Word Summary
nabab: to hollow out
Original Word: נָבַב
Transliteration: nabab
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-bab')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to hollow out
Meaning: to pierce, to be hollow, foolish
Strong's Concordance
hollow, vain

A primitive root; to pierce; to be hollow, or (figuratively) foolish -- hollow, vain.


H5014. nabab

[נָבַב‎] verb hollow out (compare Assyrian imbubu, flute, DlHWB 443, Late Hebrew אַבּוּבid., Aramaic אַבּוּבָאid.; hence also Arabic knots in reed, part of reed between knots, reed; see HoffmLCB 1882, 321 Frä23 Fl in LevyTW i. 417); —

Qal Passive participle נָבוּבJob 11:12; Jeremiah 52:21; נְבוּבExodus 27:8; 38:7; — hollowed, hollow: of altar of tabernacle לֻחוֺת נְבוּב27:8; 38:7 (P); of pillar in temple Jeremiah 52:21; figurative נָבוּב אִישׁJob 11:12, i.e. empty, hollow-minded man.

נֹ֫בֶה‎ see נֹב‎.