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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7579 - שָׁאַב
1477) ps (סהפ ShP) AC: Strike CO: Serpent AB: ?: The pictograph s is a picture of the teeth, the p is a picture of the mouth. Combined these mean "sharp teeth in the mouth". A serpent (סנאכ snake) has sharp fangs in the mouth. Its prey is taken into the mouth swallowed by drawing down into the belly. (eng: sharp - with the additional r; serpent - with the exchange of the s and sh and the additional r and nt; jasper)
V) pas (סהאפ ShAP) - I. Swallow: II. Draw:To draw water from a well. [df: bas] KJV (33): (vf: Paal, Participle) swallow, snuff, pant, desire, devour, draw, drawer - Strongs: H7579 (שָׁאַב), H7602 (שָׁאַף)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שָׁאַב fut. אֶשְׁאַב to draw water. (Ch. id. Arab. سَيءِبَ to slake one’s thirst, which is done by drawing water. The primary idea seems to be that of taking off the surface, see the cognate verb under חָסַף. To this answers Goth. skephan, Germ. fchöpfen.) Const. either followed by an acc. מַיִם Genesis 24:13; 1 Samuel 7:6, 9:11 or absol. Genesis 24:11, 19:20.
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