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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1727 - דּוּב
1) to pine away, pass away
1a) (Hiphil) to cause to pine away
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 Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דּוּב i.q. דָּאַב which see, to pine away, to languish.
Hiphil, causat. to cause to pine away, or to languish. Leviticus 26:16. Hence דִּיבוֹן pr.n.
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