3835. laban
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laban: brick
Original Word: לָבַן
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: laban
Phonetic Spelling: (law-ban')
Short Definition: brick

[לָבֵן] verb be white (on ֵ֯ see BaNB 166; LagBN 33, compare 53, 54 infers לָבֹן ֗֗֗ from לְבֹנָה; Late Hebrew id., Pi`el Hiph`il, and derivatives; Phoenician לבן white; Arabic milk; also be white, dialect of Yemen, MaltzanZMG xxvii, 1873, 247; apparently √ of following fourteen words, but this dubious especially in case of II. III. לָבָן, לְבָנָא, לִבְנָה, II. לְבוֺנָה, I. II. לִבְנִי); —

Hiph`il Perfect3plural הִלְבִּינוּ Joel 1:7; Imperfect1singular אַלְבִּין Psalm 51:9; 3plural יַלְבִּינוּ Isaiah 1:18; Infinitive construct וְלַלְבֵּן (= וּלְהַלְבֵּן) Daniel 11:35; —

1 make white = purify (ethical) Daniel 11:35 (no object expressed, "" צָרַף, בָּרֵר).

2 shew whiteness, grow white, of fig-tree, stripped by locusts, Joel 1:7; figurative of moral purity, ׳כַּשֶּׁלֶג יַלְב Isaiah 1:18; ׳מִשֶּׁלֶג אַלְב Psalm 51:9.

Hithpa`el Imperfect יִתְלַבְּנוּ Daniel 12:10 be purified (ethical, "" יִתְבָּֽרֲרוּ). — לָבַן, make brick, see below

[לָבַן] verb denominative make brick (as Assyrian labânu fromlibittu DlHWB 370); —

Qal Imperfect1pluralנִלְבְּנָה Genesis 11:3 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb); Infinitive construct לִלְבֹּן Exodus 5:7 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Exodus 5:14 (absolute)

make brick, be made, make whiter

A primitive root; to be (or become) white; also (as denominative from lbenah) to make bricks -- make brick, be (made, make) white(-r).

see HEBREW lbenah

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