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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5895 - עַיִר
1526) rg (גהר GhR) AC: Dark CO: City AB: ?: The pictograph g is a picture of a rope with the extended meaning of darkness. The r is a picture of a man. Combined these mean "dark man" or an enemy. (eng: jungle - with the exchange of the j and y and the l and r)
V) rfg (גהור GhWR) - I. Waken:To wake as to open the eyes from darkness. II. Blind:To become dark of site through blindness or the putting out of the eyes. KJV (86): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) stir, awake, wake, raise, arise, master, put out, blind - Strongs: H5782 (עוּר), H5786 (עָוַר)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
עַיִר m. with suff. עִירֹה Genesis 49:11, plur. עֲיָרִים, a young ass, the foal of an ass, Zechariah 9:9. Job 11:12, עַיִר פֶּרֶא “a wild ass’s colt.” Sometimes used also of a full grown ass, used for riding on (Judges 10:4, 12:14 ), for carrying loads (Isaiah 30:6), for plowing (Isaiah 30:24). Compare Genesis 32:16. (Arabic عَيْرُ signifies any ass, whether wild or domestic. It appears properly to signify a wild ass, and a young ass, so called from its swift, ardent running; see the root עִיר No. 1, like פֶּרֶא a wild ass, from פְּרָא to run.)
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