Word Summary
caba': to imbibe, drink largely
Original Word: סָבָא
Transliteration: caba'
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-baw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to imbibe, drink largely
Meaning: to quaff to satiety, become tipsy
Strong's Concordance
drunkard, fill self, Sabean, winebibber

A primitive root; to quaff to satiety, i.e. Become tipsy -- drunkard, fill self, Sabean, (wine-)bibber.


H5433. caba

' [סָבָא‎] verb imbibe, drink largely (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic סְבָאid. (rare); compare Assyrian sabû, sesame-wine DlHWB; — Arabic wine, is probably loan-word and import foreign wine denominative, Frä157f); —

Qal Imperfect1plural cohortative נִסְבְּאָהIsaiah 56:12; Participle active סֹבֵאDeuteronomy 21:20; Proverbs 23:21; plural סובאיםEzekiel 23:42 Kt (Qr סָבָאִים‎, see below); construct סֹבְאֵיProverbs 23:20; passive סְבוּאִיםNahum 1:10; — imbibe, with accusative שֵׁכָרIsaiah 56:12; participle active = substantive wine-bibber, drunkard Deuteronomy 21:20; Proverbs 23:21 (both + זוֺלֵל‎); fully, יָיִ֑ן סֹבְאֵי23:20 (+ בָשָׂר זֹלֲלֵי‎); so also Ezekiel 23:42 Kt (Qr perhaps name of a people, so ᵑ6‎ AV, see below), which read Sm RV SgfrKau Da; Co thinks dittograph of מוּבָאִים‎, but perhaps the reverse (ToyHpt omits מוּבָאִים‎): > Berthol (q. v.) מִסְּבָא‎; other conjectures see in Sm; סְבוּאִים וּכְסָבְאָםNahum 1:10 is probably corrupt, passive participle of person dubious, and sense obscure; strike out both as dittograph GunkZAW xiii (1893), 235 Now; omitted in translation We Kau. On Hosea 4:18 see סֹבֶא‎.

[סָבָא‎] only plural סָבָאִיםEzekiel 23:42 Qr = drunkards, wine-bibbers (?) so Thes and others, but see סְבָאִים‎.