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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6315 - פּוּחַ
1) to breathe, blow
1a) (Qal) to breathe
1b1) to cause to exhale or breathe
1b2) to puff, snort
1b3) to excite, inflame
1b4) to puff, pant for it
1b5) to breathe out, utter
1b6) to blow, blast
1376) hp (פהה PHh) AC: Blow CO: Bellows AB: ?: The pictograph p is a picture of a mouth representing blowing, the h is a picture of a wall meaning outside. Combined these mean "blow out". The bellows blows out a large amount of air causing a fire to become hotter.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
פּוּחַ i.q. נָפַח (which see), to breathe, to blow. (Arab. فَاحَ and فاخ to exhale odour, to be fragrant.) Song of Solomon 2:17, עַד שֶׁיָּפוּחַ הַיּוֹם “until the day breathe”, i.e. until the heat departs, until evening; Song of Solomon 4:6. Compare רוּחַ.
(1) followed by an acc. to blow through, Song of Solomon 4:16.
(2) followed by בְּ to blow (a fire) Ezek. 21:36 followed by an acc. Proverbs 29:8, “blow upon a city,” i.e. excite sedition.
(3) figuratively, to blow out, to utter, as lies, Proverbs 6:19, 14:5 19:5, Proverbs 19:9 in a good sense, to utter (the truth), 12:17.
(4) to pant, to hasten, Habakkuk 2:3. Compare שָׁאַף Ecclesiastes 1:5.
(5) to rail against any one, followed by בְּ Psalms 10:5 and לְ 12:6, אֲשֶׁר יָפִיחַ לוֹ “whom they reproached”, i.e. the oppressed.
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