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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1754 - דּוּר

Word Origin
from (01752)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) ball, circle

1a) circle

1b) ball

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (2)
Isaiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Isaiah 2
Ezekiel 1
Isaiah 2
n-cms 2
v-qvms 1
n-cms 2
v-qvms 1
n-cms 2
v-qvms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1089) rd (דר DR) AC: ? CO: Circle AB: ?: The pictograph d is a door representing a moving back and forth. The r is the head of a man. Combined these mean "the back and forth movement of man". A generation is one revolution of the family line. The Hebraic understanding of order is the continual cyclical process of life and death or renewal and destruction. This root can also have the meanings of circling around of something in a wide area or to cover a large area. (eng: adore - as honor)

A) rd (דר DR) AC: ? CO: Circle AB: ?: A circling around as the flight of a bird or a dance.

Nm) rd (דר DR) - I. Generation:As a circle of the family. II. White:From the whiteness of the pearl. KJV (5): white, generation - Strongs: H1858 (דַּר), H1859 (דָּר)

lm) rdrd (דרדר DRDR) - Thistle: Used by the shepherd to build a corral around the flock at night KJV (2): thistle - Strongs: H1863 (דַּרְדַּר)

B) rrd (דרר DRR) AC: ? CO: Circle AB: ?: A circling around as the flight of a bird or a dance.

cf) rfrd (דרור DRWR) - I. Swallow:A bird that flies in a circle. II. Free Flowing:A flowing liquid. KJV (10): pure, swallow - Strongs: H1865 (דְּרוֹר), H1866 (דְּרוֹר)

C) rda (אדר ADR) AC: Wide CO: Robe AB: ?: What covers a large area.

V) rda (אדר ADR) - Wide: KJV (3): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Participle) glorious, honourable - Strongs: H142 (אָדַר)

Nm) rda (אדר ADR) - I. Wide: II. Robe:A wide garment. KJV (2): goodly, mantle, threshing floor - Strongs: H145 (אֶדֶר)

Nf2) trda (אדרת ADRT) - I. Robe:A wide garment. II. Noble:Something that is wide in majesty. KJV (12): mantle, garment, glory, goodly, robe - Strongs: H155 (אַדֶּרֶת)

bm) rida (אדיר ADYR) - Noble: Someone or something that is wide in authority or majesty. KJV (27): noble, excellent, mighty, principle, famous, gallant, glorious, goodly, lordly, worthies - Strongs: H117 (אַדִּיר)

em) rdia (אידר AYDR) - Threshing floor: A wide area. [Aramaic only] KJV (1): threshingfloor - Strongs: H147 (אִדַּר)

E) ard (דרא DRA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: ?: [Unknown meaning]

jm) nfard (דראונ DRAWN) - Abhor: KJV (2): abhorring, contempt - Strongs: H1860 (דְּרָאוֹן)

F) rde (הדר HDR) AC: Swell CO: ? AB: Honor: To swell in an outward direction. To make another swell through honor or pride (as in a swelling up of the chest) .

V) rde (הדר HDR) - Swell: Someone or something that is wide in size or majesty. To honor. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael) honour, countenance, crooked places, glorious, glorified, put forth - Strongs: H1921 (הָדַר), H1922 (הֲדַר)

Nm) rde (הדר HDR) - Honor: Someone or something that is swollen in size, pride or majesty. KJV (34): honour, majesty, glory, beauty, comeliness, excellency, glorious, goodly - Strongs: H1923 (הֲדַר), H1925 (הֶדֶר), H1926 (הָדָר)

Nf1) erde (הדרה HDRH) - Swelling: KJV (5): beauty, honour - Strongs: H1927 (הֲדָרָה)

G) red (דהר DHR) AC: Gallop CO: ? AB: ?: The repetitious rhythmic running of a horse in a circular direction.

