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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #7679 - שָׂגָא

Word Origin
to grow, i.e. (causatively) to enlarge, (fig) laud
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to increase, grow, magnify, grow great

1a) (Hiphil)

1a1) to make great

1a2) to magnify, laud

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3173 ‑ μέγας (meg'‑as);  5312 ‑ ὑψόω (hoop‑so'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Job 2
Job 2
Job 2
v-hi2ms 1
v-hPms 1
v-hi2ms 1
v-hPms 1
v-hi2ms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1325) cx (סג SG) AC: Turn CO: ? AB: Increase: The pictograph x is a picture of a thorn representing a turning, the c is a picture of a foot. Combined these mean "turning of the foot". To turn around or change directions.

E) acx (סגא SGA) AC: Increase CO: Large AB: Increase: [Unknown connection to root]

V) acx (סגא SGA) - Increase: [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: agV] KJV (5): (vf: Hiphil) increase, magnify, grow, multiply - Strongs: H7679 (שָׂגָא), H7680 (שְׂגָא)

bm ) aicx (סגיא SGYA) - Large: A greatness in size or stature. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: aygV] KJV (15): great, excellent, much, great, very, exceeding, sore - Strongs: H7689 (שַׂגִּיא), H7690 (שַׂגִּיא)

H) ecx (סגה SGH) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Increase: [Unknown connection to root]

V) ecx (סגה SGH) - Increase: [df: hgV] KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) grow, increase - Strongs: H7685 (שָׂגָה)

J) cfx (סוג SWG) AC: Turn CO: ? AB: ?

V) cfx (סוג SWG) - Turn: To turn or change directions, either physically or mentally. [df: gwV] KJV (17): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pilpel, Participle) turn, back, backslider, drive - Strongs: H5472 (סוּג), H5473 (סוּג), H7734 (שׂוּג), H7735 (שׂוּג)

M) cix (סיג SYG) AC: Refuse CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) cix (סיג SYG) - I. Dross:The impurities as scum or dregs that are formed on the surface of molten metals. [df: gwo]II. Turn:[df: gyV]KJV (9): dross, pursuing - Strongs: H5509 (סוּג), H7873 (שִׂיג)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [שָׂגָא] verb grow, grow great (√ only in Job; Aramaism; compare Aramaic סְגִי, סְגָא, , all increase, grow great; Old Aramaic, Biblical Aramaic, Palmyrene שג(י)א adjective much); —

Qal Imperfect 3 masculine singular metaplastic יִשְׂגֶּא Job 8:11 (of plant; metaplastic from Ges§ 75oo; > van d. H. יִשְׂגֶּה).

Hiph`il 1. make great, participle מַשְׂגִּיאלַגּוֺיִם Job 12:23 he maketh the nations great (see ל 3 b).

2 magnify, laud, 2 masculine singular תַּשְׂגִּיא פעלו Job 36:24 that thou magnify his work; — see שׂגה.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שָׂגָא not used in Kal, i.q. Aram. סְגָא to be or become great, to increase. (Cognate is גָּאָה, with a prefixed sibilant, see under שׂ p. 783, A.) Only found in


(1) to make great, followed by לְ Job 12:23.

(2) to magnify, to extol with praise, Job 36:24.

Derivative, שַׂגִּיא.

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List of Word Forms
מַשְׂגִּ֣יא משגיא תַשְׂגִּ֣יא תשגיא maś·gî masGi maśgî ṯaś·gî tasGi ṯaśgî
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