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Strong's #1262 - בָּרָה

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1) to eat, consume

1a) (Qal) to eat

1b) (Piel) for eating, devouring

1c) (Hiphil) to cause to eat

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1586 ‑ ἐκλέγω (ek‑leg'‑om‑ahee);  1035 ‑ βρῶσις (bro'‑sis);  2068 ‑ ἐσθίω (es‑thee'‑o);  4906 ‑ συνεσθίω (soon‑es‑thee'‑o);  5595 ‑ ψωμίζω (pso‑mid'‑zo);  
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KJV (8)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 6
Lamentations 1
NAS (7)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 5
Lamentations 1
HCS (7)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 5
Lamentations 1
BSB (6)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 4
Lamentations 1
ESV (7)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 5
Lamentations 1
WEB (8)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 6
Lamentations 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1043) rb (בר BR) AC: Feed CO: Grain AB: ?: The pictograph b is a picture of a tent but also represents the family which resides inside the tent. The r is a picture of a head. Combined these have the meaning of "family of heads". The plant families of grains such as wheat and barley have a cluster of seeds at the top of the stalk called "heads". These grains were used for food for both man and livestock. (eng: barley - a grain; beer - made from grain; boar - as fat; barn - grain storage; pure - as clean with soap with an exchange for the p and b)

A) rb (בר BR) AC: ? CO: Grain AB: ?: Grains grown in fields were used for meal to make flour as well as feed for livestock. The stalks of the grains were burned to make potash for making soap. What is cleaned with soap becomes white or bright.

Nm) rb (בר BR) - I. Grain:Grain, and field, as a place for growing grain. II. Soap:Made from the ashes of the grain stalks. III. Clean:Cleanliness from soap. Also pure as a moral cleanliness. KJV (33): corn, wheat, son, about, clean, pur, choice, clear, purely, son - Strongs: H1248 (בַּר), H1249 (בַּר), H1250 (בָּר), H1251 (בַּר)

ldm) rfbrb (ברבור BRBWR) - Fowl: Birds fattened on the grains in the field. KJV (1): fowl - Strongs: H1257 (בַּרְבֻּר)

B) rrb (ברר BRR) AC: ? CO: Soap AB: ?: The stalks of the grains were burned to make potash for making soap.

V) rrb (ברר BRR) - I. Clean:The cleaning or polishing of something to make it bright or pure. II. Choice:Something that is clean or pure. KJV (18): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) pure, choice, chosen, clean, clearly, manifest, bright, purge out, polished, purge, purified - Strongs: H1305 (בָּרַר)

C) rba (אבר ABR) AC: Fly CO: Wing AB: ?: The fowl, fed on grain, becomes strong for the long flight.

V) rba (אבר ABR) - Fly: KJV (1): (vf: Hiphil) fly - Strongs: H82 (אָבַר)

Nm) rba (אבר ABR) - Wing: KJV (3): wing, winged - Strongs: H83 (אֵבֶר)

Nf1) erba (אברה ABRH) - Wing: KJV (4): features, wing - Strongs: H84 (אֶבְרָה)

bm) riba (אביר ABYR) - Strong: The mighty power of a bird in flight. Anything or anyone of great strength, physical or mental. KJV (23): might, bulls, strong, mighty, stouthearted, valiant, angels, chiefest - Strongs: H46 (אָבִיר), H47 (אַבִּיר)

E) arb (ברא BRA) AC: Fill CO: Fat AB: ?: Grain is fed to the livestock making them fat or full.

V) arb (ברא BRA) - Fill: The fattening or filling up of something. The filling of the earth in ge1with sun, moon, plants, animals, etc. And the filling of man with life and the image of God. KJV (54): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) create, creator, choose, make, cut down, dispatch, done, fat - Strongs: H1254 (בָּרָא)

bm) airb (בריא BRYA) - Fat: KJV (13): fat, rank, firm, fatter, fed, plenteous - Strongs: H1277 (בָּרִיא)

bf1) eairb (בריאה BRYAH) - Fill: KJV (1): new thing - Strongs: H1278 (בְּרִיאָה)

F) rbe (הבר HBR) AC: Divide CO: ? AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root;]

V) rbe (הבר HBR) - Divide: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) astrologer - Strongs: H1895 (הָבַר)

G) reb (בהר BHR) AC: ? CO: Soap AB: ?: What is cleaned with soap becomes white or bright.

