3833. labiy'
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labiy': great
Original Word: לָבִיא
Part of Speech: noun masculine, feminine; noun feminine; noun masculine; feminine
Transliteration: labiy'
Phonetic Spelling: (law-bee')
Short Definition: great

[לְבִי] noun [masculine, feminine] lion; — only plural and figurative of foes נַפְשִׁי בְּתוֺךְ לְבָאִם Psalm 57:5; of Assyrians לִבְאֹתָ֑יו Nahum 2:13 ("" גֹּרֹתָיו; suffix reference to אַרְיֵה).

לְבִיָּא noun feminine lioness (on format see LagBN 93); — Ezekiel 19:2 ("" אֲרָיוֺת) figurative of mother of Israel

לָבִיא noun [masculine] lion, possibly also [feminine] lioness (compare Arabic usage, and Genesis 49:9; Numbers 24:9; Job 4:11, etc.; but this by no means certain); — ׳ל absolute Genesis 49:9 10t.; — Isaiah 30:6 ("" לַיִשׁ), Job 38:39 ("" כְּפִיר); Genesis 49:9 in simile of victor's repose (רָבַץ; "" אַרְיֵה), compare Numbers 24:9 (with שָׁכַב; "" אֲרִי), Deuteronomy 33:20 (שָׁכֵן וְטָרַף); see also Numbers 23:24 (קוּם; "" אֲרִי); figurative of Nineveh Nahum 2:12 ("" אַרְיֵה), compare Isaiah 5:29 (שָֽׁאֲגָה in simile; "" כְּפִירִים); figurative of wicked Job 4:11 (+ אַרְיֵה, שָׁ֑חַל, כְּפִיר, לַיִשׁ Job 4:10; Job 4:11); simile of ׳י, devouring (אָכַל) in judgment Hosea 13:8; figurative of locusts ׳מְתַלְּעוֺת ל Joel 1:6 ("" שִׁנֵּי אַרְיֵה).

great, old, stout lion, lioness, young lion

Or (Ezek. 19:2) lbiyao {leb-ee-yaw'}; irreg. Masculine plural lbaviym {leb-aw-eem'}; irreg. Feminine plural lbaeowth {leb-aw-oth'}; from an unused root men. To roar; a lion (properly, a lioness as the fiercer (although not a roarer; compare 'ariy)) -- (great, old, stout) lion, lioness, young (lion).

see HEBREW 'ariy

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