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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2420 - חִידָה

Transliteration
chı̂ydâh
Phonetics
khee-daw'  
Word Origin
from (02330)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TWOT
616a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) riddle, difficult question, parable, enigmatic saying or question, perplexing saying or question

1a) riddle (dark obscure utterance)

1b) riddle, enigma (to be guessed)

1c) perplexing questions (difficult)

1d) double dealing (with ‘havin’)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1335 ‑ διήγησις (dee‑ayg'‑es‑is);  135 ‑ αἴνιγμα (ah'ee‑nig‑ma);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17) NAS (17) HCS (17)
Numbers 1
Judges 8
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 1
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 1
Habakkuk 1
Numbers 1
Judges 8
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 1
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 1
Habakkuk 1
Numbers 1
Judges 8
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 1
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 1
Habakkuk 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cfp 6
n-cfs 7
n-cfp 6
n-cfs 7
n-cfp 6
n-cfs 7
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1165) dh (ההד HhD) AC: Unite CO: Unit AB: Unity: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The d is a picture of a door. Combined these mean "wall door". A wall separates the inside from the outside. Only through the door can one enter or exit uniting the inside with the outside.

A) dh (ההד HhD) AC: ? CO: Unite AB: ?: Two or more coming together as a unity. The sharp edge of a blade is the coming together of the two to one point.

Nm) dh (ההד HhD) - I. Unit:A singular of a larger group. II. Sharp:The two edges of a sword that meet to form one point. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (19): one, first, together, sharp - Strongs: H2297 (חַד), H2298 (חַד), H2299 (חַד)

B) ddh (ההדד HhDD) AC: Sharp CO: ? AB: ?: The two edges of a sword that meet to form one point.

V) ddh (ההדד HhDD) - Sharp: KJV (6): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hophal) sharpen, fierce - Strongs: H2300 (חָדַד)

dm) dfdh (ההדוד HhDWD) - Sharp: KJV (1): sharp - Strongs: H2303 (חַדּוּד)

C) dha (אההד AHhD) AC: Unite CO: ? AB: Unity: A uniting together. All things are a unity with something else (one man is a unity of body, breath and mind, one family is a unity of father, mother and children, one tree is a unity of trunk, branches and leaves, one forest is a unity of trees) .

V) dha (אההד AHhD) - Unite: KJV (1): (vf: Hitpael) go one way or other - Strongs: H258 (אָחַד)

Nm) dha (אההד AHhD) - Unity: A group united are one of a group. KJV (951): one, first, another, other, any, once, every, certain, an, some - Strongs: H259 (אֶחָד)

H) edh (ההדה HhDH) AC: Join CO: ? AB: ?: A uniting together in joy.

V) edh (ההדה HhDH) - Join: KJV (3): (vf: Paal, Piel) rejoice, join, glad - Strongs: H2302 (חָדָה)

J) dfh (ההוד HhWD) AC: ? CO: Riddle AB: ?: The riddle begins by dividing the hearer from the listener by creating the riddle. The riddle ends with the answer uniting the two.

V) dfh (ההוד HhWD) - Propose: To give a riddle. KJV (4): (vf: Paal) put forth - Strongs: H2330 (חוּד)

L) dhi (יההד YHhD) AC: Unite CO: ? AB: Unity: A uniting together. All things are a unity with something else (one man is a unity of body, breath and mind, one family is a unity of father, mother and children, one tree is a unity of trunk, branches and leaves, one forest is a unity of trees) .

V) dhi (יההד YHhD) - Unite: KJV (3): (vf: Paal, Piel) unite, join - Strongs: H3161 (יָחַד)

Nm) dhi (יההד YHhD) - Together: KJV (142): together, alike, likewise, withal - Strongs: H3162 (יַחַד)

bm) dihi (יההיד YHhYD) - Unity: A child as the product of a union. The soul as a unity of body, soul and breath. KJV (12): only, darling, desolate, solitary - Strongs: H3173 (יָחִיד)

M) dih (ההיד HhYD) AC: ? CO: Riddle AB: ?: The riddle begins by dividing the hearer from the listener by creating the riddle. The riddle ends with the answer uniting the two.

