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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #8318 - שֶׁרֶץ

Word Origin
from (08317)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) teeming or swarming things, creepers, swarmers

1a) of insects, animals, small reptiles, quadrupeds

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2044 ‑ ἐρεύγομαι (er‑yoog'‑om‑ahee);  2062 ‑ ἑρπετόν (her‑pet‑on');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (15) NAS (15) HCS (14)
Genesis 2
Leviticus 12
Deuteronomy 1
Genesis 2
Leviticus 12
Deuteronomy 1
Genesis 1
Leviticus 12
Deuteronomy 1
n-cms 10
n-cms 10
n-cms 10

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2881) yrs (סהרתס ShRTs) AC: Swarmer CO: Swarmer AB: ?: The moving mass of a swarm.

V) yrs (סהרתס ShRTs) - Swarmer: KJV (14): (vf: Paal) creep, abundantly, move, breed, increase - Strongs: H8317 (שָׁרַץ)

Nm) yrs (סהרתס ShRTs) - Swarmer: KJV (15): creeping, creep, creature, move - Strongs: H8318 (שֶׁרֶץ)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 שֶׁ֫רֶץ noun masculine Genesis 7:21

collective swarmers, swarming things; — ׳שׁ absolute Leviticus 11:29 +, שָׁ֑רֶץ Leviticus 11:31; construct Leviticus 11:20 +; — swarming things (H D and P), aquatic Genesis 1:20; Leviticus 11:10; small reptiles and quadrupeds Genesis 7:21 (+ עוֺף, בְּהֵמָה, חַיָּה), Leviticus 5:2 (+ חַיָּה, בְּהֵמָה), Leviticus 11:29 (weasel, mouse, lizard), Leviticus 11:31; Leviticus 11:41; Leviticus 11:42; Leviticus 11:43 (with cognate שָׁרַץ), Leviticus 11:44, compare Leviticus 22:5; insects, הָעוֺף׳שׁ Deuteronomy 14:19, + הַהֹלֵךְ עַלאַֿרְעַ Leviticus 11:20,21, compare Leviticus 11:23. compare Leviticus 11:23,. compare Dr DB i. 519.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שֶׁרֶץ m., collect.

(1)  reptiles, Genesis 7:21; Leviticus 5:2, 11:29. Verse 20, “winged reptiles (שֶׁרֶץ הָעוֹף) that walk on four” (feet), are bats (not crickets which have six legs, though they are said to use only four of them in walking), Leviticus 21:23; Deuteronomy 14:19.

(2) smaller aquatic animals, Genesis 1:20 more fully שֶׁרֶץ הַמַּיִם Leviticus 11:10.

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List of Word Forms
בַּשֶּׁ֖רֶץ בשרץ הַשֶּׁ֖רֶץ הַשָּׁ֑רֶץ השרץ שֶׁ֖רֶץ שֶׁ֣רֶץ שרץ baš·še·reṣ bashSheretz baššereṣ haš·šā·reṣ haš·še·reṣ hashSharetz hashSheretz haššāreṣ haššereṣ še·reṣ šereṣ Sheretz
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