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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #08297 - שָׂרַי

Word Origin
from (08269)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Sarai = “princess”

1) original name of Sarah the wife of Abram or Abraham

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17) NAS (17) HCS (17)
Genesis 13
Genesis 13
Genesis 17
n-p 17
n-p 16
n-p 16

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 שָׂרַי proper name, feminine wife of Abram (Nö ZMG xiii (1888). 484 Ges§ 80l ii. 1. 427 make = foregoing, with old feminine ending ַ י; > Lag BN 92, Anm. *, emphasizing different in ᵐ5, derived from a √ , and compare , name of a barren mountain; compare RS יִשְׂרָאֵל above, below I. שׂרה); — ᵐ5 Σαρα; — Genesis 11:30 (J), Genesis 11:31 (P), Genesis 12:5,11,17; Genesis 16:1,2,3,5,6 (twice in verse); Genesis 16:8 (twice in verse) (all J), Genesis 17:15 (P); שָׂרָ֑י Genesis 11:29 (J), Genesis 16:2 (J), Genesis 17:15 (P).

שָׂשׂוֺן, שָׂשׂן see שׂוֺשׂ.

שֵׂת see שְׂאֵת below נשׂא p.673a.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שָׂרַי (“my princes?” “nobility,” i.q. שָׂרֶה?), [Sarai], pr.n. of the wife of Abraham, for which, however, afterwards (Genesis 17:15), another name שָׂרָה (princess) was substituted. The LXX. write the former name Σάρα (in the manner of the Arabs, pronouncing ־ַי a; comp, סִינַי Σινᾶ); the latter Σάῤῥα; because, in fact, שָׂרָה is for שַׂרָּה. But see what has been said about this two-fold name (of which the former is obscure), by Conr. Iken, in Dissertt. Philol. Theol., p. 17, seqq.; J. D. Michaëlis, Orient. Bibl. IX. p. 188; Stange, Theol. Symmikta, I. p. 48, seqq.

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List of Word Forms
וְשָׂרַי֙ ושרי שָׂרַ֔י שָׂרַ֖י שָׂרַ֗י שָׂרַ֛י שָׂרַ֜י שָׂרַ֣י שָׂרַ֨י שָׂרָ֑י שָׂרָ֔י שָׂרָֽי׃ שרי שרי׃ śā·ray śā·rāy saRai śāray śārāy vesaRai wə·śā·ray wəśāray
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