Verb · A primitive root

Or שאל shâʼêl; a primitive root; to inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand:—ask (counsel, on), beg, borrow, lay to charge, consult, demand, desire, × earnestly, enquire, greet, obtain leave, lend, pray, request, require, salute, × straitly, × surely, wish.


  1. to ask, enquire, borrow, beg
    1. (Qal)
      1. to ask, ask for
      2. to ask (as a favour), borrow
      3. to enquire, enquire of
      4. to enquire of, consult (of deity, oracle)
      5. to seek
    2. (Niphal) to ask for oneself, ask leave of absence
    3. (Piel)
      1. to enquire, enquire carefully
      2. to beg, practise beggary
    4. (Hiphil)
      1. to be given on request
      2. to grant, make over to, let (one) ask (successfully) or give or lend on request (then) grant or make over to

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