Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #213 - אוּץ
1) to press, be pressed, make haste, urge, be narrow
1a1) to press, hasten
1a2) to be pressed, confined, narrow
1a3) to hasten, make haste
1a4) be narrow
1b1) to urge, insist
1b2) to hasten
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to urge, to press any one on (comp. Ch. אֲצַץ. Cognate roots, both in sound and in signification, are אָלַץ, לָחַץ, נָחַץ; comp. Gr. πιέζω), Exodus 5:13.
(2) to urge oneself, to hasten, Joshua 10:13; Proverbs 19:2, 28:20. Followed by מִן it is, to hasten backward, to withdraw oneself; Jeremiah 17:16, מֵרֹעֶה אַחֲרֶיךָ לֹא אַצְתִּי for מִהְיוֹת רֹעֶה “I have not withdrawn myself, that I should not be a shepherd (prophet) after thee.”
(3) to be narrow, strait, Joshua 17:15.
Hiphil, i.q. Kal No. 1, to urge, to press on; construed with a gerund of the verb, Isaiah 22:4 followed by בְּ of pers., Genesis 19:15.
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