Hitchcock's Bible NamesHiggaion
Smith's Bible DictionaryHiggaion
(meditation), a word which occurs three times in the book of Psalms -- (Psalms 9:16; 19:14; 92:3) (margin). The word has two meanings, one of a general character, implying thought; reflection , and another, in (Psalms 9:16) and Psal 92:3 Of a technical nature, the precise meaning of which cannot at this distance of time be determined. (Canon Cook says that it probably means an interlude giving musical expression to the feelings suggested by the preceding words.--ED.)
ATS Bible DictionaryHiggaion
In Psalm 9:16, is supposed to indicate a pause in the singing of the Psalm, for meditation, probably with an instrumental interlude.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaHIGGAION
hi-ga'yon, hi-gi'-on (higgayon): The meaning of this word is uncertain. Two interpretations are possible; the one based on an allied Arabic root gives "a deep vibrating sound," the other derived from the Greek versions of Psalm 9:16, where we read higgayon Celah, takes it to mean an instrumental interlude.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
In Psalm 92:3
means the murmuring tone of the harp. In Psalm 9:16
it is a musical sign, denoting probably a pause in the instrumental interlude. In Psalm 19:14
the word is rendered "meditation;" and in Lamentations 3:62
, "device" (R.V., "imagination").
Strong's Hebrew1902. higgayon -- resounding music, meditation, musing...
<< 1901, 1902. higgayon. 1903 >>. resounding music, meditation, musing. Transliteration:
higgayon Phonetic Spelling: (hig-gaw-yone') Short Definition: Higgaion
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