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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2653 - חָפַף
1) (Qal) to cover, enclose, shelter, shield, surround
1178) ph (ההפ HhP) AC: Cover CO: Cover AB: Innocent: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The p is a mouth meaning "open". Combined these mean "wall opened". The tent is opened to allow one into its covering for protection. Anyone entering a tent will be protected at all costs by the owner. A secret is something that is covered and hidden. A haven as a place covered over for protection.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָפַף i.q. חָפָה to cover, followed by עַל (compare כָּסָה), hence to protect, Deuteronomy 33:12. (Arab. حَفَّ to cover with a garment. The signification of covering is founded in the syllable חַף, as also in the cognates חב, כף, עף, עב, compare besides חָפָה and חָפָא the roots חָבָא and חָבָה to hide; כָּפַר, كفر, غفر and כפשׁ to cover, עוּף Isaiah 31:5, עָבַב, עָבָה etc., also כָּנַף, עָלַף, in which Nun and Lamed are inserted in the primary syllyable, as in אָלַץ, אוּץ etc.)
Derivatives, חֻפָּה, חֻפִּים.
חָפַף an unused root
(1) to rub off, to scrape off, to wipe off. (Arab. حَفَّ to rub off.)
(2) to wash off, to wash.
Derivatives, חוֹף, חַף.
the Week of Proper 22 / Ordinary 27