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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #75 - אָבַס
1) to feed, fatten
1a) (Qal) fattened (passive participle)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָבַס as in Ch. and in the Talmud, to feed largely, to fatten cattle. (Prop., as appears to me, to stamp in, comp. the kindred בּוּס, hence to stuff, to cram, einpfropfen; comp. Gr. τρέφω pr. i.q. πήγνυμι.) Part. pass. Proverbs 15:17. Used of geese, 1 Kings 5:3. Hence are derived אֵבוּס, מַאֲבוּס.
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