2420. chidah
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chidah: a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or question
Original Word: חִידָה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: chidah
Phonetic Spelling: (khee-daw')
Short Definition: riddle

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or question
NASB Translation
dark sayings (2), difficult questions (2), insinuations (1), intrigue (1), riddle (10), riddles (1).

חִידָה noun feminine riddle, enigmatic, perplexing saying or question; — absolute ׳ח Judges 14:12 6t.; suffix חִידָתִי Judges 14:18; Psalm 49:5; חִידָֽתְךָ Judges 14:13; plural absolute חִידוֺת 1 Kings 10:1 4t.; חִידֹת Numbers 12:8; suffix חִידֹתָם Proverbs 1:6; —

1 riddle = dark, obscure utterance Numbers 12:8 (J E; opposed to מֶּהאֶֿלמֶּֿה and מַרְאֶה); of something put indirectly and needing interpretation; — an allegory ׳חוד ח Ezekiel 17:2 ("" מְשֹׁל מָשָׁל); allegorical and figurative sayings Proverbs 1:6 ("" מְלִיצָה מָשָׁל and בְרֵי חֲכָמִים Di); enigmatic sentences and comparisons, declaring fate of Chaldeans Habakkuk 2:6 (+ מְלִיצָה; "" מָשָׁל), perplexing moral problem Psalm 49:5 (with מָּתַח open, propound; "" מָשָׁל), a lesson taught indirectly Psalm 78:2 (מִנִּי קֶדֶם ׳ח, with הִבִּיעַ; "" מָשָׁל).

2 riddle, enigma, to be guessed, in Judges 14:

a. with vb. חוּד Judges 14:12,13,16 propound a riddle.

b. with vb. הִגִּיד tell (give answer to) a riddle Judges 14:14,15,17,19.

c. with vb. מצא find out a riddle Judges 14:18.

3 perplexing questions by which queen of Sheba put Solomon to the test (נִסָּה) 1 Kings 10:1 2Chronicles 9:1.

4 with הֵבִין skilled in double-dealing Daniel 8:23 (Bev).

dark saying sentence, speech, hard question, proverb, riddle

From chuwd; a puzzle, hence, a trick, conundrum, sententious maxim -- dark saying (sentence, speech), hard question, proverb, riddle.

see HEBREW chuwd

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