Word Summary
qapha': to thicken, condense, congeal
Original Word: קָפָא
Transliteration: qapha'
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-faw')
Part of Speech: verb
Short Definition: to thicken, condense, congeal
Meaning: to thicken, condense, congeal
Strong's Concordance
congeal, curdle, dark, settle

A primitive root; to shrink, i.e. Thicken (as unracked wine, curdled milk, clouded sky, frozen water) -- congeal, curdle, dark, settle.


H7087. qapha

' [קָפָא‎] verb thicken, condense, congeal (compare Syriac heap up, collect); —

Qal Perfect3plural תְהֹמֹת קָֽפְאוּExodus 15:8 (song) the deeps were condensed, became firm walls; Imperfect יקפאוןZechariah 14:6 Kt (i.e. יִקְמָּא֑וּן‎ [possible is also יִקָּפֵא֑וּן

Niph`al]) Thes and others glorious(?) ones [stars] shall contract (dwindle), but read Qr וְמָּאוֺן‎ see following Participle עַלאשִׁמְרַיהֶם הַקֹּפְאִיםZephaniah 1:12 the men who are thickening on their lees (easy-going men, under figure of undisturbed wine).

Hiph`il Imperfect2masculine singular suffix תַּקְמִּיאֵנִיJob 10:10 didst thou not curdle me like cheese (of formation of foetus) ?