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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7517 - רֶפֶת
1) stable, stall
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רֶפֶת only in plur. רְפָתִים Habakkuk 3:17, ox-stalls, as the Hebrew interpreters rightly give it. See as to the etymology and talmudic use, under the root רָפַף. ת in this word, although servile, is retained in the plur.; compare קֶשֶׁת, קְשָׁתוֹת. Besides the roots mentioned under the root, the following words might be compared, Arabic رُفُ, رُفَّةُ, رُفَّتُ, and even رُفَتُ straw, fodder for cattle; also so called from the idea of plucking. LXX. Vulg. prœsepia.
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20