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קצה , ḳāceh or קצה , ḳēceh = "an extremity" (in a variety of applications and idioms), "border," "edge," "side," "shore" (Joshua 3:15 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) "brink"); also שׂפה , sāphāh or שׂפת , sepheth = "edge," "lip" (1 Kings 7:23 , 1 Kings 7:24 , 1 Kings 7:26 ; 2 Chronicles 4:2 , 2 Chronicles 4:5 ). In John 2:7 , the adverb ἄνω , ánō , is used to emphasize the verb ἐγέμισαν , egémisan = "to fill," Thus giving the idea of "filling to the top.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Brim'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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