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Strong's #8205 - שְׁפִי

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H8192)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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1) bareness, smooth or bare height, bare place, high places, barren height

1a) bareness

1b) bare place, bare height

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2112 ‑ εὐθέως (yoo‑theh'‑oce);  2117 ‑ εὐθύς (yoo‑thoos');  3735 ‑ ὄρος (or'‑os);  
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

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)

A) ps (סהפ ShP) AC: ? CO: High AB: ?

Nf ) eps (סהפה ShPH) - Milk: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (1): cheese - Strongs: H8194 (שְׁפוֹת)

fm) ips (סהפי ShPY) - High place: In the sense of the serpent lifting its head to strike. KJV (10): high place - Strongs: H8205 (שְׁפִי)

B) pps (סהפפ ShPP) AC: ? CO: Serpent AB: ?

bjm ) nfpips (סהפיפונ ShPYPWN) - Shephiyphon: An unknown species of viper. KJV (1): adder - Strongs: H8207 (שְׁפִיפֹן)

C) psa (אסהפ AShP) AC: ? CO: Serpent AB: ?

Nm ) psa (אסהפ AShP) - Enchanter: From their hissing. [Aramaic only] KJV (8): astrologer - Strongs: H825 (אַשָּׁף), H826 (אָשַׁף)

Nf1) epsa (אסהפה AShPH) - Quiver: A pouch with a mouth for sharp arrows. KJV (6): quiver - Strongs: H827 (אַשְׁפָּה)

D) pas (סהאפ ShAP) AC: Swallow CO: ? AB: ?: A drawing in by swallowing as the snake swallows its prey.

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)

am ) pasm (מסהאפ MShAP) - Well: A place for drawing water. [df: basm] KJV (1): draw - Strongs: H4857 (מַשְׁאָב)

H) eps (סהפה ShPH) AC: ? CO: High AB: ?: The serpent lifts its head up high to strike.

V) eps (סהפה ShPH) - High: KJV (2): (vf: Niphal, Pual) stick out, high - Strongs: H8192 (שָׁפָה)

J) pfs (סהופ ShWP) AC: Strike CO: ? AB: ?: A striking of the serpent.

V) pfs (סהופ ShWP) - Strike: KJV (4): (vf: Paal) bruise, break, cover - Strongs: H7779 (שׁוּף)

L) psi (יסהפ YShP) AC: ? CO: ? AB: ?: [Unknown meaning]

Nf1) psi (יסהפ YShP) - Jasper: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): jasper - Strongs: H3471 (יָשְׁפֶה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. שְׁפִי noun masculine bareness, smooth or bare (treeless) height; —

1 bareness, Job 33:21 Kt (see √)

2 bare place, height: שֶׁ֑פִי Numbers 23:3 (E), i.e. an outlook-point; plural שְׁפָיִים Isaiah 41:18; Isaiah 49:9; Jeremiah 3:21, שְׁפָיִם Jeremiah 3:2; Jeremiah 4:("" מִדְבָּר), Jeremiah 7:29; Jeremiah 12:12 (בַּמִּדְבָּד), Jeremiah 14:6.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שְׁפִי plur. שְׁפָיִים masc. (from the root שָׁפָה)

(1)  baldness, nakedness, Job 33:21 כתיב, where a substantive is poetically, put for a finite verb. קרי has in the same sense שְׁפוּ, see the root in Pual.

(2) a naked hill (void of trees) (compare נִשְׁפֶּה הַר Isaiah 13:2). Jerem. 12:12, שְׁפָיִם בַּמִּדְבָּר “the hills in the desert;” 3:2, 21 4:11 7:29 14:6 Isaiah 41:18, 49:9 Numbers 23:3, וַיֵּלֶךְ שֶׁ֑פִי “he went upon a hill.”

(3) [Shephi] pr.n., see שְׁפוֹ.

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List of Word Forms
וְשֻׁפּ֥וּ ושפו שְׁפָיִ֔ם שְׁפָיִ֖ים שְׁפָיִ֖ם שְׁפָיִ֜ם שְׁפָיִ֣ים שְׁפָיִ֣ם שְׁפָיִים֙ שֶֽׁפִי׃ שפי׃ שפיים שפים šə·p̄ā·yim šə·p̄ā·yîm še·p̄î šəp̄āyim šəp̄āyîm šep̄î shefaYim Shefi veshupPu wə·šup·pū wəšuppū
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