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Strong's #7880 - שִׂיחַ

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H7878)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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1) bush, plant, shrub

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (4)
Genesis 2
Job 2
NAS (4)
Genesis 2
Job 2
CSB (4)
Genesis 2
Job 2
BSB (5)
Genesis 3
Job 2
ESV (4)
Genesis 2
Job 2
WEB (4)
Genesis 2
Job 2
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1330) hx (סהה SHh) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

A) hx (סהה SHh) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) hx (סהה SHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thought. [df: xV] KJV (1): thought - Strongs: H7808 (שֵׂחַ)

fm ) ihx (סההי SHhY) - Rubbish: What is swept away. KJV (1): offscouring - Strongs: H5501 (סְחִי)

H) ehx (סההה SHhH) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

V) ehx (סההה SHhH) - Sweep: Sweep. [df: hxV] KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel, Participle) swim, scrape - Strongs: H5500 (סָחָה), H7811 (שָׂחָה)

J) hfx (סוהה SWHh) AC: Meditate CO: ? AB: ?

V) hfx (סוהה SWHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thought. [df: xwV] KJV (1): (vf: Paal) meditate - Strongs: H7742 (שׂוּחַ)

Nf1 ) ehfx (סוההה SWHhH) - Rubbish: What is swept away. KJV (1): torn - Strongs: H5478 (סוּחָה)

K) fhx (סההו SHhW) AC: Swim CO: ? AB: ?: The sweeping of the arms in water.

Nm) fhx (סההו SHhW) - Swim: [df: wxV] KJV (1): swim - Strongs: H7813 (שָׂחוּ)

M) hix (סיהה SYHh) AC: Meditate CO: ? AB: ?

V) hix (סיהה SYHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thougt. [df: xyV] KJV (20): (vf: Paal) talk, meditate, speak, complain, pray, commune, muse, declare - Strongs: H7878 (שִׂיחַ)

Nm ) hix (סיהה SYHh) - I. Meditating:A sweeping away in thought. [df: xyV]II. Bush:As sweeping in the wind. KJV (18): complaint, meditation, prayer, talking, communication, babbling - Strongs: H7879 (שִׂיחַ), H7880 (שִׂיחַ)

Nf1) ehix (סיההה SYHhH) - Meditation: A sweeping away in thought. [df: hxyV] KJV (3): meditation, prayer - Strongs: H7881 (שִׂיחָה)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 שִׂיחַ noun [masculine] bush, shrub, plant; — ׳שׂ absolute collective Job 30:4, construct הַשָּׂדֶךְ׳שׂ Genesis 2:5 (J); plural שִׂיחִים Job 30:7, אַחַד הַשִּׂיחִם Genesis 21:15 (E).

I, II. שִׂים, שִׂימָה etc., see I, II. שׂום.

שֵׂךְ, שֻׂכָּה see IV. שׂכד. שׂךְ see II. שׂכד.

שׂכה (√ of following; Late Hebrew סָכָה look out, Aramaic סְכָא look out, hope, סַכְוָאָה watchman, סָכוּתָא (for Hebrew מִצְמָּה) outlook-point; Pa`el hope for; Arabic (,) is complain (i.e. disclose grief ?), lamp-niche, Ethiopic window).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) pr. to produce, to bring forth, to put forth (comp. Syr. ܫܘܰܚ to germinate, to flourish; Aphel ܐܫܰܘܰܚ to put forth shoots, buds, and Med. quiesc. ܐܰܫܚܺܚ to dare, pr. to life oneself up, ܫܘܽܚܙܳ bushes, and Heb. שִׂיחַ No. 1). In Hebrew

(2) to speak, pr. to utter with the mouth, comp. אָמַר No. 1. Followed by לְ to speak to any one, Job 12:8 with suff. Proverbs 6:22, תְּשִׂיחֶךָ “he shall speak with thee.” Followed by בְּ to speak of any one, Psalms 69:13.

(3) to sing, Judges 5:10; Psalms 145:5. Followed by בְּ to celebrate anything in song, Psalms 105:2, and in a bad sense, to lament, to complain, Psalms 55:18; Job 7:11.

(4) to talk with oneself, i.e. to meditate, especially on divine things, Psalms 77:4, Psalms 77:7 followed by בְּ of the thing, Psalms 119:15, 23 Psalms 119:23, 27 Psalms 119:27, 48 Psalms 119:48, 78 Psalms 119:78, 148 Psalms 119:148, 77:13. Compare syn. הָגָה.

Pilel שׂוֹחֵחַ to meditate, Psalms 143:5 to think upon anything, Isaiah 53:8.

Hence שֵׂחַ, שִׂיהָה, and

שִׂיחַ m.

(1)  a shrub, bush, see the root No. 1 [in Thes. this first signification is taken as a distinct root], Genesis 2:5. Pl. Genesis 21:13; Job 30:4, Job 30:7.

(2) speech, discourse, 2 Kings 9:11.

(3) quarrel, Job 7:13, 9:27 21:4 23:2 Psalms 142:3; 1 Samuel 1:16.

(4) meditation, 1 Kings 18:27 in mockery of Baal, as not answering the supplications of his priests, it is said שִׂיחַ לוֹ “he has a meditation,” i.e. he is so entirely taken up with meditating that he cannot hear; or, from signif. No. 2, “he has a discourse” (conversation) with some. LXX. ἀδολεσχία αὐτῷ ἐστί, the Greek word denoting both meditation and conversation.

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List of Word Forms
הַשִּׂיחִֽם׃ השיחם׃ שִׂ֑יחַ שִׂ֣יחַ שִׂיחִ֥ים שיח שיחים haś·śî·ḥim hassiChim haśśîḥim śî·aḥ śî·ḥîm Siach śîaḥ siChim śîḥîm
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