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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3611 - כֶּלֶב

Transliteration
keleb
Phonetics
keh'-leb  
Word Origin
from an unused root means. to yelp, or else to attack
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
981a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) dog

1a) dog (literal)

1b) contempt or abasement (figuratively)

1c) of pagan sacrifice

1d) of male cult prostitute (figuratively)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2965 ‑ κύων (koo'‑ohn);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (32) NAS (32) HCS (32)
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 6
2 Kings 3
Job 1
Psalms 5
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 6
2 Kings 3
Job 1
Psalms 5
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 7
2 Kings 3
Job 1
Psalms 5
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmp 13
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 15
n-cmp 13
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 14
n-cmp 13
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 14
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2259) blk (כלב KLB) AC: ? CO: Dog AB: ?

Nm ) blk (כלב KLB) - Dog: KJV (32): dog - Strongs: H3611 (כֶּלֶב)

dm) bflk (כלוב KLWB) - Basket: [unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): cage, basket - Strongs: H3619 (כְּלוּב)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 כֶּ֫לֶב noun masculine 1 Samuel 24:15 dog (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician כלב; Aramaic כַּלְבָּא, , Arabic ; Ethiopic Assyrian kalbu Dl HWB 328) — absolute ׳כ Judges 7:5 16t., כָּ֑לֶב Psalm 59:7; Psalm 59:15; plural כְּלָבִים 1 Kings 14:11 12t.; construct כַּלְבֵי Job 30:1; suffix כְּלָבֶיךָ Psalm 68:24; — dog:

a. literal 1 Kings 14:11; 1 Kings 16:4; 1 Kings 21:19 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 21:23,24; 1 Kings 22:38; 2 Kings 9:10,36 (all of fierce, hungry dogs, devouring dead bodies and licking blood); compare Jeremiah 15:3 and (לְשׁוֺן כְּלָבֶיךָ) Psalm 68:24; eating torn flesh, Exodus 22:30 (E), כַּלְבֵי צאֹנִי = my sheep-dogs, only Job 30:1 (in both these with implied inferiority); dog-sacrifice was a heathen rite Isaiah 66:3 (Di and others); see especially RS Semitic i, 273 (291), 325 (343); invarious simile Judges 7:5; Proverbs 26:11,17; Psalm 59:7; Psalm 59:15; in proverbial sayings: לֹאלִשֹׁנוֺ ׳יֶחֱרַץכֿ Exodus 11:7 (see I. חרץ); מֵת טוֺב מִןֿ׳לְכ הָאַרְיֵה הַמֵּת Ecclesiastes 9:4.

b. applied, figurative, to men, in contempt 1 Samuel 17:43, so of psalmist's enemies Psalm 22:17; Psalm 22:21, or in excessive humility 2 Kings 8:13; still more emphatically מֵת׳כ a dead dog, הַמֵּת׳הַכּ 2 Samuel 9:8; 2 Samuel 16:9; also ׳ראֹשׁ כ 2 Samuel 3:8; כְּלָבִים אִלְּמִים Isaiah 56:10 (of misleading prophets), עַזֵּי נֶפֶשׁ׳הַכּ Isaiah 56:11 ( id.); ׳כ was name given to male temple-prostitutes Deuteronomy 23:19 (see Dr; compare קָדֵשׁ).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כֶּלֶב , plur. כְּלָבִים, const. כַּלְבֵי m. a dog, so called from barking, as if, barker, see כָּלַב No. 1. (Arab. كَلْبُ, Syr. ܟܰܠܒܐܳ idem. Secondary roots, taking their signification from the nature of dogs, are كَلَبَ to be rabid, to persecute one’s enemies; also, ܟܠܒܶ to be rabid. In the East, troops of fierce half-famished dogs, without masters, are often wandering around the towns and villages (1 Kings 14:11, 16:4 2 Kings 9:10); whence fierce and cruel men are sometimes called dogs, Psalms 22:17, 21 Psalms 22:21. As a dog is also an unclean and despised animal, so by way of reproach, any one is called a dog, 2 Kings 8:13 a dead dog, 1 Samuel 24:15; 2 Samuel 9:8, 16:9 a dog’s head, 2 Samuel 3:8 (compare Gr. κύνωψ, Germ. Gfelskopf, and Hundsfott, i.e. dog’s foot); just as, in the East, in the present day, Christians are called dogs by the Mohammedan rabble. Also, because of the shamelessness of dogs, this name is given to scorta virilia (κύνες, Revelation 22:15), Deuteronomy 23:18 elsewhere קְדֵשִׁים.

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List of Word Forms
הֲכֶ֣לֶב הַכְּלָבִ֑ים הַכְּלָבִ֔ים הַכְּלָבִ֖ים הַכְּלָבִ֛ים הַכְּלָבִים֙ הַכֶּ֔לֶב הַכֶּ֗לֶב הַכֶּ֤לֶב הַכֶּ֥לֶב הכלב הכלבים וְהַכְּלָבִ֣ים והכלבים כְּ֭כֶלֶב כְּלָ֫בִ֥ים כְּלָבִ֣ים כְּלָבֶ֑יךָ כֶּ֔לֶב כֶּ֗לֶב כֶּ֙לֶב֙ כֶּ֝֗לֶב כֶּ֣לֶב כֶּ֥לֶב כַּלְבֵ֥י כַכָּ֗לֶב כָ֑לֶב ככלב כלב כלבי כלביך כלבים לְכֶ֤לֶב לַכֶּ֖לֶב לכלב chakKalev Chalev hă·ḵe·leḇ haChelev hak·kə·lā·ḇîm hak·ke·leḇ hăḵeleḇ hakkəlāḇîm hakkelaVim hakkeleḇ hakKelev ḵā·leḇ ḵak·kā·leḇ ḵakkāleḇ kal·ḇê kalḇê ḵāleḇ kalVei kə·ḵe·leḇ kə·lā·ḇe·ḵā kə·lā·ḇîm ke·leḇ Kechelev kəḵeleḇ kəlāḇeḵā kəlāḇîm kelaVeicha keLaVim keleḇ kelev lak·ke·leḇ lakkeleḇ lakKelev lə·ḵe·leḇ leChelev ləḵeleḇ vehakkelaVim wə·hak·kə·lā·ḇîm wəhakkəlāḇîm
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