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Strong's #1460 - גֵּו

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H1342) [corresponding to (H1354)]
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. the back, back, midst

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 200 ‑ ἀκρίς (ak‑rece');  999 ‑ βόθυνος (both'‑oo‑nos);  3319 ‑ μέσος (mes'‑os);  3577 ‑ νῶτος (no'‑tos);  5421 ‑ φρέαρ (freh'‑ar);  
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KJV (7)
Job 1
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 3
N95 (0)
CSB (7)
Job 1
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 3
BSB (7)
Job 1
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 3
ESV (7)
Job 1
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 3
WEB (7)
Job 1
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 3
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1052) fc (גו GW) AC: ? CO: Back AB: ?: The back as the middle part of the body, used in lifting. This root is related to acand ec.

A) fc (גו GW) AC: ? CO: Back AB: ?

Nm ) fc (גו GW) - I. Back:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Middle:The middle or in the midst of anything as the back is in the middle. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (23): back, midst, within the same, wherein, therein, among, body - Strongs: H1458 (גַּו), H1459 (גַּו), H1460 (גֵּו)

Nf1) efc (גוה GWH) - I. Back: II. Pride:A lifting up of something or oneself in a positive or negative sense. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (5): body, pride, lifting up - Strongs: H1465 (גֵּוָה), H1466 (גֵּוָה), H1467 (גֵּוָה)

fm) ifc (גוי GWY) - Nation: The people of a nation as the back, or body. KJV (558): nation, heathen, gentiles, people - Strongs: H1471 (גֹּי)

ff1) eifc (גויה GWYH) - Back: By extension, the body, either alive or dead, a corpse. KJV (13): body, corpse, carcass - Strongs: H1472 (גְּוִיָּה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. גֵּו noun [masculine] backגֵּו absolute unused, construct Proverbs 10:13 2t., suffix גֵּוִי Isaiah 50:6, גֵּוְךָ Isaiah 38:17, גֵּוֵךְ Isaiah 51:23; — back, as beaten, lashed Proverbs 10:13; Proverbs 19:29; Proverbs 26:3 compare Isaiah 50:6; in phrase ׳הִשְׁלִיךְ אַחֲרֵי ג (as גַּו) Isaiah 38:17, of Yahweh's casting sins of penitent behind his back, putting them out of mind; as trodden upon Isaiah 51:23, figurative of extreme humiliation.

II. גֵּו noun [masculine] midst, Aramaism (compare Aramaic גַּוָּא, גֵּו middle, Late Hebrew גֵּו midst, interior; id., belly, Arabic midst) Job 30:5 מִןגֵּֿו יְגֹרָ֑שׁוּ from the midst (of men) they are driven; Rosenm and others compare Cicero Off. iii. 8: e medio pelluntur.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

גֵּו (for גֵּוֶה, like בֵּן for בֵּנֶה from the root גָּוָה No. I.), const. גֵּו; with suff. גֵּוִי, גֵּוְךָ m.

(1) back, Proverbs 10:13, 19:29 26:3 Isaiah 50:6, 51:23 הִשְׁליךְ אַחֲרֵי גֵּו Isaiah 38:17 see under גַּו.

(2) [“prop. belly”], middle, midst; Job 30:5, מִן־גֵּז יְגֹרָשׁוּ “they are driven from among (men).”

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List of Word Forms
גֵּ֥ו גֵּוִי֙ גֵּוֵ֔ךְ גֵוְךָ֖ גו גוי גוך לְגֵ֣ו לגו ḡê·wə·ḵā gê·wêḵ gê·wî gev geVech geveCha geVi gêw gêwêḵ ḡêwəḵā gêwî lə·ḡêw leGev ləḡêw
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