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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7743 - שׁוּחַ
1) to sink down, be bowed down, be humble
1a) (Qal) to sink down
1b) (Hiphil) of depression of the mind
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.
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)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(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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