7251. raba
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raba: to square
Original Word: רָבַע
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: raba
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-bah')
Short Definition: square

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
denominative verb from arba
to square
NASB Translation
square (11), squared (1).

[רְבַע] verb denominative, only Passive participle squared, square; —

Qal Passive participle רָבוּעַ square, of altar Exodus 27:1; Exodus 30:2; Exodus 37:25; Exodus 38:1, compare Ezekiel 43:16; breastplate Ezekiel 30:2; Ezekiel 39:9; plural רְבֻעִים, of doorways, etc. [on text see Kit Benz] 1 Kings 7:5; feminine singular רְבֻעָה as substantive = a square Ezekiel 41:21 (accusative Co Toy, omit מְזוּזַת, and joining ׳ר to Ezekiel 41:20; Krae reads מְזוּזתֹ רְבֻעֹת, compare 1 Kings 6:33, רְבִייְִ 2).

Pu`al Participle square, מְרֻבַּע Ezekiel 45:2, of piece of land; feminine singular מְרֻבָּ֑עַת Ezekiel 40:47, of court; feminine plural מְרֻבָּעוֺת 1 Kings 7:31 (opposed to עֲנֻלּוֺת), of borders of bases (compare Sabean רבעתם, a kind of square building, SabDenkm31).


A primitive root (rather identical with raba' through the idea of sprawling "at all fours" (or possibly the reverse is the order of deriv.); compare arba'); properly, to be four (sided); used only as denominative of reba'; to be quadrate -- (four-)square(-d).

see HEBREW raba'

see HEBREW arba'

see HEBREW reba'

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