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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #947 - בּוּס
1) to tread down, reject, trample down
1a1) to tread down, trample (of warriors)
1a2) of rejection (figuratively)
1b1) to tread down (in bad sense)
1b2) to desecrate
1c1) to tread
1c2) to kick out
1c2a) of infants’ blind movements
1c2b) of Jerusalem (figuratively)
1d) (Hophal) to be trodden down
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בּוּס fut. יָבוּס to tread with the feet, to trample on, as a thing neglected and despised, Proverbs 27:7 also to trample to pieces, as enemies, i.e. thoroughly to subject, Isaiah 14:25, 63:6 Psalms 44:6, 60:14. Part. בּוֹסִים Zechariah 10:5. (To tread with the feet is expressed in many languages by the syllable pat variously inflected; see Sanscr. pati, a way, pad, pada, foot [“path, to go”], Zend. pethô, pâte, a path, (Pers. يا foot), Gr. πάτος, πατέω, ποῦς for ποδς, gen. ποδός, Lat. pes, pedis and petere, lower Germ. padden, pedden = πατεῖν, Pfad, Engl. path, Fub (foot), t being changed by the Hebrews into a sibilant pas, bas. Kindred, in the sense of stamping in, is אָבַס, of despising, as the Gr. πατέω, Il. iv. 157; בּוּז, בָּזָה. Compare also דָּבַב, טָפַף.)
Pilel בּוֹסֵס to tread with the feet a holy place or land, Jeremiah 12:10; Isaiah 63:18, with the added signification of polluting and profaning, compare καταπατεῖν i.q. βεβηλοῦν, 1Mac. 3:45, 51 Revelation 11:2 and רָמַס.
Hophal, part. מוּבָס trodden under foot (used of a corpse), Isaiah 14:19.
Hithpalel הִתְבֹּוסֵס to be thrown out to be trampled on, Ezekiel 16:6, 22 Ezekiel 16:22. Compare הִתְרַפֵּס.
Derived nouns are, מְבוּסָה, תְּבוּסָה and pr.n. יְבוּס.
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