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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5087 - נָדַר
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) i.q. Arab. ندر to fall out, to drop down, as the grain from the winnowing instrument upon the threshing floor, hence Arabic أنْدَرُ, Chald. אִדַּר a threshing floor. This root is cognate to words of sowing and scattering, as זָרָה (which see) זָרַע, זָרַר.
(2) to vow, to promise voluntarily to do or to give any thing, (Arab. نذر, Syr. ܢܕܰܪ. Although in Arabic these two roots are differently spelled-see Heb. Gramm. p. 22-yet still they may be of the same origin, namely the notion of vowing from a willing and liberal mind; and this from the signification of scattering. [In Thes. this is separated into two roots according to the Arabic distinction]). Leviticus 27:8; Malachi 1:14. Fut. יִדֹּר Numbers 6:21, and יִדַּר Genesis 28:20. Const. with dat. of pers. Genesis 31:13 Deuter. 23:24. More fully נָדַר נֶדֶר to vow a vow, Judges 11:39; 2 Samuel 15:8.-Opp. to אָסַר which is to vow to abstain from any thing, see that root. [Hence the following word.]
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