Word Summary
gab: a back
Original Word: גַבּ
Transliteration: gab
Phonetic Spelling: (gab)
Part of Speech: Noun
Short Definition: a back
Meaning: the back, the top, rim, a boss, a vault, arch of eye, bulwarks
Strong's Concordance
the top or rim, a boss, a vault

From an unused root meaning to hollow or curve; the back (as rounded (compare gev and guwph); by analogy, the top or rim, a boss, a vault, arch of eye, bulwarks, etc. -- back, body, boss, eminent (higher) place, (eye)brows, nave, ring.

see HEBREW gev

see HEBREW guwph


H1354. gab

גַּבback, etc., see below גבב

[גָּב‎], גָּבִים‎ see גוב‎.

גַּבnoun masculine:? compare Ezekiel 43:13 (feminine1:18) anything convex, curved, gibbous, e.g. back, chiefly late; — absolute גָּ֑ב16:24; construct גַּב43:13 (read ᵐ5 גֹּבַהּ‎ Ew Sm Co); suffix גַּבִּיPsalm 129:3, גַּבֵךְEzekiel 16:31, 39; plural construct גַּבֹּתLeviticus 14:9, גַּבֵּיJob 13:12; 15:26; suffix גַּבֵּיהֶם1 Kings 7:33, גַּבֵּהֶםEzekiel 10:12, גַּבֵּיהֶן1:18, גַֹּבֹּתָם1:18; —

1 back, of man (figurative of Israel) Psalm 129:3; apparently of cherubim Ezekiel 10:12, but Hi Sm emend v. so that ׳גּ‎ refers to wheels, rim see 6 below

2 mound, for illicit worship Ezekiel 16:24, 31, 39 (all "" רמה‎); ᵑ9 ᵐ5lupanar, brothel, after analogy of fornix, but this without sufficient proof, & needless.

3 boss, or convex projection, of shield Job 15:26 (figurative) he runneth against him... with the stout bosses of his shields (i.e. wicked against ׳י‎); so in Arabic in similar phrase; compare also Arabic , shield; also French bouclier from boucle.

4 bulwarks, breastworks, figurative for arguments גַּבֵּיכֶם לְגַבֵּיחֹֿמֶרJob 13:12 breastworks of clay are your breastworks.

5 brow, only עֵינָיו גַּבֹּתLeviticus 14:9 his eyebrows.

6 rim of wheel, felloe 1 Kings 7:33; Ezekiel 1:18 (twice in verse); so perhaps 10:12 see 1 above — 43:13; elevation, i.e. basement of altar, Da after MT., but see גֹּבַהּ‎, compare above