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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3391 - יֶרַח

Word Origin
from a unused root of uncertain signification
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) month (lunar cycle), moon

1a) month

1b) calendar month

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3376 ‑ μήν (mane);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (13) NAS (12) HCS (12)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 2
1 Kings 3
2 Kings 1
Job 4
Isaiah 1
Zechariah 1
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 2
1 Kings 3
2 Kings 1
Job 4
Zechariah 1
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 2
1 Kings 3
2 Kings 1
Job 4
Zechariah 1
n-cmp 3
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 6
n-cmp 4
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 6
n-cmp 4
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 6

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1445) hr (רהה RHh) AC: Travel CO: Path AB: ?: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the h is a picture of wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "man outside". The responsibilities of the nomad outside of the tent include the feeding, watering and caring for the livestock. Livestock are healthier and more productive when on a routine, therefore the man follows a routine or "a prescribed path" each day when caring for his livestock. (eng: reek)

A) hr (רהה RHh) AC: ? CO: Shovel AB: ?: The winds which follows a prescribed path each season.

Nf2) thr (רההת RHhT) - Shovel: A shovel used for winnowing grain in the wind. KJV (1): shovel - Strongs: H7371 (רַחַת)

C) hra (ארהה ARHh) AC: Travel CO: Caravan AB: ?: One who follows a prescribed path to arrive at a specific destination.

V) hra (ארהה ARHh) - Travel: KJV (5): (vf: Paal) wayfaring, go - Strongs: H732 (אָרַח)

Nf1) ehra (ארההה ARHhH) - Caravan: A traveling company that follows a prescribed path. KJV (2): company - Strongs: H736 (אֹרְחָה)

df1) ehfra (ארוההה ARWHhH) - Allowance: An allotted amount of food. KJV (6): allowance, diet, dinner, victuals - Strongs: H737 (אֲרֻחָה)

gm) hrfa (אורהה AWRHh) - Path: The road one travels. KJV (58): way, path, highway, manner, race, rank, traveler, troop - Strongs: H734 (אֹרַח)

gf1) ehrfa (אורההה AWRHhH) - Path: The road one travels. [Aramaic only] KJV (2): way - Strongs: H735 (אֹרַח)

H) ehr (רההה RHhH) AC: ? CO: Millstone AB: ?: The ancient hand mill consisted of two round stones, called millstones, the top was turned on top of the other to grind the grain. This top stone always followed the same path on top of the other.

Nm) ehr (רההה RHhH) - Millstone: KJV (5): millstone, mill, nether - Strongs: H7347 (רֵחַיִם)

J) hfr (רוהה RWHh) AC: Refresh CO: Wind AB: ?: The Hebrew nomads were very familiar with the wind patterns as they would follow a prescribed path indicating the coming season. From this word comes the idea of breath as it is the wind of man which also follows a prescribed path of inhaling and exhaling.

V) hfr (רוהה RWHh) - I. Refresh:To be given a fresh wind. II. Smell:As carried on the wind. III. Spacious:To be wide with space. KJV (14): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) smell, touch, understanding, accept, refresh, large - Strongs: H7304 (רָוַח), H7306 (רוּחַ)

Nf) hfr (רוהה RWHh) - Wind: Also the wind of man or god, the breath. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (380): spirit, wind, breath, side, mind, blast, vain, air, anger, cool, courage, space, enlargement - Strongs: H7305 (רֶוַח), H7307 (רוּחַ)

Nf1) ehfr (רוההה RWHhH) - Relief: A sigh of relief. KJV (2): respite, breathing - Strongs: H7309 (רְוָחָה)

L) hri (ירהה YRHh) AC: ? CO: Moon AB: ?: The moon follows a prescribed path each night from horizon to horizon.

Nm) hri (ירהה YRHh) - Moon: Also a month as a counting of time by the cycles of the moon. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (41): month, moon - Strongs: H3391 (יֶרַח), H3393 (יְרַח), H3394 (יָרֵחַ)

M) hir (ריהה RYHh) AC: ? CO: Aroma AB: ?: What is carried by the wind and smelled while breathing.

