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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #909 - בָּדַד

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to withdraw, be separate, be isolated

1a) (Qal) an army straggler (participle)

1a1) of Ephraim (metaphorically)

2) (TWOT) alone

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (5) HCS (3)
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Hosea 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 2
Hosea 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Hosea 1
v-qPms 3
v-qPms 3
v-qPms 3

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1027) db (בד BD) AC: Separate CO: Alone AB: Destruction: The pictograph b is a representation of a tent. The d is a picture of the tent door. These two pictographs represent "the door of the tent". The father of the tent often sat alone at the door of the tent. Here he could receive shade from the sun, watch over his household and watch the road for approaching strangers. (see Genesis 18:1,2) (eng: bad - as being alone)

A) db (בד BD) AC: Separate CO: ? AB: ?: Anyone or anything that is alone, apart or separated from the whole or from something else.

Nm) db (בד BD) - Separated: Something that is separated from the whole. This can be a branch as separated from the tree (as well as a staff made from a branch) . Linen cloth whose fibers are divided. A lie or liar as what causes a separation through careless words, lying, or bragging. KJV (85): linen, lie, liar, parts, stave, beside, branches, alone, only, strength - Strongs: H905 (בַּד), H906 (בַּד), H907 (בַּד)

B) ddb (בדד BDD) AC: ? CO: Alone AB: ?: Someone or something that is alone and separated from the whole.

V) ddb (בדד BDD) - Alone: KJV (3): (vf: Paal) alone - Strongs: H909 (בָּדַד)

Nm) ddb (בדד BDD) - Alone: KJV (11): alone, solitary, only, desolate - Strongs: H910 (בָּדָד)

C) dba (אבד ABD) AC: Perish CO: Lost AB: Destruction: A wanderer is one alone or lost. A place separated from people is a place of ruin.

V) dba (אבד ABD) - Perish: To be separated from the whole, life or functionality. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (191): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hophal, Piel) lost thing, that which was lost - Strongs: H6 (אָבַד), H7 (אֲבַד)

Nf1) edba (אבדה ABDH) - Lost Thing: KJV (4): lost thing, that which was lost - Strongs: H9 (אֲבֵדָה)

gm) dbfa (אובד AWBD) - Perish: KJV (2): perish - Strongs: H8 (אֹבֵד)

jf) nfdba (אבדונ ABDWN) - Destruction: A place of ruin. [df: hdba] KJV (7): destruction - Strongs: H10 (אֲבַדֹּה), H11 (אֲבַדּוֹן)

mm ) ndba (אבדנ ABDN) - Destruction: A separation through extinction. KJV (2): destruction - Strongs: H12 (אַבְדָן), H13 (אָבְדַן)

E) adb (בדא BDA) AC: Devise CO: ? AB: ?: A separation from truth.

V) adb (בדא BDA) - Devise: To invent a false account or story. KJV (2): (vf: Paal) devise, feign - Strongs: H908 (בָּדָא)

M) dib (ביד BYD) AC: ? CO: Ruin AB: ?: Something brought to ruin and left alone.

Nm) dib (ביד BYD) - Ruin: Someone or something brought to ruin. [df: dyp] KJV (3): destruction, ruin - Strongs: H6365 (פִּיד)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [בָּדַד] verb be separate, isolated (Arabic cause to withdraw; II. separate, disunite, Genesis 11:8 Saad; IV. divide into parts; x. go alone, act independently), only Participle בּוֺדֵד Isaiah 14:31 (of straggler in army), Hosea 8:9 מֶּרֶא בוֺדֵד לוֺ a wild-ass (simile of Ephraim) going alone for itself (i.e. willfully: see below לְ), Psalm 102:8 (of bird sitting solitarily).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) prop. to disjoin, to divide, to separate, as the Arab. بَدَّ. The notion of cutting or tearing apart, and hence of dividing, lies both in the monosyllabic stock בַּד, and in the harder kindred stocks בת, פד, פת, modified variously, comp. בָּדַל, בָּתַת ;בָּדַק, בָּתַל, בָּתַר, פָּדַד ;בָּתַק, פָּתַת ;פָּדָה, פָּתָה, פָּתַח, פָּתַע, פָּתַר. (Cognate to these is the syllable בז, בץ, פץ, as to which see בָּזַז, בָּצַע ).

(2) to separate oneself, to be solitary. Part. בּוֹדֵד solitary, alone, Psalms 102:8; Hosea 8:9; Isaiah 14:31.

Derivatives are בַּד No. I. and בָּדָד. [also pr.n. בְּדַד].

II. בָּדַד i.q. בָּטָא (which see), βαττολογεῖν, to babble, to talk triflingly, whence בַּד No. II.

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List of Word Forms
בָּדָ֣ד בּוֹדֵ֖ד בּוֹדֵ֣ד בּוֹדֵ֥ד בדד בודד bā·ḏāḏ baDad bāḏāḏ bō·w·ḏêḏ boDed bōwḏêḏ
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