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Strong's #6895 - קָבַב

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1) to curse, utter a curse against

1a) (Qal) to curse

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2671 ‑ κατάρα (kat‑ar'‑ah);  2672 ‑ καταράομαι (kat‑ar‑ah'‑om‑ahee);  
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KJV (8)
Numbers 8
NAS (15)
Leviticus 1
Numbers 10
Job 2
Proverbs 2
HCS (13)
Numbers 9
Job 2
Proverbs 2
BSB (8)
Numbers 8
ESV (8)
Numbers 8
WEB (9)
Numbers 9
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1416) bq (קב QB) AC: Pierce CO: Cavity AB: ?: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the b is a picture of a tent and what is inside. Combined these mean "gather inside". A container or hole for storing or holding something. (eng: cave; cavity)

A) bq (קב QB) AC: ? CO: Cavity AB: ?

Nm ) bq (קב QB) - Qav: A standard of measure. KJV (1): cab - Strongs: H6894 (קַב)

Nf1) ebq (קבה QBH) - Stomach: As a cavity. KJV (1): maw - Strongs: H6896 (קֵבָה)

Nf2) tbqm (מקבת MQBT) - Hammer: A piercing tool. KJV (2): hammer - Strongs: H4718 (מַקֶּבֶת)

af1) ebqm (מקבה MQBH) - Hammer: A piercing tool. KJV (3): hammer - Strongs: H4717 (מַקֶּבֶת)

gf1) ebfq (קובה QWBH) - Stomach: As a cavity. KJV (1): belly - Strongs: H6897 (קֹבָה)

of1) ebfq (קובה QWBH) - Tent: As a cavity. KJV (1): tent - Strongs: H6898 (קֻבָּה)

B) bbq (קבב QBB) AC: Pierce CO: ? AB: ?

V) bbq (קבב QBB) - Pierce: To pierce through creating a cavity. KJV (8): (vf: Paal) curse - Strongs: H6895 (קָבַב)

L) bqi (יקב YQB) AC: ? CO: Wine trough AB: ?: A boxed cavity below the winepress where the juice drains into.

Nm) bqi (יקב YQB) - Wine trough: KJV (16): winepress, press, fats, pressfat, wine - Strongs: H3342 (יֶקֶב)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. [קָבַב] verb utter a curse against, curse (compare [ב] יקו Sirach 41:7); —

Qal curse, with accusative, usually person: Perfect 3 masculine singular suffix קַכֹּה (Ges§ 58d) Numbers 23:8; 2 masculine singular suffix consecutive וְקַכֹּתוֺ Numbers 23:27; Imperfect 3 masculine singular וַיִּקֹּב (Ges§ 67g) Leviticus 24:11 (with accusative אֶתהַֿשֵּׁם); 2 masculine singular suffix תִּקֳּבֶנּוּ Numbers 23:25 (+ Infinitive absolute); 1 singular אֶקֹּב Numbers 23:8 (object omitted); וָאֶקּוֺב נָוֵהוּ Job 5:3 (probably corrupt; ᵐ5 Du read וַיִּדְקַב, compare Me Bi Siegf Beer; וַיִּמָּקֵד Bu; וַיוּקַב Che JQ July, 1897,575; וַיִּבֹּק Bev JPhil, xxvi. 308 (compare Isaiah 24:1,3; Jeremiah 51:2; Nahum 2:3)); 3 masculine plural suffix יִקְּבֻהוּ Job 3:8; Proverbs 11:26; Proverbs 24:24; Imperative masculine singular קָֽבָהלִּֿי (Ges§ 67p i. 329 ff.) Numbers 22:11,17, suffix 3 masculine singular וְקָבְנרֹלִי (Ges§ 67o) Numbers 23:13 (all J E; all + לִי as dativus commodi [dative of benefit], so also Numbers 23:27 see Perfect above); Infinitive absolute קֹב Numbers 23:25 (+ Imperfect); Infinitive construct לָקֹב Numbers 23:11; Numbers 24:10.

קבה (√ of following (compare Dl Proverbs 113 ii.1,185): Arabic echinus, i.e. stomachi pars pelliculata; Syriac is collect, contain, water, cistern; Ethiopic have dropsy; Late Hebrew קֵבָה = Biblical Hebrew)

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

קָבַב kindred to the roots גָּבַב, כָּוָה No. II, to make gibbous and hollow

(1) i.q. נָקַב to hollow out; hence also, to arch, to vault (comp. גָּבַב, כָּוַו = כָּוָה) i.q. Arab. قَبَّ Conj. II, Ch. קַבֵּב. Hence קַב, קֻבָּה.

(2) metaph, i.q. נָקַב No. 3 (which see), to curse, to execrate (prop. to pierce, to perforate). Hence pret. inf. and imp. Numbers 23:8, seq. Imp. with suff. and Nun epenth, קָבְנוֹ Numbers 23:13.

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List of Word Forms
וְקַבֹּ֥תוֹ וְקָבְנוֹ־ וקבנו־ וקבתו לָקֹ֤ב לקב קַבֹּ֖ה קָֽבָה־ קֹ֖ב קב קבה קבה־ kabBoh kavah ko lā·qōḇ laKo lāqōḇ qā·ḇāh- qab·bōh qāḇāh- qabbōh qōḇ vekabBotov vekavenov wə·qā·ḇə·nōw- wə·qab·bō·ṯōw wəqabbōṯōw wəqāḇənōw-
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