International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCLEFT; CLIFF; CLIFT
kleft, klif, klift: The first of these words, from cleave, "to split," is a crevice or narrow opening, as "of the ragged rocks" (Isaiah 2:21); "under the clefts of the rocks" (Isaiah 57:5). "Clift" is an obsolete form of cleft, found in the King James Version Exodus 33:22 Isaiah 57:5, but not in the Revised Version (British and American). "Cliff," an abrupt, precipitous, towering rock, is not in the Revised Version (British and American), but is found in the King James Version 2 Chronicles 20:16, the Revised Version (British and American) "ascent," Job 30:6.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A cliff.
2. (n.) A cleft of crack; a narrow opening.
3. (n.) The fork of the legs; the crotch.
Strong's Hebrew5366. neqarah -- a hole, crevice...
Word Origin from naqar Definition a hole, crevice NASB Word Usage caverns (1), cleft
(1). cleft, clift
. From naqar, a fissure -- cleft, clift
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5585. saiph -- a cleft, branch
... outmost branch, clift, top. From ca'aph; a fissure (of rocks); also a bough (as
subdivided) -- (outmost) branch, clift, top. see HEBREW ca'aph. << 5584, 5585. ...
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