e
tayim/š
e
nayim two
ra(a$
ša‛ar gate
hfx:pi$
šifµā maid-servant
+p$
šf‰ judge
|p$
šfk pour out
leqe$
šæqæl shekel
reqe$
šæqær lie, deception
hf<i$/$"$
šeš/šišša six
ht$
šth Q. drink, Hi. to water

{owh:T
t
e
hôm the primaeval ocean
hfLih:T
t
e
hillā glory, praise
|e wa T
tawæk the midst
hfb"(owT
tô‛ēbā abomination
hfrowT
tôrā instruction
ta xa T
taµat under, instead of
dyimfT
tamîd continually, regular
{yimfT
tamîm complete, blameless
{mT
tmm be complete
b(T
t‛b Pi. be abhorred
hfLip:T
tefillā prayer
&pt
tfś capture
hfmUr:T
t
e
rûmā tribute, contribution
hf(: $iT /(a $"T
těsa‛/tiš‛a nine



This list of basic Hebrew words is intended to help you keeping up or
to brush up your Hebrew.

The list is arranged alphabethically, still you may figure out word-
families ({wq - {wqm, llp - hlpt etc.) or groups like the numbers or
pronouns.

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Hi. bless blessing rf&fB bāśār taB bat l)g Hbg lUb:G rowBiG lowdfG ldg yowg ):yaG/)y"G {aG r"G §§$rg qbd rbd rfbfD $ab:D rowD {fD \ereD $rd ·ah Ah )Uh )yih hyh lfky"h \lh llh g’l gbh gebûl gibbôr gādôl gdl gôy gaj’/gē gam gēr grš dbq dbr dābār debaš dôr dām dæræk drš hhahû’ hî’ hyh hêkāl hlk hll flesh daughter redeem be high/tall. for the benefit of cattle morning seek create (god exclusively) covenant. to understand between house weep first-born without hill. trust Q. fighter great be. nation valley also sojourner drive out cling. at. road seek.) you (pl. affair honey generation blood way. matter. covering part/apart. territory hero. water pit choose. alone. by way of garment. inquire of the (definite article) interrogative particle he she occur. praise 2 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 . happen palace. temple go Pi. arrangement Pi. animals Q. come to Hi bring (conduct. high-place. because of. along with accusative particle you (sg.. cleave to speak word. place of worship son build for. lead) in cistern. become great/strong people.) in. be exalted boundary. only cattle. enter. elect be reliant.t") t") hfTa) {eTa) :B degeB daB/dab:l hfm"h:B )owb rowB rxb x+b }yb }y"B tiyaB hkb rok:B yiT:liB/yil:B hfmfB }"B hnb da(ab rfqfB reqoB $qb )rb tyir:B \rb hfkrB f : ’et ’et ’attā ’attæm be bægæd bad/lebad behēmā bô’ bôr bµr b‰µ byn ben bayit bkh bekor belî/biltî bama ben bnh ba‘ad bāqār boqær bqš br’ berît brk berākā together with.

zqn/zāqēn [r. become pregnant and this (sg. take hold of firm. power Hi.z. grow old seed. firm Hi. wrath five fifty favour. praise 3 b+y/bO+ ‰ôb/y‰b bO+ ‰ôb ro):y $by dfy hdy ye’or ybš yād ydh qz"x' µāzāq )+x µ‰’ t)f=ax/):+"x µe‰/µa‰‰āt Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 . be silent be good. descendant(s) feast new (new) moon. offend. strong miss. wither hand. honor. prescription (short) sword to plough Q. solidarity take pleasure in. living be alive life faculty. grace encamp to favour prove loyal. month Hišt.z< zæra‛ gax/gfx ^$fdfx §§$edox hwx hfmowx jUx hzx qzx µāg/µag µādāš µodæš µwh µômā µûƒ µzh µzq yax hyx {yiYax liyax {kx {fkfx hfm:kfx {owlAx {lx hfm"x hf<imfx/$"mfx {yi<imAx }"x hnx }nx desex j"pfx yicAx r"cfx hfQux/qox berex $rx $rx µay µyh µayyim µayil µkm µākām µŏkmā µalôm µlm µēmā µāmēš/ µamišša µamiššim µēn µnh µnn µæsæd µfƒ/µāfēƒ µaƒî µāƒēr µoq/µuqqā µæræb µrš µrš alive. commit fornication cry out. sin :w we to)z zōt xbz zbµ xb. zæbaµ hz< zæ bh'z" zāhāb rkz zkr hnz znh q(c/q(z z‛q/ƒ‛q !qez. street see. adore wall outside. m. f. take care off half court regulation. call to mind be unfaithful.{"h/hfMh " h"Nih/}"h rah grh hrh hem(mā) hen/hinne har hrg hrh they behold! mountain(s) kill be.) gold remember. commit a sin offence. be deaf Hi. seize. call for help be old. slaughter (communion) sacrifice this (sg. grow strong.) to sacrifice. behold Q. be pleasant good river (mostly: Nile) dry up. power be wise wise wisdom dream to dream rage.

