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Strong's #7250 - רָבַע

Root Word (Etymology)
a primitive root
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1) to lie stretched out, lie down

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to lie down

1a1a) for repose

1a1b) for copulation (of woman with beast)

1b) (Hiphil) to cause to lay down (of cattle breeding)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5068 ‑ τετράγωνος (tet‑rag'‑on‑nos);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Leviticus 3
NAS (6)
Leviticus 4
Psalms 2
CSB (3)
Leviticus 3
BSB (3)
Leviticus 3
ESV (3)
Leviticus 3
WEB (3)
Leviticus 3
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2744) obr (רבאה RBAh) AC: ? CO: Square AB: ?: The four sides of a square. [from: br- spread out]

V) obr (רבאה RBAh) - Square: To go down on the hands and knees in the sense of being on all fours. KJV (15): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) square, foursquare, lay down, gender - Strongs: H7250 (רָבַע), H7251 (רָבַע)

Nm) obr (רבאה RBAh) - I. Squared:On the hands and knees in the sense of being on all fours. II. Quarter:As one side of a four sided square or a fourth. KJV (8): lying down, side fourth, square - Strongs: H7252 (רֶבַע), H7253 (רֶבַע)

e m) obir (ריבאה RYBAh) - Fourth: KJV (4): fourth - Strongs: H7256 (רִבֵּעַ)

gm) obfr (רובאה RWBAh) - Fourth: KJV (2): fourth - Strongs: H7255 (רֹבַע)

nm) obra (ארבאה ARBAh) - Four: [Hebrew and Aramaic; Also meaning forty when written in the plural form - miobra] KJV (144): four, fourth, forty, fortieth - Strongs: H702 (אַרְבָּעָה), H703 (אַרְבַּע), H705 (אַרְבָּעִים)

nf1 ) eobra (ארבאהה ARBAhH) - Four: KJV (316): four - Strongs: H702 (אַרְבָּעָה)

bfm) ioibr (רביאהי RBYAhY) - Fourth: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (62): fourth, foursquare - Strongs: H7243 (רְבִעִי), H7244 (רְבִיעָי)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [רָבַע] verb lie stretched out, lie down (Aramaic form of רָבַץ (q. v.); Late Hebrew רבע usually of copulation, chiefly unnatural; yet compare also Sabean רבע abide, encamp, settle, DHM ZMG xxix (1875), 593, Arabic abide, dwell) —

Qal only Infinitive: suffix רִבְעִי Psalm 139:3 my lying down (for repose, opposed to אָרְחִי); elsewhere (H) for copulation (woman with beast) לְרִבְעָה אֹתָהּ Leviticus 20:16, but read אִתָּהּ (suffix of beast) Dr-Wh Kö Synt. 226 e, compare Bae Berthol (and Dr 2 Samuel 13:14); לְרִבְעָהּ 2 Samuel 18:23, read לְרִבְעָה (compl. omitted; see id.).

Hiph`il Imperfect 2 masculine singular בְּהֶמְתְּךָ לֹא תַרְבִּיעַכִּלְאַיִם Leviticus 19:19 (H) thy cattle thou shalt not cause to (let) lie down (i.e. breed) in two kinds.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) i.q. רָבַץ to lie down, ע and צ being interchanged, see רֶבַע No. 1.

(2) to lie with any one, followed by an acc. used of bestiality, Leviticus 18:23, 20:16.

Hiphil, to cause or suffer to gender, Levit. 19:19.


רָבַע denom. from רְבַע (with א prosthet. אַרְבַּע) four. Part. pass. רָבוּעַ foursquare, Exodus 27:1, 28:16. Part. Pu. מְרֻבָּע id., 1 Kings 7:31.

I. רֶבַע m. with suff. רִבְעִי lying down, Psalms 139:3 from the root רָבַע No. 1.

II. רֶבַע (from אַרְבַּע four)

(1)  a fourth part, Exodus 29:40. Hence

(2) a side (one of four sides), Ezekiel 1:8, 17 Ezekiel 1:17, 43:17.

(3) [Rebah], pr.n. of a king of the Midianites, Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:21.

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List of Word Forms
לְרִבְעָ֖הּ לְרִבְעָ֣ה לרבעה תַרְבִּ֣יעַ תרביע lə·riḇ·‘āh ləriḇ‘āh lerivAh ṯar·bî·a‘ tarBia ṯarbîa‘
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