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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5014 - נָבַב

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

1) (Qal) to hollow out

1a) hollowed (participle)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Exodus 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 1
Exodus 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 1
Exodus 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 1
a-ms 1
v-qsms 2
a-ms 1
v-qsms 2
a-ms 1
v-qsms 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1301) bn (נב NB) AC: Flourish CO: Fruit AB: Prophecy: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed, the b is a picture of a tent or house representing what is inside. Combined these mean "seed inside". A fruit hides the seeds inside it.

B) bbn (נבב NBB) AC: Hollow CO: ? AB: ?: The inside of a box for holding something or is empty.

V) bbn (נבב NBB) - Hollow: To hollow out. KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Participle) hollow, vain - Strongs: H5014 (נָבַב)

E) abn (נבא NBA) AC: ? CO: Prophet AB: Prophecy: A fruit produced from the inside of man. A knowledge of something that is not known by the five senses.

V) abn (נבא NBA) - Prophecy: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (116): (vf: Niphal, Hitpael) prophecy, prophet - Strongs: H5012 (נָבָא), H5013 (נְבָא)

bm) aibn (נביא NBYA) - Prophet: One who brings forth the inner fruit. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (320): prophet, prophecy - Strongs: H5029 (נְבִיא), H5030 (נָבִיא)

bf1) eaibn (נביאה NBYAH) - Prophetess: KJV (6): prophetess - Strongs: H5031 (נְבִיאָה)

df1) eafbn (נבואה NBWAH) - Prophecy: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (4): prophecy - Strongs: H5016 (נְבוּאָה), H5017 (נְבוּאָה)

J) bfn (נוב NWB) AC: Flourish CO: Fruit AB: ?

V) bfn (נוב NWB) - Flourish: KJV (4): (vf: Paal) bring forth, increase, cheerful - Strongs: H5107 (נוּב)

Nm) bfn (נוב NWB) - Fruit: [df: byn] KJV (2): fruit - Strongs: H5108 (נוֹב)

if1 ) ebfnt (תנובה TNWBH) - Fruit: KJV (5): fruit, increase - Strongs: H8570 (תְּנוּבָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [נָבַב] verb hollow out (compare Assyrian imbubu, flute, Dl HWB 443, Late Hebrew אַבּוּב id., Aramaic אַבּוּבָא id.; hence also Arabic knots in reed, part of reed between knots, reed; see Hoffm LCB 1882,321 Frä23 Fl in Levy TW i. 417); —

Qal Passive participle נָבוּב Job 11:12; Jeremiah 52:21; נְבוּב Exodus 27:8; Exodus 38:7; — hollowed, hollow: of altar of tabernacle נְבוּב לֻחוֺת Exodus 27:8; Exodus 38:7 (P); of pillar in temple Jeremiah 52:21; figurative אִישׁ נָבוּב Job 11:12, i.e. empty, hollow-minded man.

נֹ֫בֶה see נֹב.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נָבַב to bore, to hollow out, i.q. חָלַל. Part. pass. נָבוּב hollow, Exodus 27:8, 38:7 Jeremiah 52:21 metaph. empty, foolish, Job 11:12 see as to this passage under the word לָבַב Niphal.

Hence בָּבָה for נְבָבָה gate, pupil of the eye. Others take בוּב as the root of both these words.

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