7231. rabab
Lexical Summary
rabab: to be or become many or much
Original Word: רָבַב
Transliteration: rabab
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-bab')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be or become many or much
Meaning: to cast together, increase, in number, to multiply by the myriad
Strong's Concordance
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


H7231. rabab

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

Qal Perfect3feminine singular consecutive וְרַבָּהExodus 23:29; Isaiah 6:12, רָ֑בָּהGenesis 18:20 (Hosea 9:7 read הַמּשְׂטֵמָה וְרֹב‎ [for מ ׳וְרַבָּה ᵑ0‎] ᵐ5‎. We Now); elsewhere only 3 plural רַבּוּ1 Samuel 25:10+, רָ֑בּוּJeremiah 46:23+2t. [other forms supplied by רבה‎ q. v.]; Infinitivecstr רֹבGenesis 6:1; Joshua 9:13; Leviticus 25:16 ("" מְעֹט‎), suffix רֻבְּכֶםDeuteronomy 7:7, and perhaps רֻבָּםHosea 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; 25:19; 38:20; Ecclesiastes 5:10+ מִן‎ compare Jeremiah 46:23; Deuteronomy 7:7; Psalm 69:5; of things Isaiah 22:9; Psalm 4:8; 104:24, years Leviticus 25:16(P), sins Jeremiah 5:6; 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]



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