Word Summary
qabab: to utter a curse against, curse
Original Word: קָבַב
Transliteration: qabab
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-bab')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to utter a curse against, curse
Meaning: to scoop out, to malign, execrate
Strong's Concordance

A primitive root; to scoop out, i.e. (figuratively) to malign or execrate (i.e. Stab with words) -- X at all, curse.


H6895. qabab

II. [קָבַב‎] verb utter a curse against, curse (compare [ב‎] יקו‎ Ecclus 41:7); —

Qal curse, with accusative, usually person: Perfect3masculine singular suffix קַכֹּה‎ (Ges§ 58d) Numbers 23:8; 2masculine singular suffix consecutive וְקַכֹּתוֺ23:27; Imperfect3masculine singular וַיִּקֹּב‎ (Ges§ 67g) Leviticus 24:11 (with accusative אֶתהַֿשֵּׁם‎); 2 masculine singular suffix תִּקֳּבֶנּוּNumbers 23:25 (+ Infinitive absolute); 1 singular אֶקֹּב23:8 (object omitted); נָוֵהוּ וָאֶקּוֺבJob 5:3 (probably corrupt; ᵐ5‎ Du read וַיִּדְקַב‎, compare Me Bi Siegf Beer; וַיִּמָּקֵד‎ Bu; וַיוּקַב‎ CheJQ July, 1897, 575; וַיִּבֹּק‎ BevJPhil, xxvi. 308 (compare Isaiah 24:1, 3; Jeremiah 51:2; Nahum 2:3)); 3masculine plural suffix יִקְּבֻהוּJob 3:8; Proverbs 11:26; 24:24; Imperative masculine singular קָֽבָהלִּֿי‎ (Ges§ 67pi. 329 ff.) Numbers 22:11, 17, suffix 3masculine singular וְקָבְנרֹלִי‎ (Ges§ 67o) 23:13 (all J E; all + לִי‎ as dativus commodi [dative of benefit], so also 23:27 see Perfect above); Infinitive absolute קֹב23:25 (+ Imperfect); Infinitive construct לָקֹב23:11; 24:10.

קבה‎ (√ of following (compare DlPr 113ii.1, 185): Arabic echinus, i.e. stomachi pars pelliculata; Syriac is collect, contain, water, cistern; Ethiopic have dropsy; Late Hebrew קֵבָה‎ = Biblical Hebrew)