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Strong's #2353 - חוּר

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H2357)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. white cloth, white stuff

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2885 ‑ κοσμέω (kos‑meh'‑o);  1040 ‑ βύσσος (boos'‑sos);  
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1181) rh (ההר HhR) AC: Burn CO: ? AB: ?: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall representing the outside. The r is a picture of a man. Combined these mean "outside man". A man outside in the desert sun becomes pale and hot.

A) rh (ההר HhR) AC: Burn CO: ? AB: ?: The heat from the sun. Heat of anger. Also tomorrow or later time as a delay.

af) rhm (מההר MHhR) - Later: KJV (52): tomorrow, time to come - Strongs: H4279 (מָחָר)

af2) trhm (מההרת MHhRT) - Tomorrow: [df: Mtrxm] KJV (32): morrow, next day, next - Strongs: H4283 (מָחֳרָתָם)

fm ) irh (ההרי HhRY) - Burning: KJV (6): fierce, heat - Strongs: H2750 (חֳרִי)

jm) nfrh (ההרונ HhRWN) - Burning: KJV (41): fierce, wrath, fury, wrathful, displeasure - Strongs: H2740 (חָרֹן)

lm) rhrh (ההרההר HhRHhR) - Burning: KJV (1): burning - Strongs: H2746 (חַרְחֻר)

B) rrh (ההרר HhRR) AC: Burn CO: ? AB: ?: The heat from the sun. Also anger as a hot emotion.

V) rrh (ההרר HhRR) - Burn: KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Pilpel) burn, dried, angry, kindle - Strongs: H2787 (חָרַר)

Nm) rrh (ההרר HhRR) - Burn: KJV (1): parched place - Strongs: H2788 (חֲרֵרִים)

C) rha (אההר AHhR) AC: Delay CO: Back AB: ?: Rather than work in the heat of the sun, one waits until the breeze of the day.

V) rha (אההר AHhR) - Delay: KJV (17): (vf: Paal, Piel) tarry, defer, slack, continue, delay, hinder, stay, late - Strongs: H309 (אָחַר)

Nm) rha (אההר AHhR) - I. After:A time to come beyond another event. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Other:A time, person or thing that follows after. KJV (878): after, follow, afterward, behind, other, another, next, following - Strongs: H310 (אַחַר), H311 (אַחַר), H312 (אַחֵר)

Nf4) tirha (אההרית AHhRYT) - End: The latter time as coming after everything else. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (62): end, latter, last, posterity, reward, hindermost - Strongs: H319 (אַחֲרִית), H320 (אַחֲרִי)

cm) rfha (אההור AHhWR) - Back: The part of the body that is behind. To be in the back of or behind something. KJV (41): back, backward, behind, next, delay, hinder part - Strongs: H268 (אָחֹר)

fm) irha (אההרי AHhRY) - Other: A time, person or thing that follows after. [Aramaic only] KJV (6): another, other - Strongs: H317 (אָחֳרִי)

jm) nfrha (אההרונ AHhRWN) - After: To be behind or following after something. KJV (51): last, after, latter, end, utmost, following, hinder - Strongs: H314 (אַחֲרֹן)

mm) nrha (אההרנ AHhRN) - Other: A time, person or thing that follows after. [Aramaic only] KJV (5): another, other - Strongs: H321 (אָחֳרָן)

sm) nirha (אההרינ AHhRYN) - End: The latter time as coming after everything else. [Aramaic only] KJV (1): last - Strongs: H318 (אַחֳרֵן)

cmf4) tinrfha (אההורנית AHhWRNYT) - Backward: KJV (7): backward, again - Strongs: H322 (אֲחֹרַנִּית)

E) arh (ההרא HhRA) AC: ? CO: Dung AB: ?: What comes from the backside (בהנד behind) .

Nm) arh (ההרא HhRA) - Dung: KJV (1): dung - Strongs: H2716 (חֲרָאִים)

af1) earhm (מההראה MHhRAH) - Privy: KJV (1): draught house - Strongs: H4280 (מַחֲרָאָה)

im) arht (תההרא THhRA) - Col KJV (2): habergeon - Strongs: H8473 (תַּחְרָא)

H) erh (ההרה HhRH) AC: Burn CO: ? AB: Anger: One who is hot.