Nf2) treb (בהרת BHRT) - Blister: A white spot on the skin and a possible sign of leprosy. KJV (13): bright spot - Strongs: H934 (בַּהֶרֶת)

bm) rieb (בהיר BHYR) - Bright: KJV (1): bright - Strongs: H925 (בָּהִיר)

H) erb (ברה BRH) AC: Eat CO: Meat AB: Covenant: The grain is used as food for man or livestock. Livestock fed grains become fat and are the choicest for slaughter.

V) erb (ברה BRH) - Eat: KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) eat, choose, give - Strongs: H1262 (בָּרָה)

Nf3) tfrb (ברות BRWT) - Meat: The choicest meats are those from fatted livestock. KJV (1): meat - Strongs: H1267 (בָּרוּת)

Nf4) tirb (ברית BRYT) - Covenant: A covenant is instituted through a sacrifice of a choice, fatted, animal which is cut into two and the parties of the covenant pass through the pieces. If one party fails to meet the agreements of the covenant then the other may do the same to them. (see Genesis 15:10,17and Jeremiah 34:18-20) KJV (284): covenant, league, confederacy, confederate - Strongs: H1285 (בְּרִית)

fm) irb (ברי BRY) - Fat: Livestock that are fed grains become fat. KJV (1): fat - Strongs: H1274 (בְּרִי)

eff1) eirib (ביריה BYRYH) - Meat: KJV (3): meat - Strongs: H1279 (בִּרְיָה)

J) rfb (בור BWR) AC: ? CO: Soap AB: ?

Nm ) rfb (בור BWR) - Clean: KJV (8): cleanness, pureness, never - Strongs: H1252 (בֹּר), H1253 (בֹּר)

Nf4) tirfb (בורית BWRYT) - Soap: KJV (2): soap - Strongs: H1287 (בֹּרִית)

M) rib (ביר BYR) AC: ? CO: Palace AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root;]

Nf1) erib (בירה BYRH) - Palace: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (17): palace - Strongs: H1001 (בִּירָה), H1002 (בִּירָה)

mf4) tinrib (בירנית BYRNYT) - Castle: KJV (2): castle - Strongs: H1003 (בִּירָנִיָּה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. בָּרָה verb eat (Assyrian barû & derivatives Zim BP 31) —

Qal Perfect 2 Samuel 12:17; Imperfect אֶבְרֶה 2 Samuel 13:6,10 eat bread (בְּרוּלְֿכֶם 1 Samuel 17:8 scribal error for בחרולכם 1 Kings 18:25 Dr Sm 107).

Pi`el Infinitive לְבָרוֺת Lamentations 4:10 for devouring.

Hiph`il Imperfect תַּבְרֵנִי 2 Samuel 13:5; Infinitive לְהַבְרוֺת 2 Samuel 3:35 cause to eat bread.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּרָה fut. יִבְרֶה

(1) i.q. kindred to בָּרָא to cut, to cut asunder, comp. Arab. بَرَا ult. Waw, to cut out, to cut off, and בָּרָא No. 1. Hence בְּרִית a covenant, so called from the victims being cut in two.

(2) to eat, i.q. בָּרָא No. 4, so called from the idea of cutting, like גָּזַר No. 3, and many verbs of cutting in Arabic, see Thes. p. 238. [“Comp. βρόω, βιβρώσκω.”] 2 Samuel 12:17, 13:6, 10 2 Samuel 13:10. בָּרָה לֶחֶם loc. cit. 12:17, is the same as אָכַל לֶחֶם, see אָכַל No. 1,.

(3) to choose, also an idea taken from cutting and separating, see בָּרַר No. 2. 1 Samuel 17:8, בִּרוּ לָכֶם אִישׁ “choose you out a man.”

Piel, inf. בָּרוֹת i.q. Kal No. 2, Lamentations 4:10.

Hiphil, to give to eat, causat. of Kal No. 2, followed by two acc. 2 Samuel 3:35, 13:5.

Derived nouns are, בְּרִי, בִּרְיָה, בָּרוּת, בְּרִית.

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List of Word Forms
בְּרוּ־ ברו־ וְאֶבְרֶ֖ה וְתַבְרֵ֣נִי ואברה ותברני לְבָרוֹת֙ לְהַבְר֧וֹת לברות להברות bə·rū- beru bərū- lə·ḇā·rō·wṯ lə·haḇ·rō·wṯ ləḇārōwṯ ləhaḇrōwṯ lehavRot levarOt veevReh vetavReni wə’eḇreh wə·’eḇ·reh wə·ṯaḇ·rê·nî wəṯaḇrênî
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