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GenderFeminine & Masculine
Scriptsמַחְלָה Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.MAH-lə English
MAY-lə English
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak, sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.
Masculine FormMahalah
Other Languages & CulturesMaala Biblical Greek Machlah Biblical Hebrew Maala Biblical Latin Mahala, Mahalia English

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biblical, uncertain etymology
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute