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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #7878 - שִׂיחַ

Word Origin:
a primitive root
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to put forth, mediate, muse, commune, speak, complain, ponder, sing

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to complain

1a2) to muse, meditate upon, study, ponder

1a3) to talk, sing, speak

1b) (Polel) to meditate, consider, put forth thoughts

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1555 ‑ ἐκδιηγέομαι (ek‑dee‑ayg‑eh'‑om‑ahee);   5350 ‑ φθέγγομαι (ftheng'‑gom‑ahee);   1334 ‑ διηγέομαι (dee‑ayg‑eh'‑om‑ahee);   3191 ‑ μελετάω (mel‑et‑ah'‑o);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (20)NAS (20)HCS (20)
1 Chronicles1
1 Chronicles1
1 Chronicles1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1330) hx (סהה SHh) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

A) hx (סהה SHh) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) hx (סהה SHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thought. [df: xV] KJV (1): thought - Strongs: H7808 (שֵׂחַ)

fm ) ihx (סההי SHhY) - Rubbish: What is swept away. KJV (1): offscouring - Strongs: H5501 (סְחִי)

H) ehx (סההה SHhH) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

V) ehx (סההה SHhH) - Sweep: Sweep. [df: hxV] KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel, Participle) swim, scrape - Strongs: H5500 (סָחָה), H7811 (שָׂחָה)

J) hfx (סוהה SWHh) AC: Meditate CO: ? AB: ?

V) hfx (סוהה SWHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thought. [df: xwV] KJV (1): (vf: Paal) meditate - Strongs: H7742 (שׂוּחַ)

Nf1 ) ehfx (סוההה SWHhH) - Rubbish: What is swept away. KJV (1): torn - Strongs: H5478 (סוּחָה)

K) fhx (סההו SHhW) AC: Swim CO: ? AB: ?: The sweeping of the arms in water.

Nm) fhx (סההו SHhW) - Swim: [df: wxV] KJV (1): swim - Strongs: H7813 (שָׂחוּ)

M) hix (סיהה SYHh) AC: Meditate CO: ? AB: ?

V) hix (סיהה SYHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thougt. [df: xyV] KJV (20): (vf: Paal) talk, meditate, speak, complain, pray, commune, muse, declare - Strongs: H7878 (שִׂיחַ)

Nm ) hix (סיהה SYHh) - I. Meditating:A sweeping away in thought. [df: xyV]II. Bush:As sweeping in the wind. KJV (18): complaint, meditation, prayer, talking, communication, babbling - Strongs: H7879 (שִׂיחַ), H7880 (שִׂיחַ)

Nf1) ehix (סיההה SYHhH) - Meditation: A sweeping away in thought. [df: hxyV] KJV (3): meditation, prayer - Strongs: H7881 (שִׂיחָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ שִׂיחַ verb denominative muse, complain, in poetry talk (of); —

Qal Imperfect 3 masculine singular יָשִׂיחַ Psalm 119:23; 3 feminine singular suffix תְּשִׂיחֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 6:22; 1 singular אָשִׂיחַ Psalm 119:78 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular שִׂיחַ Job 12:8, masculine plural שִׂיחוּ Judges 5:10 +; Infinitiveconstruct שִׂיחַ Psalm 119:148; —

1 complain: Psalm 55:18; Psalm 77:4 (both "" הָמָה), Job 7:11 (בְּמַר נַפְשִׁי), + Psalm 6:7 (read probably אָשִׁימָה for אַשְׁחֶה).

2 muse: עִםלְֿבָבִי Psalm 77:7; with ב, meditate upon, study, God's עֲלִילוֺת Psalm 77:13 ("" הָגָה); מִּקּוּדִים Psalm 119:15; Psalm 119:78; חֻמִּים Psalm 119:23; Psalm 119:48; נִפְלָאוֺת Psalm 119:27; אִמְרָה Psalm 119:148; with accusative דִּבְרֵי נִפְלְאֹתֶיךָ Psalm 145:5.

3. a. talk (about), sing (of): absolute Judges 5:10 (ode); with ב, Psalm 105:2 = 1 Chronicles 16:9 ("" שִׁיר, זִמֵּר; so SS Gerber, but possibly =

2, so Dr), Psalm 69:13 (ב person against; "" נְגִינוֺת, of mocking words).

b. with suffix person talk (with) Proverbs 6:22 (strike out Toy); with לְ speak to Job 12:8 (Di 'sprich sinnend'; Hi Bu read שֶׁרֶץ; Kau חַיַּת (so Bu as alternative), Bö and others below II. שִׂיחַ).

