תי"ו הלולאות. סימן הנקבה ואחת לולה. ובא תחת האל"ף ה"א. ויש אומרים כי מזאת הגזרה הרה ללת: [THE LOOPS.] The tav of ha-lula’ot (the loops)36Lula’ot is spelled lamed, vav, lamed, alef, vav, tav. indicates the feminine. The singular form of the word is lulah.37Lulah is spelled lamed, vav, lamed, heh. The heh [in lulah] takes the place of the alef.38There is no alef in lulah (see notes 36 and 37). Hence I.E.’s comment. Some say that the word lalat (near to be delivered) in was with child, near to be delivered (I Sam. 4:19) comes from the same root.39A woman about to deliver experiences labor pains. These pains can metaphorically be described as attaching themselves or looping themselves to the woman. Hence the term lalat. According to I.E. we should render I Sam. 4:19: was with child, seized by labor pains.