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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5429 - סְאָה

Word Origin
from an unused root meaning to define
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) seah, a measure of flour or grain

1a) probably equal to 1/3 ephah

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3355 ‑ μετρητής (met‑ray‑tace');  3358 ‑ μέτρον (met'‑ron);  4568 ‑ σάτον (sat'‑on);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (9) NAS (9) HCS (9)
Genesis 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 3
Genesis 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 3
Genesis 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 6

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1323) ax (סא SA) AC: Lift CO: Height AB: ?

A) ax (סא SA) AC: Lift CO: ? AB: ?

Nf1 ) eax (סאה SAH) - Seah: A standard of measure. KJV (9): measure - Strongs: H5429 (סְאָה)

Nf2) tax (סאת SAT) - Elevation: [df: taV] KJV (14): rising, dignity, excellency, accepted, highness, raise - Strongs: H7613 (שְׂאֵת)

lf1 ) eaxax (סאסאה SASAH) - Measure: [Unknown connection to root] KJV (1): measure - Strongs: H5432 (סַאסְּאָה)

J) afx (סוא SWA) AC: Lift CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) afx (סוא SWA) - Lift: [df: awV] KJV (1): arise - Strongs: H7721 (שׂוֹא)

M) aix (סיא SYA) AC: ? CO: Height AB: ?

Nm ) aix (סיא SYA) - Height: [df: ayV] KJV (1): excellency - Strongs: H7863 (שִׂיא)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 סְאָה noun feminine (see below) se'ah, a measure of flour, grain, etc. (√ unknown; perhaps foreign word; Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic סְאָה, סָאתָא, , , (Greek σάτον, Lewy Fremdwörter 116 f)); — absolute סְאָהֿ 2 Kings 7:1,16, וּסֳאָהֿ 2 Kings 7:18 (Baer Ginsb compare Ges§ 10h); dual סָאתַיִם 1 Kings 18:32 3t.; plural סְאִים Genesis 18:6; 1 Samuel 25:18; — always with appositive of thing measured, Genesis 18:6 (J), 1 Samuel 25:18; 1 Kings 18:32; 2 Kings 7:1 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 7:16 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 7:18 (twice in verse) (where apparently masculine, perhaps after analogy of other measures of capacity, הִין, תֹמֶר, כֹּר, etc., Albr ZAW xvi (1896), 95); — סַאסְּאָה Isaiah 27:8 see סאסא. — On size of se'ah = 1/3ephah, = 12.148 litres (= 10.696 qts.), see Now Archaeology i. 203 Benz Archaeology 183.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

סְאָה plur. סְאִים f.

(1)  measure. With this meaning, following Aqu. Symm. Theod. Chald. Syr. I explain the difficult word בְּסַאסְּאָה Isaiah 27:8 contr. from בִּסְאָה־סְּאָה (with Dag. fort. conjunctive; like מַלָּכֶם for מַה־לָּכֶם), to measure (and) measure (ie nach dem Maaße), i.e. moderately; comp. בְּמִשְׁפָּט Jeremiah 10:24 and לַמִּשְׁפָּט Jeremiah 30:11, 46:28. Less suitable is the explanation lately proposed, viz. that בְּסַאסְּאָה is for בְּזַעְזְעָהּ (root זוּעַ), by moving, terrifying her.

(2) specially a certain particular measure of corn; according to the Rabbins, the third part of an Ephah (אֵיפָה); according to Jerome on Matthew 13:33, sesquimodius, Genesis 18:6; 1 Samuel 25:18. Dual. סָאתַיִם for סְאָתַיִם 2 Kings 7:1, 16 2 Kings 7:16 in the Syrian manner contr.; like מְאָתָיִם, מָאתַיִם. From the Aramean form ܣܰܙܬܐܳ has arisen Gr. σάτον, which is used by the LXX., the writers of the New Test., and Josephus.

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List of Word Forms
וְסָאתַ֧יִם וּֽסְאָה־ וסאה־ וסאתים סְאִים֙ סְאָֽה־ סְאָה־ סָאתַ֣יִם סָאתַ֨יִם סאה־ סאים סאתים sā·ṯa·yim saTayim sāṯayim sə’āh- sə’îm sə·’āh- sə·’îm seah seIm ū·sə·’āh- ūsə’āh- useah vesaTayim wə·sā·ṯa·yim wəsāṯayim

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