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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #01354 - גַּב

Word Origin
from an unused root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) convex surface, back

1a) back (of man)

1b) mound (for illicit worship)

1c) boss (convex projection of shield)

1d) bulwarks, breastworks (of arguments — figuratively)

1e) brow, eyebrow

1f) rim (of wheel)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3577 ‑ νῶτος (no'‑tos);  3612 ‑ οἴκημα (oy'‑kay‑mah);  3790 ‑ ὀφρύς (of‑roos');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (13) NAS (13) HCS (12)
Leviticus 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Ezekiel 6
Leviticus 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Ezekiel 6
Leviticus 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Ezekiel 7
n-cfpc 1
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 2
n-cfpc 1
n-cmpc 3
n-cms 2
n-cfpc 1
n-cmpc 3
n-cms 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1048) bc (גב GB) AC: Lift CO: Back AB: ?: The high arched curve of the back when digging.

A) bc (גב GB) AC: ? CO: Arch AB: ?

Nm/f ) bc (גב GB) - I. Arch:The arch of the back when digging. Also any high arched or convex thing such as the eyebrow, rim of a wheel, locust, etc. [df: Pg]II. Pit:The work of the back of digging a pit or trench. KJV (18): back, eminent place, rings, bodies, bosses, eyebrows, naves, higher place, pit, beam, ditch, locust, den - Strongs: H1354 (גַּב), H1355 (גַּב), H1356 (גֵּב), H1357 (גֵּבָה), H1610 (גַּף)

E) abc (גבא GBA) AC: Dig CO: Cistern AB: ?: The work of the back of digging a pit for collecting water.

Nm) abc (גבא GBA) - Cistern: KJV (3): pit, marshes - Strongs: H1360 (גֶּבֶא)

H) ebc (גבה GBH) AC: Lift CO: High AB: ?: From the high arch of the back when digging. Something that is lifted up high. This can be something physical or mental such as pride as the lifting up of the heart.

V) ebc (גבה GBH) - Lift: To lift something up high. KJV (34): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) exalt, up, haughty, higher, high, above, height, proud, upward - Strongs: H1361 (גָּבַהּ)

Nm) ebc (גבה GBH) - High: KJV (4): high, proud - Strongs: H1362 (גָּבֵהַּ)

Nf3) tfebc (גבהות GBHWT) - Lofty: KJV (2): lofty, loftiness - Strongs: H1365 (גַּבְהוּת)

cm) efbc (גבוה GBWH) - High: KJV (37): high, higher, lofty, exceeding, haughty, height, highest, proud, proudly - Strongs: H1364 (גָּבוֹהַּ)

gm) ebfc (גובה GWBH) - High: KJV (17): height, excellency, haughty, loftiness - Strongs: H1363 (גֹּבַהּ)

J) bfc (גוב GWB) AC: Dig CO: Pit AB: ?

V) bfc (גוב GWB) - Dig: KJV (1): (vf: Paal, Participle) husbandman - Strongs: H1461 (גּוּב)

Nm) bfc (גוב GWB) - I. Pit:As dug out of the ground. [Aramaic only] II. Locust:A digging insect. KJV (12): grasshopper, den - Strongs: H1358 (גֹּב), H1462 (גּוֹב)

L) bci (יגב YGB) AC: Dig CO: Field AB: ?

V) bci (יגב YGB) - Dig: KJV (2): (vf: Paal) husbandman - Strongs: H3009 (יָגַב)

Nm) bci (יגב YGB) - Field: A place plowed/dug for planting crops. KJV (1): field - Strongs: H3010 (יָגֵב)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 גַּב back, etc., see below גבב

[גָּב], גָּבִים see גוב.

גַּב noun masculine:? compare Ezekiel 43:13 ( feminine Ezekiel 1:18) anything convex, curved, gibbous, e.g. back, chiefly late; — absolute גָּ֑ב Ezekiel 16:24; construct גַּב Ezekiel 43:13 (read גֹּבַהּᵐ5 Ew Sm Co); suffix גַּבִּי Psalm 129:3, גַּבֵךְ Ezekiel 16:31,39; plural construct גַּבֹּת Leviticus 14:9, גַּבֵּי Job 13:12; Job 15:26; suffix גַּבֵּיהֶם 1 Kings 7:33, גַּבֵּהֶם Ezekiel 10:12, גַּבֵּיהֶן Ezekiel 1:18, גַֹּבֹּתָם Ezekiel 1:18; —

1 back, of man (figurative of Israel) Psalm 129:3; apparently of cherubim Ezekiel 10:12, but Hi Sm emend v. so that ׳גּ refers to wheels, rim see 6 below

2 mound, for illicit worship Ezekiel 16:24,31,39 (all "" רמה); ᵐ5ᵑ9 lupanar, brothel, after analogy of fornix, but this without sufficient proof, & needless.

3 boss, or convex projection, of shield Job 15:26 (figurative) he runneth against him... with the stout bosses of his shields (i.e. wicked against ׳י); so in Arabic in similar phrase; compare also Arabic , shield; also French bouclier from boucle.

4 bulwarks, breastworks, figurative for arguments לְגַבֵּיחֹֿמֶר גַּבֵּיכֶם Job 13:12 breastworks of clay are your breastworks.

5 brow, only גַּבֹּת עֵינָיו Leviticus 14:9 his eyebrows.

6 rim of wheel, felloe 1 Kings 7:33; Ezekiel 1:18 (twice in verse); so perhaps Ezekiel 10:12 see 1 above — Ezekiel 43:13; elevation, i.e. basement of altar, Da after Matthew , but see גֹּבַהּ, compare above

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List of Word Forms
גֶּ֑ב גַּ֥ב גַּ֭בִּי גַּבֵּ֥י גַּבֵּיכֶֽם׃ גַּבֵּךְ֙ גַּבֹּ֣ת גַבֵּךְ֙ גב גבי גביכם׃ גבך גבת וְגַ֨בֵּיהֶ֔ן וְגַבֵּהֶ֔ם וְגַבֵּיהֶ֗ם וְגַבֹּתָ֗ם וגבהם וגביהם וגביהן וגבתם לְגַבֵּי־ לגבי־ gaḇ gab·bê gab·bê·ḵem gab·bêḵ ḡab·bêḵ gab·bî gab·bōṯ gabbê gabbeCh gabBei gabbeiChem gabbêḵ ḡabbêḵ gabbêḵem Gabbi gabbî gabBot gabbōṯ gav geḇ Gev lə·ḡab·bê- ləḡabbê- legabbei vegabbeHem vegabbeiHem veGabbeiHen vegabboTam wə·ḡab·bê·hem wə·ḡab·bê·hen wə·ḡab·bō·ṯām wəḡabbêhem wəḡabbêhen wəḡabbōṯām

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