V) erh (ההרה HhRH) - Burn: KJV (90): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael) kindle, wroth, hot, angry, displease, fret, incense burn, earnest, grieve - Strongs: H2734 (חָרָה)

im) erht (תההרה THhRH) - Compete: From the heat of passion. KJV (2): closest, contend - Strongs: H8474 (תַּחָרָה)

J) rfh (ההור HhWR) AC: ? CO: White AB: ?: A bleaching by the sun.

V) rfh (ההור HhWR) - White: To become white. KJV (1): (vf: Paal) wax pale - Strongs: H2357 (חָוַר)

Nm) rfh (ההור HhWR) - I. White:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Noble:[Unknown connection to root] KJV (16): white - Strongs: H2353 (חוּר), H2358 (חִוָּר), H2715 (חוֹר)

fm) irfh (ההורי HhWRY) - White: KJV (2): network - Strongs: H2355 (חוֹרָי), H2751 (חֹרִי)

L) rhi (יההר YHhR) AC: Delay CO: ? AB: ?: Rather than work in the heat of the sun, one waits until the breeze of the day.

V) rhi (יההר YHhR) - Delay: [df: lxy] KJV (43): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) hope, wait, tarry, trust, stay - Strongs: H3176 (יָהַל), H3186 (יָחַר)

bm ) rihi (יההיר YHhYR) - Delay: KJV (1): hope - Strongs: H3175 (יָחִיל)

if2) trhft (תוההרת TWHhRT) - Hope: An expectation for what will come. [df: tlxwt] KJV (6): hope - Strongs: H8431 (תּוֹחֶלֶת)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. חוּר noun [masculine] white stuff (dubious whether cotton or linen, compare כַּרְמַּס), "" תְּכֵלֶת: — of Mordecai's garments בִּלְבוּשׁ מַלְכוּת תְּכֵלֶת וָחוּר Esther 8:15a in a royal garment of violet and white stuff (compare וְתַכְרִיךְ בּוּץ וְאַרְגָּמָן v b); of furnishings of royal palace of Susa כַּרְמַּס וּתְכֵלֶת אֶחוּז בְּחַבְלֵיבֿוּץ׳ח וְאַרְגָּמָן Esther 1:6 white stuff of fine linen (?) held fast by cords of byssus and purple.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חוּר an unused root, the meaning of which was that of hollowing, boring, as shewn by the derivatives חוֹר, חוּר No. II, a hole, a cavern, and the proper names חֹרִי, חַוְרָן; compare some of the derivatives of the root خار, as خَوْرَانُ foramen ani, خَوْرُ the mouth of a river, bay of the sea. Kindred roots are כּוּר and غَارَ; whence מְעוּרָה, مَغَارَةُ, غَارُ a cavern.

I. חוּר & חֻר m. white and fine linen, from the root חָוַר. LXX. βύσσος. Esther 1:6, 8:15.

II. חוּר m.

(1) i.q. חוֹר No. II, a hole, as that of a viper, Isaiah 11:8 used of an abominable subterranean prison (Germ. Loch), Isaiah 42:22. Root חוּר No. II.

(2) [Hur], pr.n. of several men

(a) of a Midianite king, Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:21.

(b) of the husband of Miriam, the sister of Moses, [on what authority does this description of Hur rest?], Exodus 17:10, 24:14.

(c) 1 Chronicles 2:19, 50 1 Chronicles 2:50, 4:1, 1 Chronicles 4:4 compare 1 Chronicles 2:20; Exodus 31:2.

(d) Nehemiah 3:9.

(e) 1 Kings 4:8.

I. חוֹר i.q. חוּר No. I, white linen. Pl. חֹרַי (poet. for חֹרִים) cloths of linen or byssus, Isaiah 19:9. Allied to this are Arab. حَرِيرُ white silk, Ethiopic ሐሪር፡ cotton, according to Ludolf. Lex. Ethiop. page 36. Root חָוַר.

II. חוֹר m.

(1)  a hole, 2 Kings 12:10 used of a window, [Is not this rather, a hole in a door?], Song of Solomon 5:4 of the cavity of the eye, Zechariah 14:12.

(2) a cavern, Job 30:6; 1 Samuel 14:11 of a den of wild beasts, Nahum 2:13. Root חוּר.

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וָח֔וּר וחור ח֣וּר ׀ חור chur ḥūr vaChur wā·ḥūr wāḥūr
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