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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #2284 - חָגָב

Word Origin:
of uncertain derivation
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) locust, grasshopper

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 200 ‑ ἀκρίς (ak‑rece');  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (5)NAS (5)HCS (5)
2 Chronicles1
2 Chronicles1
2 Chronicles1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2146) bch (ההגב HhGB) AC: ? CO: Locust AB: ?: [from: bc]

Nm ) bch (ההגב HhGB) - Locust: KJV (5): grasshopper, locust - Strongs: H2284 (חָגָב)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ I. חָגָב noun masculine Ecclesiastes 12:5 locust, grasshopper (Late Hebrew id.; compare ᵑ7), probably a non-flying species, see Kn in Di Leviticus 11:22; הֶחָגָב allowed as food Leviticus 11:22 (P; "" אַרְבֶּה, סָלְעָם, חַרְגֹּל), כַּחֲגָבִיס Numbers 13:33 (J E; simile of insignificance), so Isaiah 40:22; as agent of Yahweh's wrath חָגָב לֶאֱכוֺל חארץ 2 Chronicles 7:13; וְיִסְתַּבֵּלהֶחָגָב Ecclesiastes 12:5 and the grasshopper shall be a burden; better shall drag itself along, De Hi Now RVm; De thinks ׳ח here figurative of the back part of the pelvic cavity (Arabic is point of hip-bone, Bo, compare Lane), and refers to stiffness of aged joints, so Now; but the meaning is dubious; see other views of Comm.


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Gesenius Definition

חָגָב m.

(1)  a locust, winged and edible (Leviticus 11:22), said to be so called because it covers the ground, Numbers 13:33; Isaiah 40:22; Ecclesiastes 12:5. [“Another etymology is proposed by Credner, on Joel page 309. The Samar. in Lev. loc. cit. has חרגבה which may signify a leaper, compare Arab. حرجل; and from חרגב then might come the triliteral חָגָב; comp. حرجل, חָגַל.”]

(2) [Hagab], pr.n. m., Ezra 2:46.

List of Word Forms
הֶֽחָגָ֔ב הֶחָגָ֖ב החגב חָגָ֖ב חגב כַּֽחֲגָבִ֔ים כַּחֲגָבִ֑ים כחגבים chaGav ḥā·ḡāḇ ḥāḡāḇ he·ḥā·ḡāḇ hechaGav heḥāḡāḇ ka·ḥă·ḡā·ḇîm kachagaVim kaḥăḡāḇîm

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