Word Summary
quts: arise, be awake, watch
Original Word: קוּץ
Transliteration: quts
Phonetic Spelling: (koots)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: arise, be awake, watch
Meaning: arise, be awake, watch
Strong's Concordance
arise, be awake, watch

A primitive root (identical with quwts through the idea of abruptness in starting up from sleep (compare yaqats)); to awake (literally or figuratively) -- arise, (be) (a-)wake, watch.

see HEBREW quwts

see HEBREW yaqats


H6974. quts

I. [קִיץ‎] verb Hiph`il awake ("" form of יקץ‎; Late Hebrew in Hiph`il (rare)); — Perfect3masculine singular הֵקִיץ2 Kings 4:31; Ezekiel 7:6; 2masculine singular וַהֲקיצ֫וֺתָ‎ consecutive Proverbs 6:22, etc.; Imperfect1singular אָקִיץ23:35; 3masculine plural יָקִ֫יצוּJeremiah 51:39 +; Imperative masculine singular הָקִ֫יצָהHabakkuk 2:19 +; masculine plural הָקִ֫יצוּIsaiah 26:19; Joel 1:5; Infinitive construct הָקִיץPsalm 17:15; 73:20; Participle מֵקִיץ1 Samuel 26:12; — shew signs of waking, awake:

1 from sleep,

a. 1 Samuel 26:12; Isaiah 29:8 (twice in verse); Psalm 3:6; 73:20; 139:18; Proverbs 6:22 (doubtful line, see Toy).

b. of ׳יPsalm 44:24 awake [from sleep] to activity, so 35:23 (with ל‎ of thing), 59:6 (c. infinitive purpose).

c. from ecstatic sleep of prophets Jeremiah 31:26.

2 from sleep of death, with negative 2 Kings 4:31; Jeremiah 51:39, 57; Job 14:12; of resurrection Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2

3 from stupor (of drunkenness) Joel 1:5; Proverbs 23:35.

4 of inanimate thing Habakkuk 2:19; compare אֵלָ֑יִח הֵקִיץ הַקֵּץ בָּאEzekiel 7:6 the end cometh, it hath awaked unto thee (Co strike out הֵקִיץ‎, but the word-play favours it). — Psalm 17:15 is put by Thes Ol Hup Du and others below 1a; Ew De Che below 2; we below 1b; Calv Now from night of distress and helplessness, and so Bae (psalmist representing Israel).

II. קיץ‎ (√ of following; usually taken as = I. קיץ‎ but connection not clear; compare Arabic vehement heat of summer, late summer (WeSkizzen iii, 90), be vehemently hot; Sabean קיטֿsummer MordtmHim. Inschr. 71; Late Hebrew קַיִץ‎ = Biblical Hebrew, so קַיְטָא ᵑ7‎ Syriac ; Old Aramaic (Zinjirli) כיצאsummer).