Smith's Bible DictionaryFootman
a word employed in the English Bible in two senses:
- Generally, to distinguish those of the fighting men who went on foot from those who were on horseback or in chariots;
- In a more special sense, in (1 Samuel 22:17) only, and as the translation of a different term from the above --a body of swift runners in attendance on the king. This body appears to have been afterwards kept up, and to have been distinct from the body-guard --the six hundred and thirty-- who were originated by David. See (1 Kings 14:27,28; 2 Kings 11:4,6,11,13,19; 2 Chronicles 12:10,11) In each of these cases the word is the same as the above, and is rendered "guard," with "runners" in the margin in two instances - (1 Kings 14:27; 2 Kings 11:13)
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFOOTMAN
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
2. (n.) A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
3. (n.) Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.
4. (n.) A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
5. (n.) A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.
Strong's Hebrew7323. ruts -- to run...
break down, divide speedily, footman
, guard, bring hastily. A primitive root;
to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush) -- break ... /hebrew/7323.htm - 6k
7273. ragli -- on foot
... 3). on foot man. From regel; a footman (soldier) -- (on) foot(- man). see HEBREW
regel. << 7272, 7273. ragli. 7274 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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