3943. laphath
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laphath: to twist, turn, grasp with a twisting motion
Original Word: לָפַת
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: laphath
Phonetic Spelling: (law-fath')
Short Definition: forward

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to twist, turn, grasp with a twisting motion
NASB Translation
bent forward (1), grasped (1), wind along (1).

[לָפַת] verb twist, turn, grasp with a twisting motion (Arabic twist, wring; Assyrian lapâtu, overthrow, DlHWB 382); —

Qal Imperfect וַיִּלְמֹּת Judges 16:29 followed by accusative, Samson grasped the two middle columns.

Niph`al Imperfect3masculine singular וַיִּלָּפֵת Ruth 3:8 the man started up and twisted himself; 3 masculine plural יִלָּֽפְתוּ Job 6:18 the paths of their way [i.e. of the streams] turn aside (twist, wind, with lessening force), so AV Hi De Da Bu > Ew Ol Di Siegf Du, who read Qal יִלְמְּתוּ or Pi`el יְלַמְּתוּ, making ארחות, = caravans, subject

לֵץ, לָצוֺן see below ליץ.

take hold, turn aside self

A primitive root; properly, to bend, i.e. (by implication) to clasp; also (reflexively) to turn around or aside -- take hold, turn aside (self).

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