Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7817 - שָׁחַח
1) to bow, crouch, bow down, be bowed down
1a1) to be bowed down, be prostrated, be humbled
1a2) to bow (in homage)
1a3) to bow (of mourner)
1a4) to crouch (of wild beast in lair)
1b) (Niphal) to be prostrated, be humbled, be reduced, be weakened, proceed humbly, be bowed down
1c) (Hiphil) to prostrate, lay low, bow down
1d) (Hithpolel) to be cast down, be despairing
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.
שָׁחַח i.q. שׁוּהַ and שָׁחָה (compare שָׁכַךְ), pret. שַׁחוֹתִי, plur. שַׁחוּ and שָׁחֲחוּ, fut. יָשׂחַ.
(1) to sink down, Habakkuk 3:6 used of beasts of prey couching down and lying in wait in their lairs, Job 38:40.
(2) to be bowed down, cast down, Psalms 10:10, 107:39 Isaiah 2:11, 17 specially with sickness, Psalms 35:14, 38:7 Lamentations 3:20 also, to submit oneself. Isaiah 60:14, וְהָֽלְכוּ אֵלַיִךְ שְׁחוֹחַ “they shall come to thee bowing down.” Job 9:13; Proverbs 14:19.
Niphal, to be bowed down, Isaiah 2:9, 5:15. Used of a depressed and attenuated voice, Ecclesiastes 12:4. Pregn. Isaiah 29:4, וּמֵעָפָר תִּשַּׁח אִמְרָתֵךְ “and thy depressed (slender) voice shall be heard from the dust.”
Hiphil, to bring down, to humble, Isaiah 25:12, 26:5.
Hithpoel, to be cast down (the soul), Psalms 42:7, 12 Ps4 2:12 43:5.
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