Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7231 - רָבַב
1) to be or become many, be or become much, be or become great
1a1) to be or become many
1a2) to be or become great
1a3) to be long (of journey)
2) (Pual) ten thousands
1439) br (רב RB) AC: Rule CO: Master AB: Increase: The pictograph r is a picture of a head, the b is a picture of the tent representing the family. Combined these mean "head of the family". Each family has a master that rules all cases, trials, conflicts and contests. This person was the representative for the whole tribe, one abundant in authority and wisdom. (see Exodus 18:25) .
Nm) br (רב RB) - I. Master:One who is abundant in authority. II. Abundant:An abundance of numbers (many) or strength (great) . From the idea of greatness in authority. [Hebrew and Aramaic] III. Archer:[Unknown connection to root;] KJV (475): many, great, much, captain, more, long, enough, multitude, mighty, greater, greatly, archer - Strongs: H7227 (רַב), H7228 (רַב), H7229 (רַב)
V) bbr (רבב RBB) - I. Increase:To grow in number. II. Shoot:The shooting of arrows from an archer. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (19): (vf: Paal, Pual) many, multiply, increase, more, manifold, thousand, shoot - Strongs: H7231 (רָבַב), H7232 (רָבַב)
V) ebr (רבה RBH) - Increase: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (232): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) multiply, increase, much, more, long, store, exceedingly, abundance, grow, great - Strongs: H7235 (רָבָה), H7236 (רְבָה)
Nm) bfr (רוב RWB) - Abundance: An abundance of numbers (many) or strength (great) . KJV (155): multitude, abundance, great, greatness, much, abundantly, plenty, many, long, excellent - Strongs: H7230 (רֹב)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to become much or many, to be increased, Genesis 6:1 to be much or many, Psalms 3:2, 69:5 104:24 Isaiah 59:12, and frequently. It is only found in pret. and inf. רֹב; the other tenses are formed from the cognate verb רָבָה.
(2) Med. O. pret. רֹבּוּ Genesis 49:23, according to Kimchi and the Ven. Vers. prob. to shoot (either from the many arrows, or else the verb רבב, taking its signification from the verb רָמָה). Hence רַב No. 3, an arrow. Some also refer to this, Psalms 18:15, בְּרָקִים רַב “he shot out lightnings;” but see רַב No. 1.
Pual (denom. from רְבָבָה), part. to be multiplied into myriads, Psalms 144:13.
Derivatives, רַב, רַבָּה, רֹב, רְבָבָה, רִבּוֹ, רְבִיבִים and the pr.n. רַבִּית, יָרָֽבְעָם, רַבְשָׁקֵה.