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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #948 - בּוּץ

Word Origin
from an unused root (of the same form) meaning to bleach, i.e. (intransitive) be white
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) byssus, a costly, fine white linen cloth made in Egypt

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1039 ‑ βύσσινος (boos'‑see‑nos);  1040 ‑ βύσσος (boos'‑sos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (8) HCS (8)
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 2
Ezekiel 1
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 2
Ezekiel 1
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 3
Esther 2
Ezekiel 1
n-cms 7
n-cms 6
n-cms 6

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1041) yb (בתס BTs) AC: ? CO: Mud AB: ?

A) yb (בתס BTs) AC: ? CO: Mud AB: ?

Nm ) yb (בתס BTs) - Mud: KJV (1): mire - Strongs: H1206 (בֹּץ)

Nf1) eyb (בתסה BTsH) - Swamp: KJV (3): mire, fens, miry place - Strongs: H1207 (בִּצָּה)

J) yfb (בותס BWTs) AC: ? CO: Linen AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root;]

Nm) yfb (בותס BWTs) - Linen: White and fine linen. KJV (8): linen - Strongs: H948 (בּוּץ)

M) yib (ביתס BYTs) AC: ? CO: Egg AB: ?: The miry texture of egg whites.

Nf1) eyib (ביתסה BYTsH) - Egg: KJV (6): egg - Strongs: H1000 (בֵּיצָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בּוּץ, בֻּץ noun [masculine] byssus (late), (Phoenician בוץ, Aramaic בּוּץ, ; √ dubious; Birch, Wilkinson Egyptians ii. 158f. from Egyptian hbos,, clothe; see Say. Herodot ii. 86; Thes from √ בוץ, but Nö ZMG 1875,650; Armen., according to Lag Semitic i. 72 and others) a fine white Egyptian linen, and cloth made of it, מִשְׁמְּחוֺתבֵּיתעֲֿבֹדַת הַבֻּץ 1 Chronicles 4:21 families of the house of byssus-working; compare 2 Chronicles 2:13; מְכֻרְבָּל בִּמְעִיל בּוּץ 1 Chronicles 15:27 clothed in a robe of byssus (but read rather as "" 2 Samuel 6:14 מְכַרְכֵּר בְּכָלעֹֿז was dancing with all his might); compare ׳תַּכְרִיךְ בּ Esther 8:15; מְלֻבָּשִׁים בּוּץ 2 Chronicles 5:12; חַבְלֵי בוּץ Esther 1:6; 2 Chronicles 3:14 material of מָּרֹכֶת; article of trade Ezekiel 27:16 (strike out ᵐ5 Co). compare also שֵׁשׁ.

בוק (= בקק).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בּוּץ an unused root, i.q. Arab. بَاضَ Med. Ye, to be white (with an acc. to surpass in whiteness). II. to make white. IX. and XI. to be of a white colour, whence أَبْيَضُ white, bright. [“Cognate are Ch. אֲבַץ, עֲבַץ, בְּעִיץ, stannum, tin, also בּוֹשׁ.” Ges. add.] To this answers the Pers. ويره white, bright; Germ. Engl. weiß, white; higher Germ. bieß. Hence בֵּיצָה an egg, and

בּוּץ m. byssus, and cloth made of byssus, i.e. fine cotton of a bright, white colour (see the etymology and Revelation 19:8, 14, compare the remarks in Thes. p. 190). It was very fine in texture, and most costly, used as the clothing of kings (1 Chronicles 15:27), of priests (2 Chronicles 5:12), and of those who were very rich (Esther 1:6, 8:15 ). The word is of Aramean origin, and it is therefore specially used of the Syrian byssus (Ezekiel 27:16), which appears to be distinguished from the byssus of the Egyptians, called שֵׁשׁ (ibid. verse 7); in other places it does not differ from שֵׁשׁ, and it is used for it in the later Hebrew, 1 Chronicles 4:21; 2 Chronicles 3:14 compare Exodus 26:31. (So ܒܽܘ ܨܳܐ and Ch. בּוּין in the Old and New Test. Heb. שֵׁשׁ and Gr. βύσσος.) See J. R. Forster on the Byssus of the Ancients, Lond. 1776. Celsii Hierob. ii. 167, seq. J. E. Faber on Harmer’s Observatt. ii. 382, seq.

[“After long inquiry and dispute, whether the cloths of byssus were of linen or cotton, recent minute investigations at London, with the aid of the microscope, have decided the controversy, and shewn that the threads are linen. See Wilkinson’s Manners and Cust. of the Anc. Egyptians, iii. p. 115.” Ges. add.]

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ב֣וּץ בּ֖וּץ בּ֗וּץ בוץ הַבֻּ֖ץ הבץ וּב֑וּץ וּבַבּ֣וּץ וּבוּץ֙ ובבוץ ובוץ būṣ ḇūṣ Butz hab·buṣ habbuṣ habButz ū·ḇab·būṣ ū·ḇūṣ ūḇabbūṣ ūḇūṣ uvabButz uVutz vutz
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