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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2901 - טָוָה

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

1) (Qal) to spin

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3514 ‑ νήθω (nay'‑tho);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Exodus 2
Exodus 2
Exodus 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1189) eu (תהה ThH) AC: Spin CO: Yarn AB: ?: The pictograph u is a basket used for storing various tools and materials including yarn.

J) efu (תהוה ThWH) AC: Spin CO: Yarn AB: ?: The spinning of fibers into a strong yarn.

V) efu (תהוה ThWH) - Spin: KJV (2): (vf: Paal) spin - Strongs: H2901 (טָוָה)

am) efum (מתהוה MThWH) - Yarn: A spun fiber. KJV (1): spun - Strongs: H4299 (מַטְוֶה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [טָוָה] verb spin (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic מַטְוַוְיְתָא spider Job 8:14 ᵑ7 (but Syriac = roast, broil, see Dr JPh xi, 1882,207); Assyrian ‰âmû (‰âuû), spin, Hpt ZA, 1887,274 Dl HWB 302; Arabic fold, wind; Ethiopic : be twisted) —

Qal Perfect 3 plural טָווּ work of women of Israel Exodus 35:25 absolute, Exodus 35:26 followed by accusative אֶתהָֿעִזִּים goats, i.e. goats' hair (P).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) i.q. Arab. طوى to roll together, to twist, hence to spin. Exodus 35:25, 26 Exodus 35:26.

(2) to suffer hunger, to fast, i.q. Arab. طَوِىَ, whence طَوًى hunger, طَلو hungry, famished. Properly, to be twisted, i.e. in the bowels. Thus the Arabs ascribe twisted, or entangled, bowels to those who are hungry, e.g. Hariri Cons. iii. p. 142, ed. Schult., طوى الاحشا عاى الطوى to have the bowels twisted from want of food. Compare Schultens in the book just referred to, p. 4, 136.

Derivatives, מַטְוֶה, טְוָת.

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