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Strong's #5666 - עָבָה

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1) to be thick, be fat, be gross

1a) (Qal) to be fat, be thick, be gross

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
NAS (3)
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
HCS (3)
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
BSB (3)
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
ESV (2)
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
WEB (3)
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1508) bg (גהב GhB) AC: Thick CO: Cloud AB: ?: The pictograph g is a picture of a twisted rope with the extended meaning of darkness. The b is a picture of a tent representing what is inside. Combined these mean "darkness inside".

A) bg (גהב GhB) AC: Thick CO: Cloud AB: ?

Nm ) bg (גהב GhB) - Cloud: A thick dark cloud. KJV (32): cloud, clay, thick, thicket - Strongs: H5645 (עָב)

Nf3) tfbg (גהבות GhBWT) - I. Thick: II. Cloud: III. Braid:A thick braided rope or cord of gold. KJV (29): thick, wreathen, cord, band, bough, rope, chain, branch - Strongs: H5687 (עָבוֹת), H5688 (עֲבֹתָה)

fm) ibg (גהבי GhBY) - Thick: KJV (4): thick, thickness - Strongs: H5672 (עֳבִי)

H) ebg (גהבה GhBH) AC: Thick CO: ? AB: ?

V) ebg (גהבה GhBH) - Thick: To be thick. Thick. KJV (3): (vf: Paal) thick - Strongs: H5666 (עָבָה)

am) ebgm (מגהבה MGhBH) - Clay: A thick and dark soil. KJV (1): clay - Strongs: H4568 (מַעֲבֶה)

J) bfg (גהוב GhWB) AC: ? CO: Cloud AB: ?: A thick dark covering.

V) bfg (גהוב GhWB) - Cloud: KJV (1): (vf: Hiphil) cloud - Strongs: H5743 (עוּב)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 עָבָה verb be thick, fat, gross (Late Hebrew Pi`el עִבָּה make thick, and derivatives; Syriac swell up, passive participle swollen, thick, dense, stupid, and many derivatives; Arabic be dense, stupid, dense foliage; Ethiopic be great Di985); —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular מִמָּתְנֵי אָבִי׳קָֽטֳנִּי ע 1 Kings 12:10 my little finger is thicker (stouter) than, etc., = 2 Chronicles 10:10; be thick, gross, of rebell. Israel under figure of highly fed beast, 2 masculine singular שָׁמַנְתָּ עָבִיתָ כָּשִׂיתָ Deuteronomy 32:15.

II. [עָבוּר] noun only in בַּעֲבוּר47, בַּעֲבֻר ( Genesis 27:10,31),

preposition and

conjunction for the sake of on account of, in order that (perhaps originally for the produce or gain of), suffix בַּעֲבוּרִי 1 Samuel 23:10, etc.; — 1 as


a. Genesis 3:17 ארורה האדמה בעבורך for thy sake, Genesis 8:21 בעבור האדם for man's sake, Genesis 12:13 לְמַעַן יִיטַבלִֿי בַּעֲבוּרֵךְ, Genesis 12:16; Genesis 18:26,29; Genesis 26:24, Exodus 9:16 זֹאת׳ב Exodus 13:8 זה׳ב 1 Samuel 12:22; 2 Samuel 5:12; 2 Samuel 6:12; 2 Samuel 7:21; 2 Samuel 9:1,7; Amos 2:6; Amos 8:6 נַעֲלָ֑יִם׳ואביון ב, Micah 2:10 טָמְאָה׳ב on account of uncleanness, Psalm 106:32; Psalm 132:10, etc.; 2 Samuel 12:21 הַיֶּלֶד חַי׳ב because of the child, (being) alive (= while he was alive), Jeremiah 14:4 **< read וְעֹבְדֵיהָאֲדָמָה חַתּוּ Duhm, compare ᵐ5. הָאֲדָמָה׳ב חַ֫תָּה on account of the ground, (which) is dismayed, Job 20:2 וּבַעֲבוּר חוּשִׁי בִּי read זֹאת׳וב, or וּבַעֲבוּרָהּ.

b. followed by infinitive (compare לְמַעַן), in order to, Exodus 9:16 הַרְאֹתְךָ אֶתכֹּֿחִי׳ב, 1 Samuel 1:6; 2 Samuel 10:3 הֲּקֹר׳ב אתהֿעיר, 2 Samuel 18:18: so לְבַעֲבוּר Exodus 20:20; 2 Samuel 14:20; 2 Samuel 17:14; בעבור לְ 1 Chronicles 19:3 ("" 2 Samuel 10:3, no לְ). 2 as

conjunction Genesis 27:10 אֲשֶׁר יְבָרֶכְךָ׳ב; without אשׁר, Genesis 21:30 לְעֵדָה׳תִּהְיֶה לִ ׳ב in order that it may be a witness for me, Genesis 27:4 תְּבָרֶכְךָ נפשׁי׳ב, Genesis 27:19; Genesis 27:31; Genesis 46:34; Exodus 9:14; Exodus 19:9; Exodus 20:20; Psalm 105:45.

[עָבַת] verb Pi`el wind, weave (compare derivatives); — Imperfect 3 masculine plural suffix וַיְעַבְּתוּהָ Micah 7:3 and (so) they wind it (or weave it; i.e. mischief); so Hi Che GASm, but dubious; Ew reads עָבַט = twist, prevert (compare Joel 2:7, but see עבט), We וַיְעַוְּתוּהָ = id., compare Now (?), Dr.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to be thick, fat, Deuteronomy 32:15; 1 Kings 12:10. Compare the noun עֳבִי.

(2) to be dense, compact, whence עֳבִי, מַעֲבֶה density. Syr. ܥܰܒܝܺ to be thick, dense, Eth. ዐብየ፡ to be great, to increase, Arabic وَغِبَ to be great, thick.

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List of Word Forms
עָבִ֣יתָ עָבָ֖ה עבה עבית ‘ā·ḇāh ‘ā·ḇî·ṯā ‘āḇāh ‘āḇîṯā aVah aVita
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