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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #8283 - שָׂרָה

Word Origin
the same as (08282)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Sarah = “noblewoman”

1) wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (38) NAS (38) HCS (38)
Genesis 31
Isaiah 1
Genesis 31
Isaiah 1
Genesis 37
Isaiah 1
n-p 38
n-p 37
n-p 37

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. שָׂרָה37 proper name, feminine wife of Abraham ( princess); — Σαρρα: Genesis 17:15 (where formal change from שָׂרַי), Genesis 17:17; Genesis 17:19; Genesis 17:21; Genesis 21:1b. 3; Genesis 23:1 (twice in verse); Genesis 23:2 (twice in verse); Genesis 23:19; Genesis 25:10,12; Genesis 49:31 (all P), Genesis 18:6 9t. 18, Genesis 21:1a. 2 a Genesis 24:36,67 (all J), Genesis 20:2 (twice in verse); Genesis 20:14,16,18; Genesis 21:6,7,9,12 (all E); as ancestress of Hebrews Isaiah 51:2.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to place in a row, to set in order; Arab. سار Med. Waw, reihen, ordnen. Hence שׂוֹרָה series, order, row; which see.

(2) to be leader, commander, prince, i.q. שׂוּר No. I. 2, and שָׂרַר; from setting in order, arranging soldiers. Arab. سَرُوَ to be noble, liberal; سَِرىُّ a prince, a noble.

(3) to fight (prop. to wage war) with any one; followed by עִם Genesis 32:29 followed by אֵת Hosea 12:4 (Arab. شرا Conj. III. id.). Fut. is taken from שׂוּר No. I.

Derivatives, שׂוֹרָה, מִשְׂרָה and pr. names שָׂרַי, שְׂרָיָה, יִשְׂרָאֵל.

שָׂרָה f. of the noun שַׂר

(1)  a princess, a noble lady, Judges 5:29; Esther 1:18; Isaiah 49:23 specially of the wives of a king of noble birth, 1 Kings 11:3 who differed from the concubines; comp. Song of Solomon 6:8. Metaph. Lamentations 1:1, שָׂרָתִי בַּמְּדִינוֹת “princess of the provinces.”

(2) pr.n. Sarah; see שָׂרַי.

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List of Word Forms
וְשָׂרָ֥ה וְשָׂרָה֙ וּלְשָׂרָ֣ה וּלְשָׂרָ֥ה ולשרה ושרה לְשָׂרָ֔ה לְשָׂרָ֖ה לְשָׂרָ֣ה לשרה שָׂרָ֑ה שָׂרָ֔ה שָׂרָ֖ה שָׂרָ֗ה שָׂרָ֜ה שָׂרָ֣ה שָׂרָ֥ה שָׂרָ֧ה שָׂרָ֧ה ׀ שָׂרָֽה׃ שָׂרָה֙ שָׂרָה֩ שרה שרה׃ lə·śā·rāh lesaRah ləśārāh śā·rāh saRah śārāh ū·lə·śā·rāh ulesaRah ūləśārāh vesaRah wə·śā·rāh wəśārāh
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