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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5014 - נָבַב
1) (Qal) to hollow out
1a) hollowed (participle)
1301) bn (נב NB) AC: Flourish CO: Fruit AB: Prophecy: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed, the b is a picture of a tent or house representing what is inside. Combined these mean "seed inside". A fruit hides the seeds inside it.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נָבַב to bore, to hollow out, i.q. חָלַל. Part. pass. נָבוּב hollow, Exodus 27:8, 38:7 Jeremiah 52:21 metaph. empty, foolish, Job 11:12 see as to this passage under the word לָבַב Niphal.
Hence בָּבָה for נְבָבָה gate, pupil of the eye. Others take בוּב as the root of both these words.
the Second Week after Epiphany