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Strong's #5791 - עָוַת

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1) to be bent, be crooked, bend, make crooked, pervert

1a) (Piel)

1a1) to make crooked, falsify, pervert, subvert

1a2) to bend, make crooked

1b) (Pual) thing bent (participle)

1c) (Hithpael) to bend oneself

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1156 ‑ δάνειον (dan'‑i‑on);  1294 ‑ διαστρέφω (dee‑as‑tref'‑o);  91 ‑ ἀδικέω (ad‑ee‑keh'‑o);  853 ‑ ἀφανίζω (af‑an‑id'‑zo);  1578 ‑ ἐκκλίνω (ek‑klee'‑no);  1807 ‑ ἐξαιρέω (ex‑ahee‑reh'‑o);  2613 ‑ καταδικάζω (kat‑ad‑ik‑ad'‑zo);  5015 ‑ ταράσσω (tar‑as'‑so);  1155 ‑ δανείζω (dan‑ide'‑zo);  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (11)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Lamentations 1
Amos 1
NAS (11)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Lamentations 1
Amos 1
HCS (11)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Lamentations 1
Amos 1
BSB (11)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Lamentations 1
Amos 1
ESV (10)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 2
Lamentations 1
Amos 1
WEB (11)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Lamentations 1
Amos 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1528) tg (גהת GhT) AC: Twist CO: Rope AB: ?: The pictograph g is a picture of a twisted rope. The t is a picture of a mark. Combined these mean "twisted mark".

J) tfg (גהות GhWT) AC: Twist CO: Crooked AB: ?

V) tfg (גהות GhWT) - Twist: KJV (11): (vf: Hitpael, Pual, Piel, Participle) pervert, crooked, bow, falsify, overthrow, subvert - Strongs: H5791 (עָוַת)

Nf1) etfg (גהותה GhWTH) - Crookedness: KJV (1): wrong - Strongs: H5792 (עַוָּתָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [עָוַת] verb be bent, crooked (Late Hebrew id., Pi`el, Nithpa`el; Aramaic עַוֵּית Pa`el; compare , deceive PS3008); —

Pi`el Perfect 3 masculine singular suffix עִוְּתָ֑נִי Job 19:6, עִוְּתוֺ Ecclesiastes 7:13; 3 plural suffix עִוְּתוּנִי Psalm 119:78; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יְעַוֵּת Psalm 146:9; Job 8:3, יְעַוֶּתֿ Job 8:3; Infinitive לְעַוֵּת Amos 8:5; Lamentations 3:22; —

1. a. make crooked = falsify, scales Amos 8:5; pervert justice (מִשְׁמָּט, צֶדֶק) Job 8:3 (twice in verse); Job 34:12 (all God subject); with accusative of person subvert (i.e. deprive of justice), אָדָם בְּרִיבוֺ׳לְע Lamentations 3:36, compare Psalm 119:78; so עִוְּתָ֑נִי Job 19:6 (׳י subject).

2 bend, make crooked, דֶּרֶךְ רְשָׁעִים Psalm 146:9 (׳י subject); in General Ecclesiastes 7:13 (God subject; opposed to תִּקֵּן).

Pu`al Participle מְעֻוָּת Ecclesiastes 1:15 what is bent (opposed to תְּקֹן).

Hithpa`el Perfect 3 plural consecutive וְהִתְעַוְּתוּ Ecclesiastes 12:3 and the strong men bend themselves.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

עָוַת not used in Kal; to be bent, inflected, i.q. the kindred verbs עָבַת, עָבַט.

Piel עִוֵּת to bend, to curve, to pervert, Ecclesiastes 7:13. Metaph. to pervert right, Job 8:3, 34:12 compare Amos 8:5 also with an accus. of person, to bend or pervert the cause of any one, Lamentations 3:36; Job 19:6; Psalms 119:78. עִוֵּת דֶּרֶךְ פּ׳ to pervert any one’s way, i.e. to lead him astray, Psalms 146:9.

Pual, part. crooked, Ecclesiastes 1:15.

Hithpael, to bow oneself, Ecclesiastes 12:3.

Derivative, עַוָּתָה.

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List of Word Forms
וְהִֽתְעַוְּת֖וּ וּלְעַוֵּ֖ת והתעותו ולעות יְעַוֵּ֣ת יְעַוֵּ֥ת יְעַוֵּֽת־ יְעַוֵּֽת׃ יעות יעות־ יעות׃ לְעַוֵּ֤ת לעות מְעֻוָּ֖ת מעות עִוְּת֑וּנִי עִוְּתָ֑נִי עִוְּתֽוֹ׃ עותו׃ עותוני עותני ‘iw·wə·ṯā·nî ‘iw·wə·ṯōw ‘iw·wə·ṯū·nî ‘iwwəṯānî ‘iwwəṯōw ‘iwwəṯūnî ivveTani ivveTo ivveTuni lə‘awwêṯ lə·‘aw·wêṯ leavVet mə‘uwwāṯ mə·‘uw·wāṯ meuvVat ū·lə·‘aw·wêṯ ūlə‘awwêṯ uleavVet vehitavveTu wə·hiṯ·‘aw·wə·ṯū wəhiṯ‘awwəṯū yə‘awwêṯ yə‘awwêṯ- yə·‘aw·wêṯ yə·‘aw·wêṯ- yeavVet
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