Metaphysical meaning of Ahlai (mbd)
Ahlai, äh'-lai (Heb.)--Oh that! would God ! an intense wish; ornamental.
Daughter of Sheshan. Sheshan had no sons; his lineage was preserved through his daughters (I Chron. 2:31-35). The Ahlai of I Chronicles 11:41 may have been this same woman, since in I Chronicles 2:36 we see that Zabad was descended from Ahlai the daughter of Sheshan .
Meta. An inner or soul desire for a more positive (masculine) expression of truth (Oh that ! would God ! an intense wish; ornamental; an Israelitish woman). This desire was realized in due time. Attai, the son of Ahlai, means timely, opportune, seasonable.