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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 - But when that year ended, they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord the fact that our money is all spent, and the [fn]livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies H1472 and our lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at 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 took out [fn]the honey on his [fn]hands and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the body H1472 of the lion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:10 - They put his weapons in the [fn]temple of Ashtaroth, and they nailed his body H1472 to the wall of Beth-shan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:12 - all the valiant men got up and walked all night, and they 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 -

“And its abundant produce is for the kings

Whom You have set over us because of our sins;

They also rule over our bodies H1472

And over our cattle as they please,

So we are in great distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:6 -

He will judge among the nations,

He [fn]will fill them with corpses H1472,

He [fn]will shatter the [fn]chief men over a broad country.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:11 - 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 - Under 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 topaz, his face [fn]had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:3 -

Horsemen charging,

Swords flashing, spears gleaming,

Many killed, a mass of corpses,

And there is no end to the dead H1472 bodies H1472

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

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