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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5055 - נָגַח
1) to push, thrust, gore
1a) (Qal) to gore
1b) (Piel) to push or thrust at
1c) (Hithpael) to engage in thrusting, wage war
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נָגַח fut. יִגַּח to push, strike with the horn, used of horned animals, Exodus 21:28, 31 Exodus 21:31, 32 Exodus 21:32. (This root is onomatopoetic. The idea of striking, or pushing, lies both in the syllable נג, נכ, compare נָגַע, נָגַף, נָגַן, נָגַל; and also in the other which ends in ח compare נָבַח to bark, properly to push, strike, as כָּלִב, נָדַח and نطح to push with the horn.)
Piel id., Ezekiel 34:21; Daniel 8:4 used figuratively of a victor, who prostrates the nations before him, Deuteronomy 33:17; 1 Kings 22:11; Psalms 44:6. Hence
Hithpael, to wage war with any one, Daniel 11:40. Compare Chald. אַגִּיחַ קְרָבָא; followed by עִם to wage war with any one; in Ithpael id. Hence
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