Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2287 - חָגַג
1164) ch (ההג HhG) AC: Feast CO: Circle AB: Terror: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall representing outside. The c is a picture of a foot and represents a gathering. Combined these mean "outside gathering". The gathering together for a festival, usually in the form of a circle for dancing and feasting. (eng: hug - as an encircling; circ - an exchange of the h and c and the g and c; cog - an exchange of the h and c)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָגַג (kindred to the root חוּג) to go round in a circle, hence
(1) to dance, 1 Samuel 30:16.
(2) to keep a festival, from the idea of leaping, and dancing in sacred dances, Exodus 5:1; Leviticus 23:41 especially of a public assembly, Psal. 42:5. (Syriac ܚܰܓܐܳ, ܚܰܓܝܺ id. Arabic حَجَّ to go to Mecca, as a Hadj or pilgrim, to keep the public festival.)
(3) to reel, to be giddy, used of drunkards, Psalms 107:27 applied to a Person terrified, whence חָגָּא fear. Hence are derived חָג, חָגָּא and the proper names חַגַּי, חַגִּי, חַגִּיָה, חַגִּית.
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