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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #6638 - צָבָה

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

1) to swell, swell up

1a) (Qal) to swell (of adulteress’ belly)

1b) (Hiphil) to cause to swell (of adulteress’ belly)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Numbers 2
Isaiah 1
Numbers 2
Numbers 2
v-hc 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 1
v-hc 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 1
v-hc 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1393) by (תסב TsB) AC: Stand CO: Wall AB: ?: The pictograph y is a picture of a man on his side, the b is a picture of a tent. Combined these mean "side of the tent". The walls of the tent enclose what is inside. The tent walls stand firm and strong, protecting it from the harsh elements. As the family swells in size, the tent walls are enlarged.

A) by (תסב TsB) AC: ? CO: Wall AB: ?

Nm ) by (תסב TsB) - I. Wagon:A walled wagon for transport. II. Tortoise:From its shell as a wagon. KJV (3): covered, litter, tortoise - Strongs: H6632 (צָב)

am) bym (מתסב MTsB) - Garrison: The walled in army. [df: bun] KJV (10): garrison, station, stood - Strongs: H4673 (מַצָּב)

af1 ) ebym (מתסבה MTsBH) - Garrison: The walled in army. KJV (2): garrison, army - Strongs: H4675 (מַצָּבָה)

fm) iby (תסבי TsBY) - I. Gazelle:An animal of a herd as an army. II. Beauty:The beauty and grace of the gazelle. KJV (32): roe, roebuck, glory, glorious, beautiful, beauty, goodly, pleasant - Strongs: H6643 (צְבִי)

ff1) eiby (תסביה TsBYH) - Gazelle: A female gazelle. KJV (2): roe - Strongs: H6646 (צְבִיָּה)

rm) fby (תסבו TsBW) - Purpose: [Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (1): purpose - Strongs: H6640 (צְבוּ)

E) aby (תסבא TsBA) AC: Muster CO: Army AB: ?: The mustering of an army as a wall of protection.

V) aby (תסבא TsBA) - I. Muster:To gather for service, work or war. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Will:Ones desires. [Aramaic only] KJV (23): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) fight, assemble, muster, war, perform, wait, will - Strongs: H6633 (צָבָא), H6634 (צְבָה)

Nm) aby (תסבא TsBA) - Army: KJV (485): host, war, army, battle, service - Strongs: H6635 (צְבָאָה)

H) eby (תסבה TsBH) AC: Swell CO: ? AB: ?: As the family grows the tent is enlarged and seen as a swelling of the tent.

V) eby (תסבה TsBH) - Swell: KJV (3): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) swell, fight - Strongs: H6638 (צָבָה)

Nm) eby (תסבה TsBH) - Swelling: KJV (1): swell - Strongs: H6639 (צָבֶה)

L) byi (יתסב YTsB) AC: Stand CO: ? AB: Truth: A standing firm and fast as a wall.

V) byi (יתסב YTsB) - Stand: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (49): (vf: Hitpael) stand, present, set, withstand, remain, resort, truth - Strongs: H3320 (יָצַב), H3321 (יְצַב)

bm) biyi (יתסיב YTsYB) - Truth: What stands firm. [Aramaic only] KJV (5): true, truth, certainty, certain - Strongs: H3330 (יַצִּיב)

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AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [צָבָה] verb swell, swell up (Late Hebrew id.); —

Qal Perfect 3 feminine singular consecutive וְצָֽבְתָה Numbers 5:27; apparently

Hiph`il Infinitive construct לַצְבּוֺת Numbers 5:22, < read

Qalלִצְבּוֺת Di Ol§ 78 c Sta§ 114a, 2; both of adulteress' belly. — צֹבֶיהָ Isaiah 29:7 see צבא.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) i.q. Hebr. צָבָא to go forth to battle, to wage war, Isaiah 29:7, צֹבֶיהָ i.q. צֹבְאִים עָלֶיהָ “those who make war with her.”

(2) to come forth, as a star, i.q. Arab. صبأ to come forth, to go out; hence to shine, to be bright, whence צְבִי splendour, glory.

(3) to project, to be prominent (Arab. صبا Conj. I. and ضبا Conj. II. to impend over any thing); hence to swell (used of the belly), Numbers 5:27, and, figuratively

(4) to be inclined, to will, compare תָפֵץ and בָּעָה. (Arab. صبا id., Ch. and Syr. צְבָא, ܨܒܐܳ, which see.)

Hiphil, causat. of No. 3, to cause to swell, Numbers 5:22. Hence

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וְצָבְתָ֣ה וצבתה לַצְבּ֥וֹת לצבות צָבָֽה׃ צבה׃ laṣ·bō·wṯ laṣbōwṯ latzBot ṣā·ḇāh ṣāḇāh tzaVah vetzaveTah wə·ṣā·ḇə·ṯāh wəṣāḇəṯāh
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