International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBOSS
bos: Occurs only in the plural as a translation of gabh = "arch," or "protuberance," referring to the curved ornaments of a shield (Job 15:26), the central knob of the buckler.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
2. (n.) A protuberant ornament on any work, either of different material from that of the work or of the same, as upon a buckler or bridle; a stud; a knob; the central projection of a shield. See Umbilicus.
3. (n.) A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.
4. (n.) A wooden vessel for the mortar used in tiling or masonry, hung by a hook from the laths, or from the rounds of a ladder.
5. (n.) The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
6. (n.) A swage or die used for shaping metals.
7. (n.) A head or reservoir of water.
8. (v. t.) To ornament with bosses; to stud.
9. (n.) A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.
Strong's Hebrew1354. gab -- a back...
the top or rim, a boss
, a vault. ...
back, body, boss
, eminent (higher) place, (eye)brows,
nave, ring. see HEBREW gev. see HEBREW guwph. << 1353, 1354. gab. 1355 >>. ... /hebrew/1354.htm - 6k
5351. nequddah -- a point or drop
... Word Origin from the same as naqod Definition a point or drop NASB Word Usage beads
(1). stud. Feminine of naqod; a boss -- stud. see HEBREW naqod. << 5350, 5351 ...
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