the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7514 - רָפַף
1) to support
1a) (Hithpael) to support oneself, lean
רפשׂ see רפס. above
רפשׁ (√ of following; Late Hebrew רֶפֶשׂ = Biblical Hebrew; Schulth71f. compare Arabic talk or act obscenely, and a Syriac slag, refuse (not in PS Brock and others)).
רָפַף an unused root, which had, I suppose, the primary signification of to pluck off (see רָפָא ); which connects many glosses which the Arabic lexicographers give very confusedly under the word رفّ, as to suck breasts, to eat herbs, to sew up (compare רָפָא), to take hold of any one, as a fever. Hence is derived رَفُّ, fold, flock of sheep; to which, without doubt, answers the Mishnic רפת (רֶפֶר, of the form דֶּלֶת from דָּלַל, סֹלֶת from סָלַל) an ox-stall; Baba Bathra, ii. § 3; vi. § 4 (prop. prœsepe, manger, out of which they pull down the hay; Germ. Raufe; comp. אֻרְיָה and אֵבוּס); and the Biblical word רְפָתִים ox-stalls; which see. רוֹפַף Job 26:11 see under the root רוּף.
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