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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3882 - לִוְיָתָן

Transliteration
livyâthân
Phonetics
liv-yaw-thawn'
Origin
from (03867)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1089b
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) leviathan, sea monster, dragon

1a) large aquatic animal

1b) perhaps the extinct dinosaur, plesiosaurus, exact meaning unknown

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1404 ‑ δράκων (drak'‑own);  2785 ‑ κῆτος (kay'‑tos);  3173 ‑ μέγας (meg'‑as);  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (6)
Job
2
Psalms
2
Isaiah
2
NAS (6)
Job
2
Psalms
2
Isaiah
2
HCS (6)
Job
2
Psalms
2
Isaiah
2
BSB (6)
Job
2
Psalms
2
Isaiah
2
ESV (6)
Job
2
Psalms
2
Isaiah
2
WEB (6)
Job
2
Psalms
2
Isaiah
2
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

לִוְיָתָן (with the adj. termination ־ָן, like נְחֻשְׁתָּן brazen, from נְחשֶׁת, עֲקַלָּתוֹן from עֲקַלָּה), prop. an (animal), wreathed, twisted in folds.

(1) a serpent of a larger kind, Job 3:8 (as to this place see the root עוּר Pilel); Isaiah 27:1 (where it is the symbol of the hostile kingdom of Babylon).

(2) specially, a crocodile, Job 40:25, seq.

(3) any very large aquatic creature, Psalms 104:26 used for a fierce enemy, Psalms 74:14 comp. תַּנִּין Isaiah 51:9; Ezekiel 29:3, 32:2, Ezekiel 32:3. Bochart, Hieroz. P. ii. lib. v. cap. 16-18.

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List of Word Forms
לִ֝וְיָתָ֗ן לִוְיָתָ֑ן לִוְיָתָ֔ן לִוְיָתָ֣ן לִוְיָתָֽן׃ לִוְיָתָן֙ לויתן לויתן׃ livyaTan liw·yā·ṯān liwyāṯān
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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