Nf) hir (ריהה RYHh) - Aroma: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (59): savour, smell, scent - Strongs: H7381 (רֵיחַ), H7382 (רֵיחַ)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. יֶ֫רַח noun masculine Zechariah 11:8 month (Aramaic יַרְחָא, new moon, month; Palmyrene ירח Vog No. 1; Assyrian ar— u COT Glossary Muss-Arn JBL xi. 1892,73, 163; compare Phoenician Ethiopic below יָרֵחַ; Sabean ורחֿ month, DHM ZMG 1876,603; 1883,369 Hal JAS vii, 1,516) — absolute יֶ֫רַח 1 Kings 6:37 3t.; construct id. Deuteronomy 21:13; 2 Kings 15:13; plural יְרָחִים Exodus 2:2 3t.; construct יַרְחֵי Job 7:3; Job 29:2; —

1 month, as measure of time, during, or in which Exodus 2:2 (E), Zechariah 11:8; Job 39:2; יַרְחֵי שָׁ֑וְא Job 7:3; יַרְחֵי קֶדֶם Job 29:2; pleonastic יֶרַח יָמִים a month ( of) days = a month of time Deuteronomy 21:13; 2 Kings 15:13.

2 calendar month, with name יֶרַח זִו 1 Kings 6:37 (2nd mo., compare 1 Kings 6:1); יֶרַח בּוּל 1 Kings 6:38 (8th mo.); יֶרַךְ הָאֵתָנִים 1 Kings 8:2 (7th mo.); compare בְּמִסְמַּר יְרָחִיםאַליָֿבאֹ Job 3:6; גֶּרֶשׁ יְרָתִים Deuteronomy 33:4 produce of months, i.e. of various seasons of year. — compare synonym חֹדֶשׁ.

[יְרַךְ] noun masculine month (see Biblical Hebrew); — absolute לִירַחאֲדָר Ezra 6:15; plural absolute יַרְחִין Daniel 4:26.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יֶרַח m. (comp. Lehrg. p. 512, note 11); pl. יְרָחִים const. יַרְחֵי.

(1) a month, which amongst the Hebrews was lunar, (compare Germ. Wond and Wonat, Gr. μήνη and μήν, a month), i.q. חֹדֶשׁ, but a rarer word, and one used by the older writers (Exodus 2:2), and by poets (Deuteronomy 33:14; Job 3:6, 7:3 29:2 39:2 Zechariah 11:8); see however 1 Kings 6:37, 38 1 Kings 6:38, 8:2.

(2) [Jerah], a people and region of Arabia, of the race of the Joktanites, Genesis 10:26 Bochart (Phaleg. ii. 19) remarks, not unsuitably, that this name is Hebrew, but a translation from an Arabic name of the same signification. On this assumed ground he understands this people to be the Alilœi, living near the Red Sea in a district where gold is found (Agatharchides c. 49, Strabo xvi. p. 277); their true name he conjectures to have been بنى هلال children of the moon, so called from the worship of the moon, or Alilat (Herodot. iii. 8). As to a tribe bearing this name, near Mecca, see Niebuhr in Descr. of Arabia, p. 270. A more probable opinion, however, is that of J. D. Michaëlis in Spicileg. ii. p. 60, understanding this to be the coast of the moon (غبّ القمر) and the mountain of the moon (جبل القمر), near Hadramaut; for יֶרַח Gen. loc. cit. is joined with the country of Hadramaut.

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List of Word Forms
בְּיֶ֖רַח בְּיֶ֣רַח בְּיֶ֥רַח בירח וִירֵחֵ֖ךְ וירחך יְ֝רָחִ֗ים יְרָחִ֣ים יְרָחִֽים׃ יֶ֣רַח יֶֽרַח־ יַרְחֵי־ ירח ירח־ ירחי־ ירחים ירחים׃ כְיַרְחֵי־ כירחי־ bə·ye·raḥ beYerach bəyeraḥ cheyarchei ḵə·yar·ḥê- ḵəyarḥê- vireChech wî·rê·ḥêḵ wîrêḥêḵ yar·ḥê- yarchei yarḥê- yə·rā·ḥîm ye·raḥ ye·raḥ- Yerach yeraChim yeraḥ yeraḥ- yərāḥîm
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