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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1680 - דָּבַב
1) to move gently, glide, glide over
1a) (Qal) glide over (participle)
1071) bd (דב DB) AC: Rest CO: ? AB: ?: The pictograph d is a picture of the a tent door. The b is a representation of a tent. Combined these mean "the door of the tent". The door of the tent was the place of relaxation for the father. Here he would watch his family, livestock and the road for approaching visitors (see Genesis 18:1) . This root is related to the root db(a reversal of the letters) .
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דָּבַב Arab. دَبَّ
(1) pr. to go slowly and gently, to creep; an onomatopoetic root, like the German tappen, French tapper. Nearly connected is טָפַף, used of a gentle but quick progress, such as in German is expressed by the diminutive verb trippeln; compare further נָתַב whence נָתִיב, Gr. στείβω. Elsewhere in the signification of treading, the Phœnicio-Shemitic languages commonly use transp. pat, see the root בּוּס. Hence דֹּב a bear.
(2) to creep about, used of a slanderer, hence simply to slander, whence דִּבָּה; compare רָגַל and הָלַךְ רָבִיל.
(3) of liquids, to flow gently, as of wine, Song of Solomon 7:10. Comp. as to this passage under the root יָשֵׁן.
[Derivatives (as given above), דֹּב and דִּבָּה.]
[“דָּבָה an unused root. Hence דִּבְיֹונִים.”]
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29