Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3034 - יָדָה
1) to throw, shoot, cast
1a) (Qal) to shoot (arrows)
1b) (Piel) to cast, cast down, throw down
1c1) to give thanks,, laud, praise
1c2) to confess, confess (the name of God)
1d1) to confess (sin)
1d2) to give thanks
1211) di (יד YD) AC: Throw CO: Hand AB: Thanks: The pictograph i is a picture of a hand, the d is a picture of door that allows movement in and out of the tent. Combined these mean "hand moves". The hand is the part of the body that enables man to perform many works. (eng: yard - with the addition of the r, a measurement equal to the length of the arm)
V) edi (ידה YDH) - I. Throw:[df: hdh]II. Praise:[Hebrew and Aramaic] III. Confess:In the sense of raising up the hands. KJV (117): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) praise, thank, confess, thanksgiving, cast, shoot, put - Strongs: H1911 (הָדָה), H3029 (יְדָה), H3034 (יָדָה)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
יָדָה to throw, to cast, i.q. יָדַד No. I.; kindred is הָדָה. Eth. ወደየ፡ id. Imp. יְדוּ Jeremiah 50:14.
Piel, i.q. Kal, to throw, as stones. Fut. וַיַּדּוּ for וַיְיַדּוּ Lamentations 3:53. Inf. יַדּוֹת Zechariah 2:4.
Hiphil הוֹדָה, fut. יוֹדֶה, sometimes יְהוֹדֶה Psalms 28:7, 45:18 Nehemiah 11:17.
(1) to profess, to confess; perhaps properly, to show or point out with the hand extended; from the idea of the hand being cast forth, i.e. extended (see Kal; comp. שָׁלַח יָד and יָרָה, Kal and Hiphil, to cast, and thence to shew by the extended hand). Arab. ودى Conj. X.; Syr. Aph. id. Constr. followed by an acc. Proverbs 28:13 and followed by עַל (concerning), Psalms 32:5.
(2) to give thanks, to praise, to celebrate, since thanksgiving and praise naturally follow the acknowledgment or confession of benefits received; followed by an acc. Genesis 29:35, 49:8 Psalm 7:18 30:13 and לְ of pers. Psalms 75:2; 1 Chronicles 29:13; Ezra 3:11. הוֹדָה שֵׁם יְיָ to praise the name of Jehovah, 1 Kings 8:33 Ps. 54:8 לְשֵׁם יְיָ id., Psalms 106:47, 122:4.
Hithpael הִתְוַדָּה (Vav being taken in the place of Yod) i.q. Hiphil.
(1) to confess, prop. to confess concerning one’s self, to shew one’s self as guilty. Eth. አስተቀደየ፡ to accuse, to criminate; properly, I believe, to object, cast against; (Germ. vorwerfen, from the idea of casting; ውዴት፡ an accusation, Borwurf), Daniel 9:4 followed, by an acc. of the thing, Levit. 5:5 16:21 26:40 עַל of the thing, Nehemiah 1:6, 9:2.
(2) to praise, to celebrate, followed by לְ 2 Chronicles 30:2.
Derived nouns, [יָד], תּוֹדָה, הֻיְּדוֹת, and the proper names יְדוּתוּן, יְדָיָה, יְהוּדָה, and those which are secondarily derived from them, יְהוּד, יְהוּדִי, יְהוּדִית, הִתְיַהֵד [also perhaps דָּת, דֹּתַיִן].
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