3730. kaphtor
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kaphtor: capital, knob, bulb
Original Word: כַּפְתֹּר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: kaphtor
Phonetic Spelling: (kaf-tore')
Short Definition: bulb

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
capital, knob, bulb
NASB Translation
bulb (10), bulbs (6), capitals (1), tops of her pillars (1).

I. כַּפְתּוֺר כַּפְתֹּר noun masculine

1 capital,

2 knob, bulb (

2 perhaps earlier meaning; HoffmZAW iii. (1883), 124, compare Syriac pear (LöwNo. 153), from shape); —

1 כַּפְתּוֺר Amos 9:1 capital of pillar; so plural suffix כַּפְתֹּרֶיהָ Zephaniah 2:14.

2 כַּפְתֹּר, knob or bulb, ornament on the golden lamp-stand in tabernacle; ᵐ5 σφαιρωτήρ, JosArchaeology iii, 6, 7 ρὁΐσκος small pomegranate; ᵑ9. sphaerula:Exodus 25:33 (twice in verse); Exodus 25:35 (3 t. in verse) = Exodus 37:19 (twice in verse); Exodus 37:21 (3 t. in verse); suffix כַּפְתֹּרֶיהָ Exodus 25:31,34 = Exodus 37:17,20, כַּפְתֹּרֵיהֶם Exodus 25:36 = Exodus 37:22 (all P).

knop, upper lintel

Or (Am. 9:1) kaphtowr {kaf-tore'}; probably from an unused root meaning to encircle; a chaplet; but used only in an architectonic sense, i.e. The capital of a column, or a wreath-like button or disk on the candelabrum: knop, (upper) lintel.

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