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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1494 - גָּזַז
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.
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.