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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1103 - בָּלַס

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) (Qal) to gather figs, tend sycamore trees

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Amos 1
Amos 1
Amos 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2019) xlb (בלס BLS) AC: ? CO: Gather AB: ?

V) xlb (בלס BLS) - Gather: To gather fruit from the tree. KJV (1): (vf: Paal) gatherer - Strongs: H1103 (בָּלַס)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [בָּלַס] verb denominative gather figs, tend fig-trees, sycamores (ᵐ5 κνίζων, ᵑ9 vellicans, probably properly to nip the sycamore fruit to fit it for eating, see Tristr Nat. Hist. Bib. 399 Bo ii. cap. 39, p. 383f.; Theodoret in Fi Hexapl. on the passage Theophr iv. 2) —

Qal Participle בּוֺלֵס, Amos 7:14 שִׁקְמִים׳בּ.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּלַס (denom. from بَلَسُ, በሰስ፡ a fig, in Eth. also sycomore), to cultivate figs (and sycomores), or to gather, or to eat them, comp. συκάζειν and ἀποσυκάζειν. Amos 7:14, בּוֹלֵס שִׁקְמִים, well rendered by the LXX. κνίζων συκάμινα. Vulg. vellicans sycamina. For nipping, vellicatio, belongs to the cultivation of sycamines. [“a process by which they were ripened, πέπτειν οὐ δύναται ἂν μὴ ἐπικνισθῇ· ἀλλʼ ἔχοντες ὄνυχας σιδηρᾶς ἐπικνίζουσιν· ἃ δʼ ἂν ἐπικνισθῇ, τεταρταῖα πέπτεται.”] See Theophr. Hist. Pl. iv. 2; Plin. N. H. xiii. 7, § 14. Bochart in Hieroz. i. 348, seq.;

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וּבוֹלֵ֥ס ובולס ū·ḇō·w·lês ūḇōwlês uvoLes
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