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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4800 - מֶרְחָב

Word Origin
from (07337)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) broad or roomy place, wide, expanses

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (6)
2 Samuel 1
Psalms 3
Hosea 1
Habakkuk 1
2 Samuel 1
Psalms 3
Hosea 1
Habakkuk 1
2 Samuel 1
Psalms 3
Hosea 1
Habakkuk 1
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 5
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 5
n-cmpc 1
n-cms 5

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2759) bhr (רההב RHhB) AC: Widen CO: Street AB: Width: [from: kr]

V) bhr (רההב RHhB) - Widen: To make wide, large or roomy. KJV (25): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Participle) enlarge, wide, large, room - Strongs: H7337 (רָחַב)

Nm) bhr (רההב RHhB) - Wide: KJV (21): large, broad, proud, wide, liberty, breadth - Strongs: H7338 (רַחַב), H7342 (רָחָב)

cf) bfhr (רההוב RHhWB) - Street: As wide. KJV (43): street, ways, place - Strongs: H7339 (רְחוֹב)

gm) bhfr (רוההב RWHhB) - Width: KJV (101): breadth, broad, thickness, largeness, thick, wilderness - Strongs: H7341 (רֹחַב)

km) bhrm (מרההב MRHhB) - Wide place: KJV (6): large, breadth - Strongs: H4800 (מֶרְחָב)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מֶרְחָב noun [masculine] broad, roomy, place; — absolute ׳מ, of pasture Hosea 4:16 (in simile); figurative of freedom from distress and anxiety 2 Samuel 22:20 = Psalm 18:20; Psalm 31:9; Psalm 118:5 (ᵑ0 construct in מֶרְחַבְיָה spacious place of Yah, i.e. extraordinarily spacious, < מֶרְחָב יָהּ, יָהּ being subject of verb); plural construct מֶרְחֲבֵיאֶֿרֶץ Habakkuk 1:6 expanses of the earth.

רחה (√ of following; meaning unknown; Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; Arabic handmill (compare Wetzst Siebe, ZPV xiv (1891), 4); Aramaic רִיחְיָא, ; Lag BN 157 Ba NB 9,21).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מֶרְחָב m. (from the root רָחַב), broad space, Habakkuk 1:6. Often metaph. used of liberty and welfare (opp. to distresses, צַר; compare יָשַׁע); Psalms 18:20, וַיּוֹצִיאֵנִי לַמֶּרְחֶב “and he brought me out into a wide space,” i.e. he delivered me from distresses, Psalms 31:9, 118:5. Once used in a bad sense, Hosea 4:16, כְּכֶבֶשׂ בַּמֶּרְחָב “like a lamb in a wide space,” where it might easily wander from the flock.

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List of Word Forms
בַּמֶּרְחָֽב׃ בַמֶּרְחָ֣ב במרחב במרחב׃ לְמֶרְחֲבֵי־ לַמֶּרְחָ֑ב לַמֶּרְחָ֖ב למרחב למרחבי־ bam·mer·ḥāḇ ḇam·mer·ḥāḇ bammerChav bammerḥāḇ ḇammerḥāḇ lam·mer·ḥāḇ lammerChav lammerḥāḇ lə·mer·ḥă·ḇê- lemerchavei ləmerḥăḇê- vammerChav
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