come forth Hi. honour splendour lamb. flat of the hand Pi. seize learn take tongue. finish vessel thus wing throne Pi. remain. concerning not heart Ni. Hi. there is. the right side Q. inherit Hi. continue advise. all Q. shape to fear fear. leave over as Q. cut off. Hi. Hi. save straight. upright Ni. prepare strength. cut off. because the whole. reverence descend. destroy write for. it exists sit. right.(dy {owy }iyay lky dly deley {fy }yimfy vsy j(y )cy qcy rcy )"rfy hf):riy dry $ry $"y b$y a(U&:y ($y rf$fy rty yd‛ yôm yayin ykl yld yælæd yām yāmîn ysf y‛ƒ yƒ’ yƒq yƒr yr’ yir’ā yrd yrš yēš yšb yesûa‛ yš‛ yāšār ytr (get to) know day wine be able. cover silver (the metal) palm. be established Hi. have it in one’s power Q. procreate child sea right hand. fight bread night catch. language very hundred 4 :K ke d"bfk kbd dowbfK kābôd &ebeK kæbæś hoK ko do):M me’od hf)m me’ā " Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 . go out. dwell (acts of) help help. make a covenant Hi. take possession of.. cease Pi. add. bring to an end. be heavy. make expiation Q. cause to go forth. bear. drive away existence. be completed. be firm. make ready. bring forth pour out form. weighty Pi. give an advise Q. young ram thus }"hoK kohēn }UK kûn axoK yiK -lfK/loK hlk yil:K }"K vfnfK )"SiK hsk veseK vak rpk trk koaµ kî kol/kŏl klh kelî ken kānāf kissē’ ksh kæsæf kaf kpr krt btk ktb :l )ol bfb"l/b"l {xl {exel hfl:yal dkl dml xql }ow$fl le lō’ lēb/lēbāb lµm læµæm laylā lkd lmd lqµ lāšôn priest Ni. go down Q. power therefore.

die. off gift.. draw near. bronze 5 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 . labour. report. above for the sake of. kill death altar song. rod. save be king. be accomplished messenger. psalm encampment staff. dominion from. angel sending. the south-country Hi. work fight. utterance anoint anointed dwelling-place rule proverbial saying (larger) family.s)m }"gfm $fr:gim rfB:dim hfm d"(owm tUm tewfm ax"b:zim rowm:zim henAxam he=m a yim {iyam rkm )"lfM |f):lam hfk)fl:m hfmfx:lim +lp/+lm |lm |elem tUk:lam hfkfl:mam }im hfx:nim rfp:sim +a(m : la(am }a(am he&A(am m’s māgēn migrāš midbār mā mo‘ēd mût mawæt mizbeaµ mizmôr maµanæ ma‰‰æ mî mayim mkr ml’ mal’āk melā’kā milµāmā ml‰/pl‰ mlk mælæk malkût mamlākā min minµā mispār me‛a‰ ma’al ma‛an ma‛aśæ reject. in order that deed )cm hfCam hfwcm : i {owqfm he):ram )f>am x$m axyi$fm }fk:$im l$m lf$fm hfxfp:$im +fp:$im )fn {u):n v)n )yibfn begen dgn degen (gn $gn rdn rfhfn axUn sUn lfxfn hflAxan Un:xan te$ox:n mƒ’ maƒƒā miƒwā māqôm mar’æ maśśā’ mšµ māšîaµ miškān mšl māšāl mišpāµā mišpa‰ na’ ne’um n’f nābî’ nægæb ngd nægæd ng‛ ngš ndr nāhār nûaµ nûs nāµāl naµalā naµnû neµošæt find unleavened bread commandment(s) place appearance burden. bring. despise shield pasture-ground wilderness what? appointed time Q. escape Pi. clan (legal) decision. waters sell be full. Ni. approach Hi. a little on the top of. Hi. tribe who? water. save oneself. reign kingdom. hurt a person Q. tell in front of touch. torrent hereditary property we copper. battle Ni. make known. to reign king royal power. justice now! come! utterance (of god) commit adultery prophet south. present number few. bring near vow river rest flee wadi.

