Word Summary
kephir: young lion
Original Word: כְּפִיר
Transliteration: kephir
Phonetic Spelling: (kef-eer')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: young lion
Meaning: a village, a young lion
Strong's Concordance
young lion, village

From kaphar; a village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane) -- (young) lion, village. Compare kaphar.

see HEBREW kaphar

see HEBREW kaphar


H3715. kephir

כְּפִירnoun masculine young lion; — ׳כJudges 14:5 16t.; plural כְּפִרִיםJeremiah 2:15 3t.; כְּפִירִיםZechariah 11:3 7t.; suffix כְּפִירַיִךְ‎ Nahum 2:14; כְּפִירֶיהָEzekiel 38:13 (Co reads כנעניה‎); — literal ׳כ אֲרָיוֺתJudges 14:5 young lion of lions; Amos 3:4; Psalm 17:12. It differs from whelp גּוּרEzekiel 19:2-3,as old enough to hunt its prey, Jeremiah 25:38; Isaiah 11:6; Zechariah 11:3; Psalm 104:21; in simile of roar of hostile army Isaiah 5:29 ׅ‎ "" (לָבִיא‎ compare Jeremiah 51:38 ׅ‎ "" אריות (גּוֺרֵי‎; sim of ׳י‎s invincible might Isaiah 31:4 ׅ‎ "" (אַרְיֵה‎; of Israel among the nations, Micah 5:7; of Assyr. princes Nahum 2:12; of prince of Israel Ezekiel 19:5-6, other cases are: "" לָבִיאJob 38:39; "" שַׁחַלHosea 5:14; Psalm 91:13; Job 4:10; of bloodthirsty enemies Psalm 34:11; 35:17; 58:7; Jeremiah 2:15; ׳כ גויםEzekiel 32:2, of young warriors Nahum 2:14; 38:13 (?; see Co above); righteous compared with, Proverbs 28:1; king's wrath like roaring of, 19:12; 20:2; of one of faces of cherubim Ezekiel 41:19.