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Strong's #1661 - גַּת
Gath = “winepress”
1) one of the five royal or chief cities of the Philistines and the native city of Goliath
גַּת (contr. from גֶּנֶת, of the form בֶּנֶת, בַּת, for יְגֶנֶת from the root יָנַן), pl. גִּתּוֹת f. [From נָנַז in Thes.]
(1) a wine-press, or rather the trough in which the grapes were trodden with the feet, whence the juice flowed into a vat (יֶקֶב) placed near, as it was squeezed from the grapes. Joel 4:13. דָּרַךְ גַּת to tread a winepress, Nehemiah 13:15; Lamentations 1:15.
(2) [Gath], pr. name of a city of the Philistines, where Goliath was born. Joshua 13:3; 1 Samuel 6:17, 21:11 1 Kings 2:39, 40 1 Kings 2:40. Hence patron. גִּתִּי. [Gittite].
(3) גַּת חֵפֶר (“wine-press of the well”), [Gathhepher], a town of the tribe of Zebulon (with ה local, גִּתָּה חֵפֶר), Joshua 19:13, celebrated as the birth-place of Jonah the prophet.
(4) גַּת רִמּוֹן (“wine-press of the pomegranate”); [Gath-rimmon], a town of the tribe of Dan, Joshua 19:45. [See Robinson, ii. 421].