Word Summary
kathar: to surround
Original Word: כָּתַר
Transliteration: kathar
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-thar')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to surround
Meaning: to enclose, to crown, to besiege, to wait
Strong's Concordance
beset round, compass about, be crowne, suffer

A primitive root; to enclose; hence (in a friendly sense) to crown, (in a hostile one) to besiege; also to wait (as restraining oneself) -- beset round, compass about, be crowned inclose round, suffer.


H3803. kathar

[כָּתַר‎] verb surround (in

Pi`el), (Aramaic כַּתַּר‎ Pa`el, wait, hope for; Pa`el wait, await, remain: i.e. perhaps surrounded expectantly, see Job 36:2 below) —

Pi`el Perfect3plural כִּתְּרוּJudges 20:43 of surrounding an enemy; suffix כִּתְּרוּנִיPsalm 22:13 (in figurative; "" סְבָבוּנִי‎); Imperative כַּתַּרלִֿיJob 36:2 wait, I pray (as in Aramaic)

Hiph`il Imperfect3masculine plural צַדִּיקִים יַכְּתִּרוּ בִּי‎ Psalm 142:8 dubious, throw out crowns (Ges§ 53g), i.e. appear with crowns (denominative from כֶּתֶר‎; but this very late — only in Esther); figurative for triumph, because of me; but Gr Che יִתְמָּֽאֲרוּ‎ (see I. פאר‎); דָ֑עַת יַכְתִּרוּProverbs 14:18 dubious, Thes De and others throw out knowledge as a crown, make knowledge their crown (denominative from כֶּתֶר‎; but see above), Now, encompass knowledge, i.e. possess it ("" נָָֽחֲלוּ‎); sense good, but meaning of ׳כ‎ without "". Participle מַכְתִּירsurrounding (as Pi`el) Habakkuk 1:4 (with accusative of enemy).