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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1517 - גִּיד
V) ddc (גדד GDD) - I. Band:To gather or assemble as a group for attacking or raiding. II. Slice:To cut something by slicing it. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal) cut, gather together, assemble by troop, gather, hew - Strongs: H1413 (גָּדַד), H1414 (גְּדַד)
M) dic (גיד GYD) AC: ? CO: Sinew AB: ?: The animals tendon is used for making bowstrings and cords. The tendon is removed by making a slit in the flesh for its removal. The sinews are used for making cordage and bowstrings.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גִּיד an unused root, having the Signification to bind, to couple, like the Arab. قاد Med. Ye Conj. II. to bind with fetters, قَيْدُ a bond, a fetter, a thong, and with a prefixed guttural עָקַד, אָכַד اكد, אָגַד (perhaps אָחַד, אָחַז). In the western languages compare the root gaden, gatten, i.e. to couple; whence Gatte, Gattung, Kette, (catena), etc. Hence
(1) a thread, a thong, Isaiah 48:4, of a stiff-necked people, גִּיד בַּרְזֶל עָרְפֶּךָ “thy neck is an iron thread,” or rod.
(2) a nerve, tendon, Ch. גִּידָא, Syr. ܓܝܳܕܐܳ, Gen. 32:33 pl. Ezekiel 37:8; Job 10:11, 40:17.
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