6172. ervah
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ervah: nakedness
Original Word: עֶרְוָה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: ervah
Phonetic Spelling: (er-vaw')
Short Definition: nakedness

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from arah
NASB Translation
bare (1), indecency (1), indecent (1), nakedness (48), shame (1), undefended parts (2).

עֶרְוָה54 noun feminine nakedness, pudenda; — absolute ׳ע Exodus 28:42; Leviticus 18:6; usually construct עֶרְוַת Genesis 9:22 +, suffix עֶרְוָ˜תְךָ Exodus 20:23 (Ginsb), Leviticus 18:10; עֶרְוָתֵךְ Isaiah 47:3 +; ת֯וֺ Leviticus 20:17, תָ֯הּ Leviticus 18:7 +; suffix 3 feminine plural עֶרְוָתָן Leviticus 18:9; Leviticus 18:10; —

1 pudenda, of man ׳רָאָה ע implying shameful exposure Genesis 9:22,23 (J); mostly of woman: figurative of Jerusalem (with רָאָה) Lamentations 1:3; Ezekiel 16:37; usually with ׃ נלה literal ׳תִּגָּלֶה ע i.e. be exposed to view Exodus 20:23 (Ginsb; van d. H. Exodus 20:26; E), so, as shameful punishment, figurative of Egypt Isaiah 20:4 (gloss according to Du Che Di-Kit), Babylonian Isaiah 47:3, of Jerusalem Ezekiel 16:37; Ezekiel 23:10,29 (עֶרְוַת זְנוּנַיִךְ; all three object of active verb); chiefly euphemism for cohabitation, ׳גִּלָּה ע Leviticus 18:6 + (see גלה Pi`el 1 a; figurative of Jerusalem (verb passive) Ezekiel 16:36; ׳רָאָה ע in same meaning Leviticus 20:17 (twice in verse) (H; of both sexes); ׳ע also Leviticus 18:8,10,16 (H); ׳כִּסָּה ע cover nakedness Genesis 9:23 (J), Exodus 28:42 (P; ׳בְּשַׂר ע), Hosea 2:11 (figurative of Israel), Ezekiel 16:8 (of Jerusalem); reviling words are אִמֶּ֑ךָ ׳לְבשֶׁת ע 1 Samuel 20:30 (compare DoughtyArab. Deserta i. 269).

2 עֶרְוַת דָּבָר nakedness of a thing, i.e. probably indecency, improper behaviour Deuteronomy 23:15; Deuteronomy 24:1 (see Dr).

3 figurative הָאָרֶץ ׳ע Genesis 42:9,12 (E), i.e. its exposed, undefended parts (Arabic ).

nakedness, shame, uncleanness

From arah; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish) -- nakedness, shame, unclean(-ness).

see HEBREW arah

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