Word Summary
tsaba: to wage war, serve
Original Word: צָבָא
Transliteration: tsaba
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-baw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to wage war, serve
Meaning: to wage war, serve
Strong's Concordance
assemble, fight, perform, muster, wait upon, war

A primitive root; to mass (an army or servants) -- assemble, fight, perform, muster, wait upon, war.


H6633. tsaba

[צָבָא‎] verb wage war, serve (Sabean צֿבאwage war with, also noun army, campaign HomChrest. 125 CISiv. 299, 1. 2 DHMVOJ i.28; Ethiopic ( > ) wage war; Assyrian ƒâbu, man, soldier;ZMG xl (1886), 726 and others compare (on account of Sabean, Ethiopic ) Arabic conceal oneself, hence lie in wait; this is phonetically suitable, but better in meaning would be go or come forth (against one), etc., so Thes LagBN 21; Frä232 compare young man); —

Qal Perfect3masculine plural צבְאוּExodus 38:8; Zechariah 14:12; Imperfect3masculine plural יִצְבְּאוּNumbers 31:7; Infinitive construct לִצְבֹּאIsaiah 31:4; לִצְבאֹNumbers 4:23; 8:24; Participle plural צֹבְאִים31:42; Isaiah 29:7-8, suffix צֹבֶיהָ29:7 (Ges§ 75oo; Di צָרֶיהָ‎); feminine plural צֹבְאֹתExodus 38:8; צֹבְאוֺת1 Samuel 2:22; —

1 wage war, fight, with עַלagainst, Numbers 31:7 (P) Isaiah 29:7-8, 31:4; Zechariah 14:12, with suffix Isaiah 29:7 (?); absolute Numbers 31:42(P).

2 serve at sacred tent, Levites, with accusative צָבָאNumbers 4:23; 8:24 (P); women Exodus 38:8 (twice in verse) (P) 1 Samuel 2:22.

Hiph`il Participle וגו אֶתעַֿם ׳הַמַּצְבִּא2 Kings 25:19 = Jeremiah 52:25 muster..