Old Testament Hebrew
of uncertain derivation
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Greek Equivalent Words:
‑ ἀκρίς (ak‑rece')
Frequency / Word [ Book | Word ]
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)
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
I. noun masculine Ecclesiastes 12:5 locust, grasshopper
(Late Hebrew id.
; compare ), probably a non-flying species, see Kn in Di Leviticus 11:22
; allowed as food Leviticus 11:22
(P; "" , , ), Numbers 13:33
(J E; simile of insignificance), so Isaiah 40:22
; as agent of Yahweh's wrath 2 Chronicles 7:13
; Ecclesiastes 12:5 and the grasshopper shall be a burden
; better shall drag itself along
, De Hi Now RVm; De thinks 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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(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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