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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical DictionaryHebrew Lexicon

Strong's #825 - אַשָּׁף

Transliteration
ʼashshâph
Phonetics
ash-shawf'
Root Word (Etymology)
from an unused root (probably meaning to lisp, i.e. practice enchantment)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
181
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) necromancer, conjurer

2) (TWOT) astrologer, enchanter, exorcist

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3097 ‑ μάγος (mag'‑os);  5386 ‑ φιλόσοφος (fil‑os'‑of‑os);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Daniel 2
NAS (2)
Daniel 2
HCS (2)
Daniel 2
BSB (2)
Daniel 2
ESV (2)
Daniel 2
WEB (2)
Daniel 2
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
 [אַשָּׁף] noun masculine conjurer, necromancer (probably Babylonian loan-word, Assyrian ašipu COT Gloss compare Dl Proverbs 141, Aramaic אָשַׁף, ; see also Assyrian šiptu, conjuration) only plural אַשָּׁפִים Daniel 1:20 ("" חַרְטֻמִּים), Daniel 2:2 ("" ׳ח, מְבַשְּׁפִים, כַּשְׂדִּים).

אשׁף (√ of dubious meaning, whence following)


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

אַשָּׁף Heb. and Ch. an enchanter, a magician; Daniel 2:10. Plur. Heb. אַשָּׁפִים Daniel 1:20, 2:2 Ch. אָֽשְׁפִין emphat. אָֽשְׁפַיָּא (from the sing. אָשֵׁף), Daniel 2:27, 4:4 5:7, 11, 15. (Syr. ܐܳܫܘܽܦܐܳ enchanter.)


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List of Word Forms
הָֽאַשָּׁפִ֔ים האשפים וְלָֽאַשָּׁפִ֗ים ולאשפים hā’aššāp̄îm hā·’aš·šā·p̄îm haashshaFim velaashshaFim wə·lā·’aš·šā·p̄îm wəlā’aššāp̄îm
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