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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7286 - רָדַד
1) to beat down, beat out, subdue
1a) (Qal) to beat down (figuratively)
1b) (Hiphil) to beat out
1441) dr (רד RD) AC: Spread CO: Sheet AB: ?: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the d is a picture of a door that allows entrance into the tent. Combined these mean "man through the door". The floor of a tent is a covered with a spread out sheet.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal, figurative, beat down: Infinitive construct לְרַד לְפָנָיו גּוֺיִם Isaiah 45:1; Participle active הָרוֺדֵד עַמִּי תַּחְתָּ֑י Psalm 144:2; — so also Imperfect יָרֹד Isaiah 41:2 accusative Ew and others (for ᵑ0יַרְדְּ, see I. רדה Hiph`il). — Judges 19:11 read יָרַד.
Hiph`il literally beat out: Imperfect 3 masculine singular וַיָּ֫רֶד עַלהַֿכְּרוּבִים ֗֗֗ אֶתהַֿזָּהָב 1 Kings 6:32 and beat out the gold upon the cherubim (covered them with beaten gold).