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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #255 - אֹחַ
1) howling animal
1008) ha (אהה AHh) AC: Protect CO: Hearth AB: Brotherhood: The pictograph a represents strength. The h is a wall. Combined these pictographs mean "strong wall". In Hebrew thought, a wall is more than a vertical barrier but anything that separates or divides. The hearth around the fire protected the house from the heat and embers of the fire.
Nf ) ha (אהה AHh) - I. Hearth:A dividing wall that protects the family from the fire. II. Brother:One who stands between the enemy and the family, a protector. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (634): brethren, brother, another, brotherly, kindred, hearth - Strongs: H251 (אָח), H252 (אַח), H254 (אַח)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֹחַ only in pl. אֹחִים prop. howlings; hence howling animals (comp. אִי No. II.), probably screech owls, Isaiah 13:21. A word imitating the sound, like the Germ. Uhu, Schubut, French hibou; see אָח No. II. and the root אָחַח.