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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2425 - חָיַי
1) to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health
1a1) to live
1a1a) to have life
1a1b) to continue in life, remain alive
1a1c) to sustain life, to live on or upon
1a1d) to live (prosperously)
1a2) to revive, be quickened
1a2a) from sickness
1a2b) from discouragement
1a2c) from faintness
1a2d) from death
1b1) to preserve alive, let live
1b2) to give life
1b3) to quicken, revive, refresh
1b3a) to restore to life
1b3b) to cause to grow
1b3c) to restore
1b3d) to revive
1c1) to preserve alive, let live
1c2) to quicken, revive
1c2a) to restore (to health)
1c2b) to revive
1c2c) to restore to life
1171) ih (ההי HhY) AC: Live CO: Stomach AB: Life: When the stomach is empty one is famished and week and when it is filled one is revived. This organ is seen as the life as an empty stomach is like death but a revived stomach is life.
Nf ) ih (ההי HhY) - Stomach: Literally the organ that holds food (see Job 38:39) but figurative of life. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (508): live, life, beast, alive, creature, running, living thing, raw, springing, appetite, quick - Strongs: H
V) eih (ההיה HhYH) - Live: The revival of life from food or other necessity. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (268): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) live, alive, save, quicken, revive, life, recover - Strongs: H2418 (חֲיָא), H2421 (חָיָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָיַי i.q. חָיָה to live, but with the middle radical doubled, like the Arab. حَىَّ. To this belongs 3 Pret. חַי, Genesis 5:5, כָּל־יְמֵי אָדָם אֲשֶׁר־חַי “all the days of Adam which he lived;” 3:22, וְאָכַל וָחַי לְעוֹלָם “(lest) he should eat and live for ever;” Numbers 21:8. Care is necessary not to refer to the verb the occurrences in which חַי is an adjective, as הֲעוֹד אֲבִיכֶם חַי “is your father yet alive?” Genesis 43:7. Hence חַי, חַיָּח, חַיּוּת.
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