5791. avath
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avath: to be bent or crooked
Original Word: עָוַת
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: avath
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-vath')
Short Definition: pervert

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to be bent or crooked
NASB Translation
bent (1), cheat (1), crooked (1), defraud (1), pervert (3), stoop (1), subvert (1), thwarts (1), wronged (1).

[עָוַת] verb be bent, crooked (Late Hebrew id., Pi`el, Nithpa`el; Aramaic עַוֵּית Pa`el; compare , deceive PS3008); —

Pi`el Perfect3masculine singular suffix עִוְּתָ֑נִי Job 19:6, עִוְּתוֺ Ecclesiastes 7:13; 3plural suffix עִוְּתוּנִי Psalm 119:78; Imperfect3masculine singular יְעַוֵּת Psalm 146:9; Job 8:3, יְעַוֶּתֿ Job 8:3; Infinitive לְעַוֵּת Amos 8:5; Lamentations 3:22; —

1. a. make crooked = falsify, scales Amos 8:5; pervert justice (מִשְׁמָּט, צֶדֶק) Job 8:3 (twice in verse); Job 34:12 (all God subject); with accusative of person subvert (i.e. deprive of justice), אָדָם בְּרִיבוֺ ׳לְע Lamentations 3:36, compare Psalm 119:78; so עִוְּתָ֑נִי Job 19:6 (׳י subject).

2 bend, make crooked, דֶּרֶךְ רְשָׁעִים Psalm 146:9 (׳י subject); in General Ecclesiastes 7:13 (God subject; opposed to תִּקֵּן).

Pu`al Participle מְעֻוָּת Ecclesiastes 1:15 what is bent (opposed to תְּקֹן).

Hithpa`el Perfect3plural consecutive וְהִתְעַוְּתוּ Ecclesiastes 12:3 and the strong men bend themselves.

bow self, make crooked

A primitive root; to wrest -- bow self, (make) crooked., falsifying, overthrow, deal perversely, pervert, subvert, turn upside down.

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