International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBREED
bred: Found in the past tense in Exodus 16:20 as a translation of rum = "to bring up," "to rise." In this verse, the manna is said to have arisen, i.e. "become alive" (with worms), to indicate that God's gifts are spoiled by selfish and miserly hoarding. The pres. act. occurs in Genesis 8:17 for sharats = "to wriggle," "swarm," "abound," hence, "breed abundantly"; and in Deuteronomy 32:14 for ben = "son," "descendant," "child," "colt," "calf," "breed." The present participle is found in Ze 2:9 the King James Version for mimshaq, a derivative of mesheq = "possession," "territory," "field." The passage in question should therefore be translated "field of nettles" (the Revised Version (British and American) "possession of nettles").
Frank E. Hirsch
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.
) To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
2. (v. t.) To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.
3. (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up.
4. (v. t.) To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
5. (v. t.) To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
6. (v. t.) To raise, as any kind of stock.
7. (v. t.) To produce or obtain by any natural process.
8. (v. i.) To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.
9. (v. i.) To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.
10. (v. i.) To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.
11. (v. i.) To raise a breed; to get progeny.
12. (n.) A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
13. (n.) Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities.
14. (n.) A number produced at once; a brood.
Strong's Hebrew8317. sharats -- to swarm, teem...
root Definition to swarm, teem NASB Word Usage breed
abundantly (1), increased greatly
(1), populate the abundantly (1), swarm (3), swarmed (2), swarms (5 ... /hebrew/8317.htm - 6k
1121. ben -- son
... 7), anointed* (1), arrow (1), arrows (1), Assyrians* (3), baby (1), Babylonians*
(3), beasts (1), being* (1), Ben-hinnom* (7), bough (2), breed (1), brothers ...
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7250. raba -- to lie stretched out, lie down
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to lie stretched out, lie down NASB Word Usage
breed together (1), lying down (1), mate (2). let gender, lie down. ...
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7311. rum -- to be high or exalted, rise
... lift(-er) up, (be) lofty, (X a-)loud, mount up, offer (up), + presumptuously, (be)
promote(-ion), proud, set up, tall(-er), take (away, off, up), breed worms. ...
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