5592. caph
Lexical Summary
caph: a basin, goblet
Original Word: סַף
Transliteration: caph
Phonetic Spelling: (saf)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a basin, goblet
Meaning: a vestibule, a dish
Strong's Concordance
bason, bowl, cup, door post, gate, post, threshold

From caphaph, in its original sense of containing; a vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine) -- bason, bowl, cup, door (post), gate, post, threshold.

see HEBREW caphaph


H5592. caph

I. סַףnoun masculine basin, goblet (Late Hebrew סַף‎; Phoenician סף‎ (Inscription of Tyre(1), 5, 6) SchrödZMG xxxix (1886), 317 f. ClGannAnnales du Musée Guimet x. 511 = Recuell d'arch. orient.(1886), 89 HalRŠJ xii.107 Bloch; but Lzb330 door-sill); — ׳ס‎ absolutebasin Exodus 12:22 (twice in verse) (J; containing blood of passover lamb); construct סַףרַֿעַלZechariah 12:2 goblet of reeling (intoxicating, figurative), probably also Habakkuk 2:15, where read חֲמָֽתְךָ מִסַּףfrom the goblet of thy fury (for ח ׳מְסַמֵּחַ ᵑ0‎, see I. ספח‎); plural absolute סַמּוֺת2 Samuel 17:28 basins for ordinary use; הַסִּמִּיםJeremiah 52:19, הַסִמּוֺת1 Kings 7:50 and construct כֶּסֶף סִמּוֺת2 Kings 12:14, of temple utensils.

II. סַףnoun masculineAmos 9:1 threshold, sill (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician see Lzb1. סַף‎; Aramaic סִמָּא‎, Arabic sippu Dl509, all id.); — absolute ׳ס2 Kings 12:10 +, also הַסָּ֑ףJudges 19:27 3t. (Baer Ginsb), הַסָּ֑ף2 Kings 25:8; suffix סִמִּיEzekiel 43:8, סִמָּם43:8; plural סִמִּיםAmos 9:1; Isaiah 6:4 6t. Ezra, Chronicles; — threshold, sill Judges 19:27; Amos 9:1; Isaiah 6:4; Ezekiel 41:16 (twice in verse); 43:8 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 3:7, ׳ס הַבַּיִת1 Kings 14:17, ׳ס הַשַּׁעַרEzekiel 40:6-7, compare 40:6 b הַסַּף שֹׁמֵרֹ‎ = door-keeper, an important temple official, Jeremiah 35:4, so הַסּ ׳שֹׁמְרֵי2 Kings 12:10 (priests), 22:4 2 Chronicles 34:9 (Levites!), 2 Kings 23:4; 25:18 = Jeremiah 52:24; in Persia, of palace Esther 2:21; 6:2; of tabernacle ׳שׁ הַסִּמִּים1 Chronicles 9:19; ׳הַסּ שֹׁעֲרֵי2 Chronicles 23:4 (Levites), בַּסּ ׳שֹׁעֲרִים1 Chronicles 9:22; collective בַּסָּ֑ף חֹרֶבZephaniah 2:14 desolation in the thresholds.


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