Word Summary
chidah: a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or question
Original Word: חִידָה
Transliteration: chidah
Phonetic Spelling: (khee-daw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or question
Meaning: a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or question
Strong's Concordance
dark saying sentence, speech, hard question, proverb, riddle

From chuwd; a puzzle, hence, a trick, conundrum, sententious maxim -- dark saying (sentence, speech), hard question, proverb, riddle.

see HEBREW chuwd


H2420. chidah

חִידָהnoun feminine riddle, enigmatic, perplexing saying or question; — absolute ׳חJudges 14:12 6t.; suffix חִידָתִי14:18; Psalm 49:5; חִידָֽתְךָJudges 14:13; plural absolute חִידוֺת1 Kings 10:1 4t.; חִידֹתNumbers 12:8; suffix חִידֹתָםProverbs 1:6; —

1 riddle = dark, obscure utterance Numbers 12:8 (J E; opposed to מֶּהאֶֿלמֶּֿה‎ and מַרְאֶה‎); of something put indirectly and needing interpretation; — an allegory ח ׳חודEzekiel 17:2 ("" מָשָׁל מְשֹׁל‎); allegorical and figurative sayings Proverbs 1:6 ("" מָשָׁל מְלִיצָה‎ and חֲכָמִים בְרֵי‎ Di); enigmatic sentences and comparisons, declaring fate of Chaldeans Habakkuk 2:6 (+ מְלִיצָה‎; "" מָשָׁל‎), perplexing moral problem Psalm 49:5 (with מָּתַחopen, propound; "" מָשָׁל‎), a lesson taught indirectly 78:2 (׳ח קֶדֶם מִנִּי‎, with הִבִּיעַ‎; "" מָשָׁל‎).

2 riddle, enigma, to be guessed, in Judges 14:

a. with vb. חוּדJudges 14:12-13, 16 propound a riddle.

b. with vb. הִגִּידtell (give answer to) a riddle Judges 14:14-15, 17, 19.

c. with vb. מצאfind out a riddle Judges 14:18.

3 perplexing questions by which queen of Sheba put Solomon to the test (נִסָּה‎) 1 Kings 10:1 2 Chronicles 9:1.

4 with הֵבִין‎ skilled in double-dealing Daniel 8:23 (Bev).