Word Summary
tabal: to dip
Original Word: טָבַל
Transliteration: tabal
Phonetic Spelling: (taw-bal')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to dip
Meaning: to dip, to immerse
Strong's Concordance
dip, plunge

A primitive root; to dip, to immerse -- dip, plunge.


H2881. tabal

I. טָבַלverb dip (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic טְבַלdip, bathe; compare perhaps Arabic saturavit tinctura vestem, Frey) —

Qal Perfect וְטָבַל‎ consecutive Leviticus 4:6 5t.; וְטָבַלְתְּ‎ consecutive Ruth 2:14; וּטְבַלְתֶּם‎ consecutive Exodus 12:22; Imperfect וַיִּטְבֹּלLeviticus 9:9 3t.; 2 masculine singular suffix תִּטְבְּלֵנִיJob 9:31; וַיִּטְבְּלוּGenesis 37:31dip:

1 transitive, dip a thing in, with accusative of thing + בְּ‎: in blood Genesis 37:31 (J), so especially in connection with sacrifices Leviticus 4:6; 9:9; 14:6, 51 (also in fresh water); in water, for purification Numbers 19:18 (all P); of dipping rod in honey 1 Samuel 14:27, bread in vinegar Ruth 2:24, foot in oil Deuteronomy 33:24 (poem); תִּטְבְּלֵנִי בַּשַּׁחַתJob 9:31 in the ditch dost thou dip me; accusative omitted Exodus 12:22 (J E; in blood), 2 Kings 8:15 (in water); but also + מִן‎ = moisten with, with some of Leviticus 4:17 (blood), 14:16 (oil).

2 intransitive, dip (oneself), followed by בְּ‎, 2 Kings 5:14 in Jordan ("" בְּ רָחַץ5:10; 5:12).

Niph`al Perfect3masculine plural נִּטְבְּלוּJoshua 3:15 be dipped, בְּ‎ of water.