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Entry for Strong's #7879 - שִׂיחַ

Word Origin
from (07878)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) meditation, complaint, musing

1a) plaint, complaint

1b) following are dubious

1b1) musing

1b2) anxiety, trouble

1b3) talk

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2189 ‑ ἔχθρα (ekh'‑thrah);  1162 ‑ δέησις (deh'‑ay‑sis);  1649 ‑ ἔλεγξις (el'‑eng‑xis);  5515 ‑ χλωρός (khlo‑ros');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (14) NAS (13) HCS (14)
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
Job 5
Psalms 5
Proverbs 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
Job 5
Psalms 4
Proverbs 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
Job 5
Psalms 5
Proverbs 1
p-ii 1
P-p 1
p-i1cs 1
p-ii 1
P-p 1
p-i1cs 1
p-ii 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1330) hx (סהה SHh) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

A) hx (סהה SHh) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) hx (סהה SHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thought. [df: xV] KJV (1): thought - Strongs: H7808 (שֵׂחַ)

fm ) ihx (סההי SHhY) - Rubbish: What is swept away. KJV (1): offscouring - Strongs: H5501 (סְחִי)

H) ehx (סההה SHhH) AC: Sweep CO: ? AB: ?

V) ehx (סההה SHhH) - Sweep: Sweep. [df: hxV] KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel, Participle) swim, scrape - Strongs: H5500 (סָחָה), H7811 (שָׂחָה)

J) hfx (סוהה SWHh) AC: Meditate CO: ? AB: ?

V) hfx (סוהה SWHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thought. [df: xwV] KJV (1): (vf: Paal) meditate - Strongs: H7742 (שׂוּחַ)

Nf1 ) ehfx (סוההה SWHhH) - Rubbish: What is swept away. KJV (1): torn - Strongs: H5478 (סוּחָה)

K) fhx (סההו SHhW) AC: Swim CO: ? AB: ?: The sweeping of the arms in water.

Nm) fhx (סההו SHhW) - Swim: [df: wxV] KJV (1): swim - Strongs: H7813 (שָׂחוּ)

M) hix (סיהה SYHh) AC: Meditate CO: ? AB: ?

V) hix (סיהה SYHh) - Meditate: A sweeping away in thougt. [df: xyV] KJV (20): (vf: Paal) talk, meditate, speak, complain, pray, commune, muse, declare - Strongs: H7878 (שִׂיחַ)

Nm ) hix (סיהה SYHh) - I. Meditating:A sweeping away in thought. [df: xyV]II. Bush:As sweeping in the wind. KJV (18): complaint, meditation, prayer, talking, communication, babbling - Strongs: H7879 (שִׂיחַ), H7880 (שִׂיחַ)

Nf1) ehix (סיההה SYHhH) - Meditation: A sweeping away in thought. [df: hxyV] KJV (3): meditation, prayer - Strongs: H7881 (שִׂיחָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 שִׂיחַ noun masculine Psalm 104:34 complaint, musing; — absolute ׳שׂ 1 Kings 18:27 Proverbs 23:29; suffix שִׂיחִי 1 Samuel 1:16 +, שִׂחִי Job 23:2, שִׂיחוֺ 2 Kings 9:11; Psalm 102:1; —

1 plaint, complaint: Job 7:13; Job 9:27; Job 10:1 ("" מר נפשׁ), Job 21:4; Job 23:2; Proverbs 23:29; Psalm 55:3 ("" אָהִימָה); קוֺלִי בְּשִׁיחי Psalm 64:2; ׳לפני י׳שָׁפַךְ שׂ Psalm 102:1; Psalm 142:3. following are dubious:

2 musing, 1 Kings 18:27 (E) of a god, "" שִׂיג לוֺ, (so RV; SS 'nachdenken'; Buhl 'beschäftigt sein'; AV talk); Psalm 104:34 of man (Buhl SS. Bae 'Rede, oder Gesang'). — See also [שֵׂחַ] below

3 anxiety, trouble: מֵרֹב שִׂיחִי 1 Samuel 1:16 (defined in ᵑ0 by כַּעַס, compare HPS; so Buhl Song of Solomon , but perhaps = 1).

4 talk: שִׂיחוֺ 2 Kings 9:11 (so RV Song of Solomon , but meaning obscurein context).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) pr. to produce, to bring forth, to put forth (comp. Syr. ܫܘܰܚ to germinate, to flourish; Aphel ܐܫܰܘܰܚ to put forth shoots, buds, and Med. quiesc. ܐܰܫܚܺܚ to dare, pr. to life oneself up, ܫܘܽܚܙܳ bushes, and Heb. שִׂיחַ No. 1). In Hebrew

(2) to speak, pr. to utter with the mouth, comp. אָמַר No. 1. Followed by לְ to speak to any one, Job 12:8 with suff. Proverbs 6:22, תְּשִׂיחֶךָ “he shall speak with thee.” Followed by בְּ to speak of any one, Psalms 69:13.

(3) to sing, Judges 5:10; Psalms 145:5. Followed by בְּ to celebrate anything in song, Psalms 105:2, and in a bad sense, to lament, to complain, Psalms 55:18; Job 7:11.

(4) to talk with oneself, i.e. to meditate, especially on divine things, Psalms 77:4, Psalms 77:7 followed by בְּ of the thing, Psalms 119:15, 23 Psalms 119:23, 27 Psalms 119:27, 48 Psalms 119:48, 78 Psalms 119:78, 148 Psalms 119:148, 77:13. Compare syn. הָגָה.

Pilel שׂוֹחֵחַ to meditate, Psalms 143:5 to think upon anything, Isaiah 53:8.

Hence שֵׂחַ, שִׂיהָה, and

שִׂיחַ m.

(1)  a shrub, bush, see the root No. 1 [in Thes. this first signification is taken as a distinct root], Genesis 2:5. Pl. Genesis 21:13; Job 30:4, Job 30:7.

(2) speech, discourse, 2 Kings 9:11.

(3) quarrel, Job 7:13, 9:27 21:4 23:2 Psalms 142:3; 1 Samuel 1:16.

(4) meditation, 1 Kings 18:27 in mockery of Baal, as not answering the supplications of his priests, it is said שִׂיחַ לוֹ “he has a meditation,” i.e. he is so entirely taken up with meditating that he cannot hear; or, from signif. No. 2, “he has a discourse” (conversation) with some. LXX. ἀδολεσχία αὐτῷ ἐστί, the Greek word denoting both meditation and conversation.

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List of Word Forms
בְּשִׂיחִ֣י בְשִׂיחִ֑י בשיחי שִׂ֗יחַ שִׂ֧יחַ שִׂחִ֑י שִׂיחִ֑י שִׂיחִ֛י שִׂיחֽוֹ׃ שחי שיח שיחו׃ שיחי bə·śî·ḥî ḇə·śî·ḥî besiChi bəśîḥî ḇəśîḥî śî·aḥ śi·ḥî śî·ḥî śî·ḥōw Siach śîaḥ siChi siCho śiḥî śîḥî śîḥōw vesiChi
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