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Lexicon :: Strong's H1472 - gᵊvîyâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Prolonged for גֵּוָה (H1465)
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TWOT Reference: 326d

Strong’s Definitions

גְּוִיָּה gᵉvîyâh, ghev-ee-yaw'; prolonged for H1465; a body, whether alive or dead:—(dead) body, carcase, corpse.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H1472 in the following manner: body (9x), corpse (2x), carcase (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H1472 in the following manner: body (9x), corpse (2x), carcase (2x).
  1. a body (of living creatures)

  2. a corpse, carcass, dead body

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גְּוִיָּה gᵉvîyâh, ghev-ee-yaw'; prolonged for H1465; a body, whether alive or dead:—(dead) body, carcase, corpse.
STRONGS H1472: Abbreviations
גְּוִיָּה noun feminine body, corpse — absolute ג׳ Nahum 3:3; construct גְּוִיַּת Judges 14:8 + 2 times; suffix גְּוִיָּתוֺ 1 Samuel 31:10; Daniel 10:6, גְּוִיָּתֵנוּ Genesis 47:18, גְּוִיָּתָם Nahum 3:3; plural absolute גְּוִיּוֺת Psalm 110:6; suffix גְּוִיֹּתֵנוּ Nehemiah 9:37, גְּוִיֹּתֵיהֶם Ezekiel 1:23, גְּוִיֹּתֵיהֶ֑נָֿה Ezekiel 1:11; —
1. living human body Genesis 47:18 (singular, of many persons), compare plural Nehemiah 9:37; of man in Daniel's vision Daniel 10:6 (body apart from extremities); also of the living creatures in Ezekiel's vision Ezekiel 1:11, 28.
2. dead body, corpse, carcass:
a. of man 1 Samuel 31:10 (so originally in || 1 Chronicles 10:10 see WeSm compare Dr) 1 Chronicles 10:12; 1 Chronicles 10:12 (singular of several persons), Psalm 110:6; collective Nahum 3:3 (twice in verse);
b. of lion Judges 14:8, 9.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


47:18; 47:18


14:8; 14:8; 14:9

1 Samuel

31:10; 31:10

1 Chronicles

10:10; 10:12; 10:12


9:37; 9:37


110:6; 110:6


1:11; 1:11; 1:23; 1:28


10:6; 10:6


3:3; 3:3; 3:3


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1472 matches the Hebrew גְּוִיָּה (gᵊvîyâ),
which occurs 13 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - Then that year came to an end. And they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money has come to an end, and the [fn]livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies H1472 and our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - Then he returned later to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body H1472 of the lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - So he scraped [fn]the honey into his [fn]hands and went on, eating as he went. Then he went to his father and mother, and he gave some to them, and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey out of the body H1472 of the lion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:10 - And they placed his weapons in the [fn]house of Ashtaroth and fastened his body H1472 to the wall of Beth-shan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:12 - so all the valiant men arose and walked all night, and took the body H1472 of Saul and the bodies H1472 of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:37 -

“Its abundant produce is for the kings

Whom You have put over us because of our sins;

They also rule over our bodies H1472

And over our cattle according to their desire,

So we are in great distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:6 -

He will render justice among the nations,

He [fn]will fill them with corpses H1472,

He [fn]will crush the [fn]head that is over the wide earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:11 - And such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another being, and two covering their bodies H1472.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:23 - And underneath the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward the other; each one also had two wings covering its body H1472 on the one side and on the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:6 - His body H1472 also was like [fn]beryl, his face [fn]had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:3 -

Horsemen charging,

And swords flaming, and spears flashing,

Many slain, a mass of corpses,

And there is no end to dead H1472 bodies H1472

They stumble over [fn]the dead H1472 bodies H1472!

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