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Strong's #7251 - רָבַע

Root Word (Etymology)
a primitive root [rather identical with (H7250) through the idea of sprawling "at all fours" (or possibly the reverse is the order of deriv)
Parts of Speech
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1) to square, be squared

1a) (Qal) square (participle)

1b) (Pual) square (participle)

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (12)
Exodus 6
1 Kings 2
Ezekiel 4
NAS (12)
Exodus 6
1 Kings 2
Ezekiel 4
HCS (12)
Exodus 6
1 Kings 2
Ezekiel 4
BSB (12)
Exodus 6
1 Kings 2
Ezekiel 4
ESV (6)
1 Kings 2
Ezekiel 4
WEB (12)
Exodus 6
1 Kings 2
Ezekiel 4
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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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [רְבַע] verb denominative, only Passive participle squared, square; —

Qal Passive participle רָבוּעַ square, of altar Exodus 27:1; Exodus 30:2; Exodus 37:25; Exodus 38:1, compare Ezekiel 43:16; breastplate Ezekiel 30:2; Ezekiel 39:9; plural רְבֻעִים, of doorways, etc. [on text see Kit Benz] 1 Kings 7:5; feminine singular רְבֻעָה as substantive = a square Ezekiel 41:21 (accusative Co Toy, omit מְזוּזַת, and joining ׳ר to Ezekiel 41:20; Krae reads מְזוּזתֹ רְבֻעֹת, compare 1 Kings 6:33, רְבִייְִ 2).

Pu`al Participle square, מְרֻבַּע Ezekiel 45:2, of piece of land; feminine singular מְרֻבָּ֑עַת Ezekiel 40:47, of court; feminine plural מְרֻבָּעוֺת 1 Kings 7:31 (opposed to עֲנֻלּוֺת), of borders of bases (compare Sabean רבעתם, a kind of square building, SabDenkm31).

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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
מְרֻבָּ֑עַת מְרֻבָּ֣ע מְרֻבָּע֖וֹת מרבע מרבעות מרבעת רְבֻעִ֣ים רְבֻעָ֑ה רָב֔וּעַ רָב֕וּעַ רָב֗וּעַ רָב֣וּעַ רָב֤וּעַ רָב֥וּעַ רָב֧וּעַ רבוע רבעה רבעים mə·rub·bā‘ mə·rub·bā·‘aṯ mə·rub·bā·‘ō·wṯ merubBa mərubbā‘ mərubbā‘aṯ mərubbā‘ōwṯ merubBaat merubbaot rā·ḇū·a‘ rāḇūa‘ raVua rə·ḇu·‘āh rə·ḇu·‘îm rəḇu‘āh rəḇu‘îm revuAh revuIm
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