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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1610 - גַּף
1) body, self (only in phrase, eg by himself)
2) height, elevation
Nm/f ) bc (גב GB) - I. Arch:The arch of the back when digging. Also any high arched or convex thing such as the eyebrow, rim of a wheel, locust, etc. [df: Pg]II. Pit:The work of the back of digging a pit or trench. KJV (18): back, eminent place, rings, bodies, bosses, eyebrows, naves, higher place, pit, beam, ditch, locust, den - Strongs: H1354 (גַּב), H1355 (גַּב), H1356 (גֵּב), H1357 (גֵּבָה), H1610 (גַּף)
H) ebc (גבה GBH) AC: Lift CO: High AB: ?: From the high arch of the back when digging. Something that is lifted up high. This can be something physical or mental such as pride as the lifting up of the heart.
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גַּף m. (from the root גָּפַף).
(1) back, i.q. גַּב; עַל גַּפֵּי upon the back, i.e. upon, i.q. Ch. עַל גַּבֵּי, Proverbs 9:3.
(2) body. Hence בְּגַפּוֹ with his body (only), i.e. without his wife and children, Exodus 21:3, Exodus 21:4LXX. μόνος.
גַּף Chald. a wing; plur. גַּפִּין Daniel 7:4,, Syriac ܓܦܶܐܳ; compare above Heb. אֲגַפִּים. The signification of back is applied in Hebrew to any surface whatever, and particularly to the side; from the signification of side comes that of wing. Secondary are the roots Med. Nun גָּנַב, Arab. جنف to turn to the side.
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