V) red (דהר DHR) - Gallop: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) prancing - Strongs: H1725 (דָּהַר)

Nm) red (דהר DHR) - Gallop: [df: Rhhd] KJV (2): prancing - Strongs: H1726 (דַּהֲרָה)

im ) redt (תדהר TDHR) - Tid |kjv: pine, pine tree - Strongs: H8410 (תִּדְהָר)

J) rfd (דור DWR) AC: Dwell CO: Dwelling AB: ?: The nomadic camp was set up in a circle with the tents set up outside of the circle.

V) rfd (דור DWR) - Dwell: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (8): (vf: Paal) dwell - Strongs: H1752 (דּוּר), H1753 (דּוּר)

Nm) rfd (דור DWR) - I. Circle: II. Ball: III. Generation:The circle of life from generation to generation. KJV (170): generation, all, many - Strongs: H1754 (דּוּר), H1755 (דֹּר)

km) rfdm (מדור MDWR) - Dwelling: [Aramaic only] KJV (4): dwelling - Strongs: H4070 (מִדֹר)

kf1) erfdm (מדורה MDWRH) - Pile: A round pile of wood for fires. KJV (2): pile - Strongs: H4071 (מִדֻרָה)

ibf1) eridt (תדירה TDYRH) - Continue: As a swelling. [Aramaic only] KJV (2): continually - Strongs: H8411 (תְּדִיר)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 דּוּר noun [masculine] circle, ball

1 circle: Du Isaiah 29:3 thinks noun here also is כַּדּוּר (or כִּדּוֺר) = כִּידוֺר onset of combatants; Marti כְּדָוִד as ᵐ5 Lo Brd and others; וְחָנִיתִיכַּדּוּר עליך Isaiah 29:3 ( > ᵐ5 Brd כְּדָוִד).

2 ball צָנוֺףיִצְנָפְךָ צְנֵפָה כַּדּוּר Isaiah 22:18 (so most; but Bö NÄ ii. 134 De Or Jastr PAOS 1888, xciv ff. regard noun as כַּדּוּר, ball, as Talmud, compare also MV SS under the word; see כדר). [

3 heap, pile Ezekiel 24:5 Thes Ke MV compare מְדוּרָה Ezekiel 24:9; but see above below דּוּר


כַּדּוּר noun [masculine] ball, according to Bö NÄ ii, 134 De Or and others Isaiah 22:18, as in Talmud; circle, cordon (Assyrian kudûru), according to Jastr PAOS, Oct. 1888, xcvi; see also דּוּר b.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) pr. i.q. Arabic دَارَ to go around, to go in a circle; whence دَوْرُ and دَايَِرةُ a circle, دَأيِرُ round. Kindred roots are דָּהַר, דָּרַר, טוּר, תּוּר; and with a dental changed into a sibilant, זוּר, סוּר, שׁוּר; all of which have the idea of going round, turning oneself, girding, variously applied. Hence דּוּר No. 1, and דּוֹר [also מְדוּרָה].

(2) to remain, to delay, to inhabit (like the Ch. דּוּר), Psalms 84:11, either because the first habitations were of a round form (which is the opinion of Jo. Simonis), or (as I prefer) that the idea of going round and turning oneself was applied to turning aside to lodge (compare גּוּר, אָוָה). In the western languages this may be compared with δηρός, δηρόν, a long time, δηρός χρόνος; Lat. durus, durare; Germ. dauern, anciently duren, turen.

דּוּר Ch. to dwell, to inhabit, Daniel 4:9, 18. Part. דָּארִין, דָּֽיְרִין קרי, Daniel 2:38, 3:31 6:26 whence מְדָר, מְדוֹר, מְדוּרָה, תְּדִירָא.

דּוּר m.

(1)  a circle (Arabic دَوْرُ), Isaiah 29:3, כַּדּוּר “as in a circle,” round about.

(2) a ball, Isaiah 22:18.

(3) a burning pile, a round heap of wood, Ezekiel 24:5 (compare מְדּוּרָה, verse 9).

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List of Word Forms
דּ֥וּר דור כַּדּ֕וּר כַדּ֖וּר כדור chadDur dur dūr kad·dūr ḵad·dūr kadDur kaddūr ḵaddūr
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