6621. petha
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petha: suddenness
Original Word: פֶּ֫תַע
Part of Speech: substantive
Transliteration: petha
Phonetic Spelling: (peh'-thah)
Short Definition: suddenly

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
NASB Translation
instant (1), instantly (2), suddenly (3), very (1).

מֶּתַע substantive suddenness ( √ unknown: compare Assyrian ina pitti, ina pittimma, in suddenness, instantly, DlHWB 553): — Numbers 35:22 . . . הֲדָפוֺ וְאִםבְּֿפֶתַע if he have thrust him in suddenness, before he is aware what he has done (i.e. accidentally); + מִּתְאֹם Numbers 6:9 וכי ימות מת עליו בפתע פתאם i.e. very suddenly; לְפֶתַע according to (לְ, p. 5 I 6 b) suddenness, Isaiah 29:5 והיה לפתע פתאם = at an instant, suddenly, Isaiah 30:13 שִׁבְרָהּ אשׁר פתאם לפתע יבוא. As adverb accusative, suddenly, Proverbs 6:15 (= Proverbs 29:1) מֶּתַע יִשָּׁבֵר, Habakkuk 2:7.

at an instant, suddenly, very

From an unused root meaning to open (the eyes); a wink, i.e. Moment (compare pith'owm) (used only (with or without preposition) adverbially, quickly or unexpectedly) -- at an instant, suddenly, X very.

see HEBREW pith'owm

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