A primitive root (compare chabab); to secrete -- hide (self).
see HEBREW chabab
[חָבָה] verb withdraw, hide, compare חבא; —
Qal Imperative masculine singular חֲבִי Isaiah 26:20 (Aramaic form, Ol§ 235, 3 Ew§ 224.c Du; Di reads חֲבֵּי = חֲבֵה), withdraw into privacy ("" בַחֲדָרֶיךָ בּאֹ).
Niph`al Perfect וְנֶחְבָּה consecutive Jeremiah 49:10; לְנַחְבֵּתֶם consecutive Joshua 2:16 (JE); Infinitive לְהֵחָבֵה (as א׳׳ל) 1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 7:12; withdraw, hide oneself, literal Josh 216 (JE), followed by שָׁמָּה; 7:12 with בְּ local; 1 Kings 22:25; of Esau = Edom, hiding from judgment of יוּכָּ֑ל לֹא וְנֶחְבָּה ׳י, Jeremiah 49:10, as pointed, meant no doubt as perfect, but construction then hard; read rather infinitive absolute נַחְבֹּה; so Gf Gie and others (see Köi. 624).