Pol`el meditate, consider: Imperfect 3 masculine singular יְשׂוֺחֵחַ Isaiah 53:8 (absolute); 1 singular אֲשׂוֺחֵחַ Psalm 143:5 (ב of thing; "" הָגָה). — Genesis 24:63 see I. שׁוּמ.


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Gesenius Definition


(1) pr. to produce, to bring forth, to put forth (comp. Syr. ܫܘܰܚ to germinate, to flourish; Aphel ܐܫܰܘܰܚ to put forth shoots, buds, and Med. quiesc. ܐܰܫܚܺܚ to dare, pr. to life oneself up, ܫܘܽܚܙܳ bushes, and Heb. שִׂיחַ No. 1). In Hebrew

(2) to speak, pr. to utter with the mouth, comp. אָמַר No. 1. Followed by לְ to speak to any one, Job 12:8 with suff. Proverbs 6:22, תְּשִׂיחֶךָ “he shall speak with thee.” Followed by בְּ to speak of any one, Psalms 69:13.

(3) to sing, Judges 5:10; Psalms 145:5. Followed by בְּ to celebrate anything in song, Psalms 105:2, and in a bad sense, to lament, to complain, Psalms 55:18; Job 7:11.

(4) to talk with oneself, i.e. to meditate, especially on divine things, Psalms 77:4, Psalms 77:7 followed by בְּ of the thing, Psalms 119:15, 23 Psalms 119:23, 27 Psalms 119:27, 48 Psalms 119:48, 78 Psalms 119:78, 148 Psalms 119:148, 77:13. Compare syn. הָגָה.

Pilel שׂוֹחֵחַ to meditate, Psalms 143:5 to think upon anything, Isaiah 53:8.

Hence שֵׂחַ, שִׂיהָה, and

שִׂיחַ m.

(1)  a shrub, bush, see the root No. 1 [in Thes. this first signification is taken as a distinct root], Genesis 2:5. Pl. Genesis 21:13; Job 30:4, Job 30:7.

(2) speech, discourse, 2 Kings 9:11.

(3) quarrel, Job 7:13, 9:27 21:4 23:2 Psalms 142:3; 1 Samuel 1:16.

(4) meditation, 1 Kings 18:27 in mockery of Baal, as not answering the supplications of his priests, it is said שִׂיחַ לוֹ “he has a meditation,” i.e. he is so entirely taken up with meditating that he cannot hear; or, from signif. No. 2, “he has a discourse” (conversation) with some. LXX. ἀδολεσχία αὐτῷ ἐστί, the Greek word denoting both meditation and conversation.

List of Word Forms
אֲשׂוֹחֵֽחַ׃ אָ֝שִׂ֗יחָה אָשִֽׂיחָה׃ אָשִׂ֑יחָה אָשִׂ֓יחָה ׀ אָשִׂ֣יחָה אָשִׂ֥יחַ אשוחח׃ אשיח אשיחה אשיחה׃ בְ֝שִׂיחִ֗י בשיחי וְ֝אָשִׂ֗יחָה וְאָשִׂ֥יחָה ואשיחה יְשׂוֹחֵ֑חַ יָשִׂ֣יחוּ יָשִׂ֥יחַ יחו ישוחח ישיח ישיחו לָ֝שִׂ֗יחַ לשיח שִֽׂיחוּ׃ שִׂ֖יחוּ שִׂ֝֗יחוּ שִׂ֣יחַ שיח שיחו שיחו׃ תְשִׂיחֶֽךָ׃ תשיחך׃ ’ā·śî·aḥ ’ā·śî·ḥāh ’ă·śō·w·ḥê·aḥ ’āśîaḥ ’āśîḥāh ’ăśōwḥêaḥ ·ḥū aSiach aSichah asoCheach ḇə·śî·ḥî ḇəśîḥî chu ḥū lā·śî·aḥ laSiach lāśîaḥ śî·aḥ śî·ḥū Siach śîaḥ Sichu śîḥū ṯə·śî·ḥe·ḵā tesiChecha ṯəśîḥeḵā veaSichah vesiChi wə’āśîḥāh wə·’ā·śî·ḥāh yā·śî·aḥ yā·śî·ḥū yaSiach yāśîaḥ yaSichu yāśîḥū yə·śō·w·ḥê·aḥ yesoCheach yəśōwḥêaḥ

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