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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #01346 - גַּאֲוָה
1047) ac (גא GA) AC: ? CO: High AB: Pride: The pictograph c , a picture of the foot representing the idea to carry or lift. The a represents strength. Combined these letters mean a “lifting strength”. To lift something up high. This root is related to ecand fc.
jm) nfac (גאונ GAWN) - Pride: Someone that is elevated to a higher position. Also the idea of majestic. KJV (49): pride, excellency, majesty, pomp, swelling, arrogancy, excellent, proud - Strongs: H1347 (גָּאוֹן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גַּאֲוָה f. pr. elevation (from גָּאָה), hence
(1) magnificence, majesty, as of God, Deuteronomy 33:26; Psalms 68:35.
(2) ornament, splendour (Pracht), Job 41:7; Deuteronomy 33:29.
(3) pride, arrogancy. Psalms 73:6, לָכֵן עֲנָקַתְמוֹ גַאֲוָה “therefore pride clothes their neck,” i.e. they are elated with pride. A stiff neck being regarded as the seat of pride. Pa. 31:24; Proverbs 14:3; Isaiah 9:8, 13:3, 11 Isaiah 13:11, 16:6 25:11. Used of the sea, Psalms 46:4, “the mountains quake at its pride.”
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