Word Summary
kowc: a cup
Original Word: כּוֹס
Transliteration: kowc
Phonetic Spelling: (koce)
Part of Speech: noun feminine; noun masculine
Short Definition: a cup
Meaning: a cup, a lot, some unclean bird, an owl
Strong's Concordance
cup, small owl

From an unused root meaning to hold together; a cup (as a container), often figuratively, a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup-like cavity of its eye) -- cup, (small) owl. Compare kiyc.

see HEBREW kiyc


H3563. kowc

I. כּוֺסnoun feminineLamentations 4:21 cup (√ unknown; perhaps kindred with כִּיס‎, q. v.; Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician כסת‎; Aramaic כָּס‎, ; Arabic is Aramaic loan-word according to Frä171, but see DHMVOJ i. 27) — ׳כ‎ absolute Genesis 40:11 +; כּ֯יֹסProverbs 23:31; construct Genesis 40:11 +; suffix כּוֺסִיPsalm 16:5; 23:5 etc.; plural absolute כֹּסוֺתJeremiah 35:5; — cup 2 Samuel 12:3; for wine Genesis 40:11 (3 t. in verse); 40:13, 21 (all E), Proverbs 23:31; Jeremiah 35:5; שְׂפַתאכּוֺס1 Kings 7:26; 2 Chronicles 4:5; ׳כ תַּנְחוּמִיםJeremiah 16:7 the cup offered to mourners; figurative (wine-) cup of judgement of ׳י‎, from which the nations, or Israel, must drink 49:12; Lamentations 4:21; Psalm 75:9; ׳כ חֲמָתוֺIsaiah 51:17, 22; הַחֵמָה ׳כ הַיַּיִןJeremiah 25:15, compare 25:17; 25:28; ׳כ הַתַּרְעֵלָהIsaiah 51:17, 22; וּשְׁמָמָה שַׁמָּה ׳כEzekiel 23:33, compare 23:31; 23:32; 23:33; ׳כ י ׳יְמִיןHabakkuk 2:16; by bold metaphor Babylon is such a cup י ׳בְּיַד ׳כ זָהָבJeremiah 51:7; so of wicked persons, fire, brimstone, and burning wind are מְנָתאכּוֺסָםPsalm 11:6 the portion of their cup; ׳כ‎ in good sense, cup of blessing 23:5 (overflowing); ׳י וְכוֺסִי חֶלְקִי מְנָת16:5; ׳כ יְשׁוּעוֺת116:13.

II. כּוֺסnoun [masculine] a kind of owl (according to Vrss.; see Kn-Di Leviticus 11:17; word perhaps onomatopoetic) — unclean bird 11:17; Deuteronomy 14:16, dwelling in ruins ׳כִ חֳרָבוֺתPsalm 102:7.

I. כור‎ (√ of following; perhaps be or make round, hence furnace, pot, basin, from shape; Arabic wind about (e.g. a turban), turn or twist (of turban), blacksmith's fire-place, hornet's or bees' nest, ** means also a camel's saddle (or 'howdah') with its apparatus, see Frey, Lane; bundle; > Thes compare Syriac incaluit (Lexicons aestuavit, calefactus est)).