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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3556 - כּוֹכָב
1232) bk (כב KB) AC: ? CO: Star AB: ?: The pictograph k is a picture of the palm of the hand and represents a covering, the b is a picture of a tent. Combined these mean "covering of the tent". The black goat hair fabric used for the roof of the tent allows some light through giving the appearance of stars overhead. When it rains the hair fibers swell sealing all of these holes.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כּוֹכָב [const. כּוֹכַב], m. a star, Genesis 37:9 Psal. 8:4. (Arabic كَوْكَبُ, Syr. ܟܘܰܟܒܐܳ, Ethiop. ከዉከብ፡ and ኮከብ፡ id.; whence denom. verb كَوْكَبَ to sparkle like a star. The root is כָּבַב, Arab. كَبَّ, Eth. ከበበ፡ to roll up in a ball; whence כַּבְכַּב, and ב being softened כַּוְכַּב, כּוֹכָב prop. a globe, a ball; compare טוֹטָפוֹת.) Metaph. used of an illustrious prince, Numbers 24:17 like the Arab. كوكب, often in Hariri.
the Sixth Week after Easter