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Strong's #7743 - שׁוּחַ

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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. to sink down, be bowed down, be humble
    1. (Qal) to sink down
    2. (Hiphil) of depression of the mind

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5013 ‑ ταπεινόω (tap‑i‑no'‑o);  
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ASV (3)
Psalms 1
Proverbs 1
Lamentations 1
BSB (3)
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Proverbs 1
Lamentations 1
CSB (1)
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ESV (3)
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Proverbs 1
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Lamentations 1
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Lamentations 1
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Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Lamentations 2
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1468) hs (סההה ShHh) AC: Sink CO: Pit AB: ?: The pictograph s is a picture of the teeth representing sharpness, the h is a picture of wall. Combined these mean "sharp walls". A pit dug into the ground for the purpose of trapping someone or something. To go down or sink down as going into the pit.

A) hs (סההה ShHh) AC: ? CO: Pit AB: ?

Nm ) hs (סההה ShHh) - Low: KJV (1): humble - Strongs: H7807 (שַׁח)

Nf2) ths (סהההת ShHhT) - Pit: A hole in the ground such as a grave. KJV (23): corruption, pit, destruction, ditch, grave - Strongs: H7845 (שַׁחַת)

Nf3) tfhs (סהההות ShHhWT) - Pit: KJV (1): pit - Strongs: H7816 (שְׁחוּת)

ff2) tihs (סהההית ShHhYT) - Pit: KJV (2): pit, destruction - Strongs: H7825 (שְׁחִית)

sm) nihs (סהההינ ShHhYN) - Pit: A hole in the skin from disease. KJV (13): boil, botch - Strongs: H7822 (שְׁחִין)

B) hhs (סההההה ShHhHh) AC: Sink CO: ? AB: ?: A bringing down low are a sinking feeling.

V) hhs (סההההה ShHhHh) - Sink: To bring down low. KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) bow, cast, bring, low, down, bend, couch, humble, stoop - Strongs: H7817 (שָׁחַח)

H) ehs (סהההה ShHhH) AC: Bow CO: ? AB: ?: A bowing to another in respect.

V) ehs (סהההה ShHhH) - Bow: To pay homage to another one by bowing low or getting on the knees with the face to the ground. KJV (172): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael) worship, bow, obeisance, reverence, fall stoop, crouch - Strongs: H7812 (שָׁחָה)

J) hfs (סהוהה ShWHh) AC: Sink CO: Pit AB: ?

V) hfs (סהוהה ShWHh) - Sink: KJV (3): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) bow, incline, humble - Strongs: H7743 (שׁוּחַ)

Nf1) ehfs (סהוההה ShWHhH) - Pit: KJV (5): pit, ditch - Strongs: H7745 (שׁוּחָה)

L) hsi (יסההה YShHh) AC: Sink CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) hsi (יסההה YShHh) - Sink: KJV (1): cast down - Strongs: H3445 (יֶשַׁח)

M) his (סהיהה ShYHh) AC: ? CO: Pit AB: ?

Nf1 ) ehis (סהיההה ShYHhH) - Pit: KJV (3): pit - Strongs: H7882 (שִׁיחָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [שׁוּחַ] verb sink down (Buhl distinguishes this as II. ׳שׁ (Arabic () sink down, MI9,23 אשוח probably depression, excavation, reservoir, so אשיךְ Sirach 50:3), and hence שָׁ֫חָה Proverbs 2:18, si vera lectio, and following derivatives, from I.׳שׁ melt away Arabic () flow and spread, melt away, Ethiopic cause to dwindle, phthisis, Aramaic שׁוּחַ, flow or melt away, vanish), whence Lamentations 3:20; Psalm 44:26; but insufficient evidence for I.׳שׁ in Hebrew); — sink down,

Qal Perfect 3 feminine singular שָׁ֫חָה לֶעָפָר נַפְשֵׁנוּ Psalm 44:26 ("" דָּֽבְקָה לָאָרֶץ); אֶלמָֿוֶת בֵּיתָהּ׳שׁ Proverbs 2:18 ("" אֶלרְֿפָאִים; but ׳ב masculine, read שָׁחָה, √ שׁחה, Albr ZAW xvi (1896), 82, so Toy); Imperfect 3 feminine singular תָּשׁוּחַ עָלַי נַפְשִׁי Lamentations 3:20 Qr,

Hiph`il declar.תָּשִׁיחַ Kt, of depression of mind. — Psalm 49:15 Gr reads שָׁחוּ for ᵑ0שַׁתּוּ but see שׁתת. —

Hithpa`el Psalm 42; 43see שׁחח.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to sink down, to subside (Arab. ساخ Med. Waw, to be sunk into mire, compare שָׁחַח, שָׁחָה). Proverbs 2:18, שָׁ֫חָה אֶל־מָוֶת בֵּיתָהּ “her house (i.e. that of the strange woman) sinks down into Hades.” So the Vulg. But as בַּיִת is constantly elsewhere masc., Aben Ezra applies שָׁ֫חָה to the woman herself, “she sinks down to death (i.e. to Hades, which is to be) her house.”

(2) Metaph. to be bowed down, of the soul. Psalms 44:26, שָׁ֫חָה לְעָפָר נַפְשֵׁנוּ “our soul is bowed down to the dust.” Lamentations 3:20, קרי.

Hiphil, i.q. Kal No. 2. Lamentations 3:20, כתיב.

Derivatives, שׁוּחָה, שִׁיחָה, שַׁחַת No. II.; and pr.n. שׁוּחַ, שׁוּחָם, יְשׁוֹחָיָה.

שׁוּחַ (“pit”), [Shuah], pr.n. of a son of Abraham and Keturah, and of an Arabian tribe sprung from him, Genesis 25:2 whence patron. and gent. שׁוּחִי Shuhite, Job 2:11, 8:1 25:1. The province of the Shuhites I suppose to be the same as Σακκαία of Ptolemy, v. 15, to the east of Batanæa.

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List of Word Forms
וְתָשֹׁ֥וחַ ותשוח שָׁ֣חָה שחה šā·ḥāh šāḥāh Shachah vetaShoach wə·ṯā·šō·w·aḥ wəṯāšōwaḥ
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