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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0779 - אָרַר
1) to curse
1a1) to curse
1a2) cursed be he (participle used pr in curses)
1b) (Niphal) to be cursed, cursed
1c) (Piel) to curse, lay under a curse, put a curse on
1d) (Hophal) to be made a curse, be cursed
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָרַר fut. יָאֹר, imp. אוֹרוֹ Judges 5:23 with ה parag. אָרָה Numbers 22:6, to curse. (To this answers the Arab. هَرَّ to abhor, to detest, and still more Gr. ἀρά, ἀράομαι.) Const. followed by an acc. Numbers 22:6, 23:7 Malachi 2:2 Jud. loc. cit.; Job 3:8, אֹרְרֵי יוֹם “those who curse the day,” a kind of enchanters who were supposed to render days unfortunate by their imprecations; Genesis 3:14, “thou art cursed above all cattle,” i.e. all animals shall shun thee as an accursed beast. [This explanation is wholly unsuitable.] Deuteronomy 27:15, seq; 28:16, seq.
Niphal, pass. part. נֵאָרִים Malachi 3:9.
Piel, אֵרַר part. מְאָרֵר
(1) i.q. Kal, Genesis 5:29.
(2) to cause, or produce a curse. Numbers 5:22, הַמַּיִם הַמְאָֽרְרִים the waters which when drank, would destroy the adulterous and perjured woman.
Hophal, fut. יוּאַר; pass. Numbers 22:6. Derivative מְאֵרָה.
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