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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6285 - פֵּאָה
1) corner, edge, side, quarter, extremity
1369) ap (פא PA) AC: ? CO: Mouth AB: ?: The pictograph p is a picture of the edge of the mouth. The edge of anything as the lips are the edge of the mouth. This parent root is identical to both epand ip
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
פֵּאָה constr, פְּאַת f.
(1) a quarter of the heaven (prop. wind, so called from its blowing, compare in Targg. אַרְבַּע רוּחִין four winds, for Hebr. הָאָרֶץ אַרְבַּעַת כַּנְפוֹת Ezekiel 7:2, compare 37:9 42:20. פְּאַת־יָם the west quarter, Joshua 18:14 פְּאַת צָפוֹן the north quarter, Exodus 26:18, 20 Exodus 26:20. Hence
(2) side, region, Jeremiah 48:45, פְּאַת מוֹאָב “region of Moab.” Dual const, state פַּאֲתֵי מוֹאָב “both sides of Moab,” Numbers 24:17, compare יַרְכָּתַיִם, יָדַיִם.
(3) a corner, as of a field, Leviticus 19:9 of a bed, Amos 3:12. פְּאַת הַזָּקָן the corner or extremity of the beard, the hairs upon the cheeks and before the ears, Backenbart, whiskers, as the Jewish doctors rightly explain, Levit. 19:27 21:5. It was prohibited to shave them; and the Arabian nations shaving them (like the Egyptians), are called in reproach, קְצוּצֵי פֵאָה (men) with the whiskers cut off, Jerem. 9:25 25:23 49:32.
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29