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Strong's #1417 - גְּדוּד
1) something cut, furrow, cutting
1a) a furrow
1b) cuttings (as a sign of mourning)
V) ddc (גדד GDD) - I. Band:To gather or assemble as a group for attacking or raiding. II. Slice:To cut something by slicing it. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal) cut, gather together, assemble by troop, gather, hew - Strongs: H1413 (גָּדַד), H1414 (גְּדַד)
M) dic (גיד GYD) AC: ? CO: Sinew AB: ?: The animals tendon is used for making bowstrings and cords. The tendon is removed by making a slit in the flesh for its removal. The sinews are used for making cordage and bowstrings.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 furrow, plural defective גְּדוּדֶ֑הָ Psalm 65:11 ("" תְּלָמֶיהָ). 2 plural גְּדֻדֹת, cuttings upon hands, compare גדד Hithpo`el
2 sign of mourning Jeremiah 48:37 ("" שׂק).
גְּדוּד pl. גְּדוּדִים and גְּדוּדוֹת m.
(1) incision, cutting (from the root גָּדַד).
(a) of the skin, Jeremiah 48:37.
(b) of a field, a furrow, Psalms 65:11.
(2) a troop, band of soldiers (pr. a cutting in), so called from the form [“as intended to cut or break in upon the enemy”], like the Lat. acies, especially of light armed troops foraging. Genesis 49:19, גָּד גְּדוּד יְגוּדֶנּוּ “troops shall invade Gad.” This is to be understood of the nomadic Arabs in the neighbourhood of Gad. 2 Kings 5:2, אֲרָם יָצְֽאוּ גְּדוּדִים “the Syrians had made an incursion in bands.” 1 Samuel 30:8, 15 1 Samuel 30:15, 23 1 Samuel 30:23; 2 Samuel 3:22. בְּנֵי הַגְּדוּד “sons, i.e. soldiers, of a band,” 2 Chronicles 25:13 poet. בַּת גְּדוּד Mic. 4:14. Used of a troop of robbers, Hosea 7:1; 1 Kings 11:24. גְּדוּדֵי יְהֹוָה “the bands of Jehovah,” used of angels, Job 25:3 of the troops of ills sent by him, Job 19:12. Syr. ܓܘܽܕܐܳ a troop, a band of soldiers.