Word Summary
cether: a covering, hiding place, secrecy
Original Word: סֵתֶר
Transliteration: cether
Phonetic Spelling: (say'-ther)
Part of Speech: noun masculine; noun feminine
Short Definition: a covering, hiding place, secrecy
Meaning: a covering, hiding place, secrecy
Strong's Concordance
backbiting, covering, covert, disguise, hiding place, protection, secretly,

Or (feminine) cithrah (Deut. 32:38), {sith-raw'}; from cathar; a cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense) -- backbiting, covering, covert, X disguise(-th), hiding place, privily, protection, secret(-ly, place).

see HEBREW cathar


H5643. cether

סֵ֫תֶרnoun [masculine] covering, hiding-place, secrecy; — absolute ׳סJudges 3:19 +, ס֑תֶר2 Samuel 12:12; Proverbs 25:23, סֶ֑תֶרPsalm 139:15; construct סֵ֫תֶר1 Samuel 25:20 +; suffix סִתְרוֺPsalm 18:12 (insert also "" 2 Samuel 22:12 ᵑ6 ᵐ5‎ Th Bu HPS), סִתְרִיPsalm 119:114; plural סְתָרִיםProverbs 9:17; —

1 covering, cover, ׳בְּס הָהָר1 Samuel 25:20 under cover of the mountain, concealed by it; of clouds as covering for ׳י‎ (shutting out his view) Job 22:14, of darkness (i.e. dark clouds) as ׳י‎'s hiding-place (in theoph.) Psalm 18:12 (= 2 Samuel 22:12 see above), so ׳ס רַ֑עַם‎ 2Sam 81:8 hiding-place of thunder; of adulterer יָשִׂים ׳ס מָּנִיםJob 24:15 i.e. disguiseth himself.

2. a. hidng-place, 1 Samuel 19:2; Isaiah 28:17 ׳ס הַמַּדְרֵגָהSong of Solomon 2:14 (in figurative; "" הַסֶּלַע חַגְוֵי‎), of hippopotamus Job 40:21; figurative of Israel as shelter to Moab with מִמְּנֵיIsaiah 16:6, of ideal Israelite, as ׳ס זֶרֶם32:2, especially of ׳י‎ as shelter: ׳ס אָהֳלוֺPsalm 27:5, ׳ס מָּנֶיךָ31:21, ׳ס כְּנָפֶיךָ61:5, ׳ס עֶלְיוֺן91:1, ס ׳אַתָּה לִי32:7; compare 119:114.

b. secret place, of womb Psalm 139:15 ("" אָ֑רֶץ תַּחְתִּיּוֺת‎).

3 secrecy: ׳דְּבַרסֿJudges 3:19 a matter of secrecy, secret matter; plural abstract intensive סְתָרִים לֶחֶםProverbs 9:17 bread of utter secrecy (i.e. gained stealthily, "" גְּנוּבִים מַיִם‎); סָ֑תֶר לְשֹׁן25:23 tongue of secrecy, i.e. slanderous; elsewhere ׳בַּסּin secrecy, secretly Deuteronomy 13:7; 27:15, 24; 28:57; 2 Samuel 12:12; Jeremiah 37:17; 38:16; 40:15; Isaiah 45:19; 48:16; Job 13:10; 31:27; Proverbs 21:14; Psalm 101:5.

סִתְרָהnoun feminine shelter, protection, ׳ס עֲלֵיכֶם יְהִיDeuteronomy 32:38 (read perhaps יהיו‎, compare Dr) let them (the strange gods) be over you as a shelter.