Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3721 - כָּפַף
1) to bend, bend down, bow down, be bent, be bowed
1a) (Qal) to bend down, bow down
1b) (Niphal) to bow oneself down
1247) pk (כפ KP) AC: Press CO: Palm AB: Tame: The pictograph k is a picture of the palm of the hand, the p is a picture of an open mouth. Combined these mean "palm open". The curved shape of the open palm. (eng: cap - as a bowl shaped covering; cuff - as at the palm)
Nf) pk (כפ KP) - Palm: Also the sole of the feet or other palm shaped object such as a spoon. KJV (193): hand, spoon, sole, palm, hollow, handful, apiece, branch, cloud - Strongs: H3709 (כַּף), H3710 (כֵּף)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כָּפַף to bend, to bow down. (This stock is widely extended, together with its cognates, in the Phœnicio-Shemitic and western languages, both in the signification of bending, and also in the kindred one of being hollow, or arched; see the roots כָּפָה ; גָּבַב No. 1. כַּו hollow, and קָבַב, قبَّ to hollow, to vault; יָקַב to dig out; נָקַב to bore out; and compare the Gr. κάμπω, κάμπτο, γνάμπτω, also κύπτω, κύβη, κύμβη, Lacon. κύββα, cask; Persian كفتن to bend over, كو hollow, a cavern; Lat. cubo, cumbo, also cavus; old Germ. Gaff=כַּף kippen, um kippen, in the sense of folding.) Isaiah 58:5 Intrans. to bend oneself, Psalms 57:7. Part. כְּפוּפִים those who are bowed down, Psalms 145:14, 146:8.
Niphal, to submit oneself to any one, Micah 6:6 followed by לְ (Aram. id.).
Derived nouns כַּף, כִּפָּה.
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