7231. rabab
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rabab: to be or become many or much
Original Word: רָבַב
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: rabab
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-bab')
Short Definition: many

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to be or become many or much
NASB Translation
abound (1), become...numerous (1), been many (1), great (1), increase (1), increased (1), long (1), many (9), more (1), more in number (1), multiplied (2), multiply (1), numerous (1).

I. [רָבַב] verb be or become, many, much (Late Hebrew רַב especially lord, master, רַבִּי my master teacher; MI5 adjective plural רבן; Ph רב feminine רבת; Assyrian [rabâbu], rabbu; Arabic rear, increase (active; thick juice, compare Late Hebrew רְבָב grease is thought by Buhl and others to indicate original meaning be thick), lord, owner, master; Sabean רב especially in proper names, רבאל, רבבם רבשמסם, etc., CISiv,nos-285, 3; 286,1; 287,12, etc.; Lihyanian רבה its lord DHMEpigr.Denkm.Arabic 232; Eth expund, spread (intransitive); Aramaic רַב great, chief, so Old Aramaic, Nabataean, Palmyrene רב, Lzb366 Cook107); —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular consecutive וְרַבָּה Exodus 23:29; Isaiah 6:12, רָ֑בָּה Genesis 18:20 (Hosea 9:7 read וְרֹב הַמּשְׂטֵמָה [for ᵑ0 ׳וְרַבָּה מ] ᵐ5. We Now); elsewhere only 3 plural רַבּוּ 1 Samuel 25:10+, רָ֑בּוּ Jeremiah 46:23+2t. [other forms supplied by רבה q. v.]; Infinitivecstr רֹב Genesis 6:1; Joshua 9:13; Leviticus 25:16 ("" מְעֹט), suffix רֻבְּכֶם Deuteronomy 7:7, and perhaps רֻבָּם Hosea 4:7 (compare רֹב below); —

1 be (become) many, person Genesis 6:1 (J) Exodus 23:29 (E; see above), 1 Samuel 25:10; Hosea 4:7 (perhaps), Isaiah 66:16; Psalm 3:2; Psalm 25:19; Psalm 38:20; Ecclesiastes 5:10+ מִן compare Jeremiah 46:23; Deuteronomy 7:7; Psalm 69:5; of things Isaiah 22:9; Psalm 4:8; Psalm 104:24, years Leviticus 25:16(P), sins Jeremiah 5:6; Jeremiah 14:7; Isaiah 59:12; Job 35:6 .

2 become great, Genesis 18:20 (J) Isaiah 6:12; be long, of journey, Joshua 9:13

Pu`al see [רָבַב]


increase, be manifold, be more, multiply, ten thousands

A primitive root; properly, to cast together (compare rabiyb), i.e. Increase, especially in number; also (as denominative from rbabah) to multiply by the myriad -- increase, be many(-ifold), be more, multiply, ten thousands.

see HEBREW rabiyb

see HEBREW rbabah

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