smite Pi. remove Q. city upon. humiliate. chief kiss give tear down. bend strike. affliction cloud dust tree(s) bone. test. bird power. against Q. guilt fly flying creatures. extend. maid fall soul. again eternity sin. ascend. bring. once more. humble poverty. Ni. manufacture ten twenty time 6 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 . recline. labour. living being. strength leave. tell book serve. grant Q. spring town. carry deputy. go up. journey lad. be counted Pi. servant young girl. service pass by. congregation dow( {flow( }owf( Vow( Vow( zo( bz( }iya( ryi( -la( hl( hflo( }owy:le( {a( {i( dm( dUMa( I hn( II hn( yinf( yinF( }fnf( rfpf( j"( {ece( bere( h&( hfrf&a(/ree&e( {yir:&e( t"( ‛ôd ‛ôlām ‛āwôn ‛of ‛of ‛oz ‛zb ‛ayin ‛îr ‛al ‛lh ‛ôlā ‛ælyôn ‛am ‛im ‛md ‛ammûd ‛nh ‛nh ‛āni ‛onî ‛ānān ‛āfār ‛ēƒ ‛æƒæm ‛æræb ‛śh ‛æśær/‘aśara ‛æśrîm ‛ēt bbs sbb byibfs sUs rUs rps sābîb sûs sûr sfr rep"s sefær db( debe( hfdobA( rb( reb"( yir:bi( d"( hfd"( ‛bd ‛æbæd ‛abōdā ‛br ‛ebær ‛ibrî ‛ēd ‛ēdā still. Hi. abandon eye. go over the region beyond/opposite Hebrew witness gathering.h+n n‰h hkn hsn (sn ra(an hfr(n A a ^lpn $epen lcn )&n )yi&fn q#n }tn jtn nkh nsh ns‛ na‛ar na‛arā nfl næfæš nƒl nś’ nāśî’ nšq ntn ntƒ Q. column answer. Hi. hear. be downcast. the highest people (together) with stand pillar. lead up. try set out. being evening make. above. slave work. tear away. deliver bear. afflicted Pi. work servant. turn side. march around all around horse Q. be round about. person Hi. offer sacrifices (whole burnt-) offering the upper. do violence poor. incline Hi. destroy turn. count. young boy.

summit. Pi. appear. redeem mouth Q.. escape. convocation of the people Pi. assemble bury $owdfq {edeq $dq $edoq lhq lfhfq hwq lowq {Uq }O+fq/}+q r+q llq hnq ryicfq )rq brq bereq }fB:rfq hrq bowrfq te$eq qādôš qædæm qdš qodæš qhl qāhāl qwh qôl qûm q‰n/qa‰on q‰r qll qnh qāƒîr qr’ qrb qæræb qŏrbān qrh qārôb qæšæt holy in front. in the midst offering. revolt against rebellion. send sacrifices up in smoke Q. Pi. Pi.. small Pi. choicest much. do step. surface make. be seen. to command rock cry. holy place Ni. Ni. save Hitp. take care of young bull fruit rebel. be slight. open opening. time go to see. become many 7 h)r r’h $)or }ow$)ir tyi$)"r bar bor bbr hbr rōš rī’šōn rē’šît rab rob rbb rbh jbq qbƒ rbq qbr Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 . buy. occur near bow Q. collect. be holy. pray lest turn toward a direction face. revolt. Hi. gift meet. curse acquire. call (to aid) north hide Q. create harvest of grains call Q. call together assembly. the first. east Q.hfTa( ‛attā hdp hep +lm /+lp llp }eP hnp {yinfP l(p {a(aP Dqp raP Yir:P ($p (a$P e xtp XateP })oc )fbfc qyiDac qdc hfqfd:c /qedec hwc rUc q(c }owpfc }pc pdh pæ plt/mlt pll pæn Pnh pānîm p‛l pa‛am pqd par perî pš‛ pæša‛ ptµ pætaµ ƒôn ƒābā ƒaddîq ƒdq ƒædæq/ƒedāqā ƒwh ƒûr ƒ‛q ƒāfôn ƒfn now buy (off). Pi. Hi. occurrence. hope. see. show head. assemble. upper end the first (position) beginning. entrance small cattle host righteous be in the right. bygone days. Hi. consecrate holiness. last be insignificant. become many. much Q. Hi. be just righteousness Pi. show oneself. approach. voice arise. offer the inward part (of body). many multitude be. wait for sound. ransom.

