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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3528 - כְּבָר

Word Origin
from (03527)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) already, long ago, a great while

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (9) NAS (8) HCS (8)
Ecclesiastes 8
Ecclesiastes 7
Ecclesiastes 8
P-d 9
P-d 9
P-d 9

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2250) rbk (כבר KBR) AC: Multiply CO: Net AB: Abundance: Nets are used for catching an abundance of fish. [from: bk- from the stars as abundant]

V) rbk (כבר KBR) - Multiply: KJV (2): (vf: Hiphil, Participle) multiply - Strongs: H3527 (כָּבַר), H4342 (מַכְבִּיר)

Nm) rbk (כבר KBR) - Already: What has previously happened. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (9): already, now - Strongs: H3528 (כְּבָר)

Nf1) erbk (כברה KBRH) - Sieve: As functioning as a net. KJV (1): sieve - Strongs: H3531 (כְּבָרָה)

am) rbkm (מכבר MKBR) - Coverlet: A netted cloth. KJV (1): cloth - Strongs: H4346 (מַכְבֵּר)

bm) ribk (כביר KBYR) - I. Net: II. Abundant:KJV (13): pillow, mighty, much, strong, most - Strongs: H3523 (כָּבִיר), H3524 (כַּבִּיר)

ef1) erbik (כיברה KYBRH) - Short: A short distance. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): little - Strongs: H3530 (כְּבָרָה)

hm) rbkm (מכבר MKBR) - Grate: Appears as a net. KJV (6): grate - Strongs: H4345 (מִכְבָּר)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. כְּבָר adverb (late) already (frequently in Mishna and Late Hebrew; ᵑ7כבר (rare); Syriac usually perhaps, occas. already ( Matthew 11:21; Hebrews 10:2); Mandean כבאר already, Nö M. p. 202. Der. uncertain, connection with √ כבר being dubious) — already, Ecclesiastes 1:10 כְּבָרהָיָה it hath already been, Ecclesiastes 2:12,16; Ecclesiastes 3:15 (twice in verse); Ecclesiastes 4:2; Ecclesiastes 6:10; Ecclesiastes 9:6,7.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כְּבָר pr. subst. length of space, continuance of time (see the root, No. 2). Hence

(1) [Chebar], pr.n. of a river in Mesopotamia, also called חָבוֹר (which see), Greek and Latin Chaboras. Ezekiel 1:3, 3:15, 23 Ezekiel 3:23, 10:15, 22 Ezekiel 10:22. This orthography of this name accords with the Syriac (ܟܒܰܪ, ܟܰܒܽܘܪ), while on the other hand חָבוֹר (خابور) agrees with the Arabic. Although each form affords a suitable etymology (חָבוֹר joining together, and כְּבָר length, a long, great river), yet I should regard the Aramean mode of spelling the name of a river in Mesopotamia, as the genuine and original.

(2) adv. already, long ago, formerly, now (längft). Ecclesiastes 1:10, 3:15 4:2 9:6,. (Syr. ܟܒܰܪ long ago, already).

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List of Word Forms
בְּשֶׁכְּבָ֞ר בשכבר כְּבָ֖ר כְּבָ֣ר כְּבָר֙ כְבָ֔ר כבר שֶׁכְּבָ֣ר שכבר bə·šek·kə·ḇār bəšekkəḇār beshekkeVar cheVar kə·ḇār ḵə·ḇār kəḇār ḵəḇār keVar šek·kə·ḇār šekkəḇār shekkeVar
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