Nf1) edih (ההידה HhYDH) - Riddle: KJV (17): riddle, dark saying, hard question, dark sentence, proverb, dark speech - Strongs: H2420 (חִידָה)

nf1) ediha (אההידה AHhYDH) - Riddle: [Aramaic only] KJV (1): hard sentence - Strongs: H280 (אֲחִידָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חִידָה noun feminine riddle, enigmatic, perplexing saying or question; — absolute ׳ח Judges 14:12 6t.; suffix חִידָתִי Judges 14:18; Psalm 49:5; חִידָֽתְךָ Judges 14:13; plural absolute חִידוֺת 1 Kings 10:1 4t.; חִידֹת Numbers 12:8; suffix חִידֹתָם Proverbs 1:6; —

1 riddle = dark, obscure utterance Numbers 12:8 (J E; opposed to מֶּהאֶֿלמֶּֿה and מַרְאֶה); of something put indirectly and needing interpretation; — an allegory ׳חוד ח Ezekiel 17:2 ("" מְשֹׁלמָשָׁל); allegorical and figurative sayings Proverbs 1:6 ("" מְלִיצָה מָשָׁל and בְרֵי חֲכָמִים Di); enigmatic sentences and comparisons, declaring fate of Chaldeans Habakkuk 2:6 (+ מְלִיצָה; "" מָשָׁל), perplexing moral problem Psalm 49:5 (with מָּתַח open, propound; "" מָשָׁל), a lesson taught indirectly Psalm 78:2 (מִנִּי קֶדֶם׳ח, with הִבִּיעַ; "" מָשָׁל).

2 riddle, enigma, to be guessed, in Judges 14:

a. with vb. חוּד Judges 14:12,13,16 propound a riddle.

b. with vb. הִגִּיד tell (give answer to) a riddle Judges 14:14,15,17,19.

c. with vb. מצא find out a riddle Judges 14:18.

3 perplexing questions by which queen of Sheba put Solomon to the test (נִסָּה) 1 Kings 10:1 2 Chronicles 9:1.

4 with הֵבִין skilled in double-dealing Daniel 8:23 (Bev).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חִידָה f. (from the root חוּד, which see; compare Daniel 5:12), properly, something twisted, involved; whence

(1) subtlety, fraud, Daniel 8:23.

(2) a difficult sentence, an enigma, compare מְלִיצָה. In proposing enigmas, the verb commonly used is חוּד which see; in solving them, הִגִּיד Judges 14:14.

(3) i.q. מָשָׁל a sententious expression, Proverbs 1:6 a parable, Ezekiel 17:2 a song, poem, Psalms 49:5, 78:2 compare Habakkuk 2:6 an oracle, a vision, Numbers 12:8.

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List of Word Forms
בְּחִידֽוֹת׃ בְחִיד֜וֹת בְחִידֹ֔ת בחידות בחידות׃ בחידת הַ֣חִידָ֔ה הַֽחִידָ֥ה הַחִידָ֑ה הַחִידָ֖ה החידה וְחִידֹתָֽם׃ וחידתם׃ חִ֝יד֗וֹת חִיד֣וֹת חִידָ֑ה חִידָ֖ה חִידָתְךָ֖ חִידָתִֽי׃ חִידֽוֹת׃ חידה חידות חידות׃ חידתי׃ חידתך bə·ḥî·ḏō·wṯ ḇə·ḥî·ḏō·wṯ ḇə·ḥî·ḏōṯ bechiDot ḇəḥîḏōṯ bəḥîḏōwṯ ḇəḥîḏōwṯ chiDah chidateCha chidaTi chiDot ha·ḥî·ḏāh hachiDah haḥîḏāh ḥî·ḏā·ṯə·ḵā ḥî·ḏā·ṯî ḥî·ḏāh ḥî·ḏō·wṯ ḥîḏāh ḥîḏāṯəḵā ḥîḏāṯî ḥîḏōwṯ vechiDot vechidoTam wə·ḥî·ḏō·ṯām wəḥîḏōṯām
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