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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2834 - חָשַׂף
1) to strip, strip off, lay bare, make bare, draw out
1a1) to strip off
1a2) to strip, lay bare
1a3) to draw (water), skim, take from the surface
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָשַׂף fut. יֶחֱשׂף a kindred root to חָסַף (which see)
(1) to strip off the bark, as of a tree. (Arab. حسف and سحف). Joel 1:7.
(2) to strip off a covering, followed by an acc. of the covering. Isaiah 47:2, חֶשְׂפִּי שֹׁבֶל “strip off the train.” Jeremiah 13:26, with acc. of person, to make bare or naked, the covering being stripped off. Jeremiah 49:10; Isaiah 52:10, “the Lord has made bare his holy arm.” Ezekiel 4:7; Isaiah 20:4, חֲשׂוּפַי שֵׁת “with the buttocks uncovered.” To make a tree bare, i.q. to strip off its leaves, Psalms 29:8.
(3) to draw (as water), properly from the surface, oben abfchöpfen, Isaiah 30:4 Hagg. 2:16. (In Arabic خَسُوفُ is a perennial well of water in sandy ground; but the derivation of this word is to be sought elsewhere [from خسف to let down]).
Derivatives, חֲשִׂיף, מַחְשׂף and pr.n. חֲשׂוּפָא.
[חָשִׂף see חָשִׂיף.]
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