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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1491 - גָּזָה
1) to cut, cut off, sever
1a) (Qal) he that severed (participle)
1053) zc (גז GZ) AC: Shear CO: Fleece AB: ?: The pictograph c is a picture of the foot and has a meaning of lifting. The z is an agricultural implement for harvesting or cutting. The sheering and removal of the wool fleece from the sheep for clothing as well as the cutting of other materials with one stroke.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גָּזָה prop. to cut, like גָּזַז (which see); specially
(1) to cut a stone, to form by cutting, whence גָּזִית. (Syr. ܓܰܙܝܺ to prune, to shear.)
(2) Metaph. to give, to divide out, which is derived from the idea of cutting and sectioning out (Germ. zufchneiden, for zutheilen), just as ταμίας from τέμνειν. Especially like the syn. גָּמַל, used of favours conferred on any one; Psalms 71:6, מִמְּעֵי אִמִּי אַתָּה גֹוזִי “from my mother’s womb thou hast conferred favours upon me.” (Arab. جَزَا to give back; to pay, جَزَاءُ retribution, penalty, reward.)
Derivatives גָּזִית, and pr.n. גִּזֹה, גֹּוזָן.
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20