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Strong's #3 - אֵב

from the same as (H24)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. freshness, fresh green, green shoots, or greenery

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1080 ‑ γεννάω (ghen‑nah'‑o);  2590 ‑ καρπός (kar‑pos');  4491 ‑ ῥίζα (hrid'‑zah);  
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1002) ba (אב AB) AC: Stand CO: Pole AB: ?: The pictograph a represents strength, the b represents the tent. Combined these mean "the strength of the house". This can be the tent poles which hold up the tent, the house, as well as the father who holds up the family, the household. (eng: pa - an exchange from a b and p and a reversal of the letters)

A) ba (אב AB) AC: ? CO: Pole AB: ?: The support of the tent/house.

Nm) ba (אב AB) - I. Fruit:This word can also be fresh fruit, the father of the next generation of trees attached to the tree (pole) . [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Father:The father of the family provides the strength, support and structure to the household. The father fulfilled many functions for the family. He was the commander of the family army, provider of offspring to continue the family line, the priest and teacher. A father can be of the immediate family or a lineage such as Jacob who is the father of the Israelites. A father can also be the patron of a profession or art. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (1229): father, chief, families, desire, patrimony, prince, principle, greenness, fruit - Strongs: H1 (אָב), H2 (אַב), H3 (אֵב), H4 (אֵב)

Nf1) eba (אבה ABH) - Desire: The desires of the father. KJV (1): desire - Strongs: H15 (אָבֶה)

B) bba (אבב ABB) AC: ? CO: Grain AB: ?

bm ) biba (אביב ABYB) - Green Grain: The new green ears of growing grain as the parent seeds attached to the stalk (pole) of the next generation of crops. Also Abib, the name of a month in the Hebrew calendar. KJV (8): abib, corn - Strongs: H24 (אָבִיב)

J) bfa (אוב AWB) AC: ? CO: Wineskin AB: ?: The wineskin hangs from the tent pole. A spiritist (possibly from their mumbling like the sound of wine poured out of the wineskin)

Nm) bfa (אוב AWB) - I. Wineskin:A leather bag that holds wine and is hung from the pole of the tent. II. Medium:One who evokes the dead, a ghost, possibly from their mumbling like the sound of wine poured out of the wineskin. KJV (17): bottle, familiar spirit - Strongs: H178 (אוֹב)

L) bai (יאב YAB) AC: Desire CO: ? AB: ?: The firm standing of the tent pole.

V) bai (יאב YAB) - Desire: A standing firm for what is desired. KJV (1): (vf: Paal) long - Strongs: H2968 (יָאַב)

M) bia (איב AYB) AC: Hostile CO: Spear AB: Enemy: The tent pole is pointed at one end and doubles as a spear which can be used against an enemy to defend (also a support of) the family.

V) bia (איב AYB) - Hostile: To be hostile to another as an enemy. KJV (1): (vf: Paal) enemy - Strongs: H340 (אָיַב)

Nf1) ebia (איבה AYBH) - Hostility: KJV (5): enemy, hatred - Strongs: H342 (אֵיבָה)

gm) bifa (אויב AWYB) - Enemy: KJV (282): enemy, foe - Strongs: H341 (אוֹיֵב)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [אֵב] noun [masculine] freshness, fresh green (Lag BN 207 Infinitive ibb; thence concrete, compare Arabic ; above stem & meaning better than √ אנב (spring) compare Assyrian inbu, fruit, Aramaic אִנְבֵּהּ (q. v.) Dl HA 65, Proverbs 114) עֹדֶנּוּ בְאִבּוֺ while yet in its freshness (i.e. אָחוּ, reed) Job 8:12; concrete, plural green shoots בְּאִבֵּי הַנַּחַל Song of Solomon 6:11 ("" הֲפָֽרְחָה הַגֶּפֶן הֵנֵצוּ הָֽרִמֹּנִים׃.

[אֵב K§ 55,5 a) 2] noun masculine fruit (Biblical Hebrew; √ אבב); — suffix 3 masculine singular אִנְבֵהּ (K§ 11,4 b) Daniel 4:9; Daniel 4:11; Daniel 4:18.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֵב (from the root אָבַב) m. greenness, verdure of an herb; Job 8:12, עוֹדֶנּוּ בְאִבּוֹ “while it (the grass) is yet in its greenness,” i.e. is still verdant, flourishing; Song of Solomon 6:11, אִבֵּי הַנַּחַל “the greenness of the valley,” Vulg. poma, from the Chaldee usage. Arab. أَبُّ green fodder.

אֵב Ch. (from the root אָבַב) fruit; with suff. אִנְבֵּהּ (where Dagesh forte is resolved into Nun), Daniel 4:9, 11, 18. In Targg. often for פְּרִי.

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List of Word Forms
בְ֭אִבּוֹ בְּאִבֵּ֣י באבו באבי bə’ibbê ḇə’ibbōw bə·’ib·bê ḇə·’ib·bōw beibBei veibbo
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