swear break (in pieces) Sabbath Q.leger vdr axUr {Ur baxor {xr qxr byr byir beker (ar (r a " bf(fr h(r hf(r f ((r qar ($r rægæl rdf rûaµ rûm roµab rµm rµq rîb rib rækæb ra‛ rea‛ rā‛āb r‛h rā‛ā r‛‛ raq rš‛ (f$r rāšā‛ f hedf& ´ādæ {yi& ´îm lk& ´kl l)om:> xm& hfx:Mi& )"nf& hfpf& ra& ´emō’l ´mµ ´imµā ´n’/´ānē’ ´āfā ´ar Hi. throw intact. inquire underworld. persecute wind. spoil. case of law. exterminate. turn back. conduct a (legal) case dispute. realm of dead seven seventy rod. Ni. live in peace send table Hi. become guilty. lawsuit vehicle. do evil only be. famine pasture. impious open field set. staff Ni. put down Hi. evil fellow. trouble be bad. misery. steer slaughter Hi. chariot bad. ruin sing song lie down forget settle down to abide. act wickedly being wrong. bank official. turn around Hi. make many foot pursue. chief. tend evil. understand. spirit be high above. put. left rejoice joy. prosper the left side. leader Vr& ´rf ·e$ l)$ low):$ hf(:bi$/(abe$ {yi(:bi$ +eb"$ (b$ rb$ tfBa$ bU$ row$ +x$ tx$ ryi$ ryi$ bk$ xk$ }k$ {owlf$ xl$ }fxlu$ |l$ {l$ hf$l:$/$lf$ yi$l:$ {yi$l:$ {"$ {f$ dm$ šæ š’l še’ôl šæba‛/šib‛ā šib‛îm šebæ‰ šb‛ šbr šabbāt šûb šôr šµ‰ šµt šîr šîr škb škµ škn šālôm šlµ šulµān šlk šlm šālōš/šelōšā šelišî šelišîm šēm šām šmd burn relative particle ask. breath. have success. companion. ox. have compassion be far. guilty. gladness hate lip. be exalted breadth Pi. become far dispute. be 8 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 . friend hunger. bring back bull. shore. complete three the third thirty name there Hi.

hlpt etc.{wqm. ------------------ Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 Basic Hebrew Vocabulary 500 © Siegfried Kreuzer 1990/2004/2011 9 . blameless be complete Pi.hfM$ a {iyamf$ }eme$ hfnom:$/henom:$ (m$ rm$ $eme$ }"$ hfnf$ yin"$ {iyan:$/{iyaT:$ ra(a$ hfx:pi$ +p$ |p$ leqe$ reqe$ hf<i$/$"$ ht$ {owh:T hfLih:T |ewT a hfb"(owT hfrowT taxaT dyimfT {yimfT {mT b(T hfLip:T šammā šāmayim šæmæn šemonæ/šemonā šm‛ šmr šæmæš šen šānā šēnî šetayim/šenayim ša‛ar šifµā šf‰ šfk šæqæl šæqær šeš/šišša šth tehôm tehillā tawæk tô‛ēbā tôrā taµat tamîd tamîm tmm t‛b tefillā destroyed. llp . contribution nine This list of basic Hebrew words is intended to help you keeping up or to brush up your Hebrew. be abhorred prayer &pt tfś hfmUr:T terûmā hf(:$iT /(a$"T těsa‛/tiš‛a capture tribute. Hi. deception six Q. Thank you for the feedback which has been sent so far.) or groups like the numbers or pronouns. to water the primaeval ocean glory. drink. regular complete. instead of continually. If you find errors or have suggestions. praise the midst abomination instruction under. still you may figure out wordfamilies ({wq . (as far as) there heaven oil (of olives) eight hear keep. retain sun tooth year the second two gate maid-servant judge pour out shekel lie. exterminated thither. please send me an email. watch over. The list is arranged alphabethically.

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