the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #1494 - גָּזַז
1) to shear, mow
1a1) to shear
1a2) shearer (participle)
1b) (Niphal) to be cut off, be destroyed
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.
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Qal Imperfect וַיָּ֫גָו Job 1:20; 2 masculine singular תָּגֹז Deuteronomy 15:19; Imperative 2 feminine singular גָּזִּ֫י Jeremiah 7:29, גֹּ֫זִּי Micah 1:16; Infinitive construct גְּזֹו Genesis 31:19 (E) 1 Samuel 25:2, גֹּז Genesis 38:13 (J); Participle גֹּזֵז 1 Samuel 25:4; plural גֹּזְַזִים 1 Samuel 25:7 2t.; construct גֹּזַזֵי Genesis 38:12; suffix גֹּזְַזָי֑ 1 Samuel 25:11, גֹּזְַזֶיהָ Isaiah 53:7; — shear sheep (object צאֹן) Genesis 31:19; Genesis 38:13; Deuteronomy 15:19; 1 Samuel 25:2,4; compare Participle shearer (with צאן) Genesis 38:12, also גֹּזְַזֶיהָ (i.e. רָחֵל) Isaiah 53:7; absolute = sheep-shearer, 1 Samuel 25:7,11; 2 Samuel 13:23,24; object man's head (ראשׁוֺ) Job 1:20; of a woman's (figurative of Israel) Micah 1:16 (no object; "" קרחי), (figurative of Jerusalem) Jeremiah 7:29 (object נֵזֶר q. v.)
Niph`alנָגוֺ֫זּוּ be cut off (= destroyed) of Assyrians Nahum 1:12.
גָּזַז to cut, as hay (see גֵּז ); specially to shear a flock, Genesis 31:19, 38:12 1 Samuel 25:4, 1 Samuel 25:7 the hair, as in mourning, Job 1:20; Micah 1:16 Syr., Ch., and Arab. جَزَّ id. (Kindred roots, all of which have the primary power of cutting, are גָּזָה, גָּזַם, גָּזַע, גָּזַל, גָּזַר and transp. גָּרַז, see under קָצַץ, חָצַץ, גָּדַד, חָדַד.) וַיָנָז Numbers 11:31 see under the root גּוּז.
Niphal נָגֹוז; pl. נָגוֹזּוּ to be shorn, used of enemies, i.e. to be cut off, to be slain, Nahum 1:12 compare as to the metaphor, Isaiah 7:20.
Derivatives גֵּז, גִּזָּה and
גָּזֵז (“shearer”), [Gazez], pr.n. of two men, 1 Chronicles 2:46.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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