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Lexicon :: Strong's H5774 - ʿûp̄

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Part of Speech
feminine noun, verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1582,1583,158

Strong’s Definitions

עוּף ʻûwph, oof; a primitive root; to cover (with wings or obscurity); hence (as denominative from H5775) to fly; also (by implication of dimness) to faint (from the darkness of swooning):—brandish, be (wax) faint, flee away, fly (away), × set, shine forth, weary.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H5774 in the following manner: fly (17x), (fly, flee...) away (6x), faint (3x), brandish (1x), shine forth (1x), set (1x), weary (1x), variant (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H5774 in the following manner: fly (17x), (fly, flee...) away (6x), faint (3x), brandish (1x), shine forth (1x), set (1x), weary (1x), variant (2x).
  1. to fly, fly about, fly away

    1. (Qal)

      1. to fly, hover

      2. to fly away

    2. (Hiphil) to cause to fly, light upon

    3. (Polel)

      1. to fly about or to and fro

      2. to cause to fly to and fro, brandish

    4. (Hithpolel) to fly away

  2. (Qal) to cover, be dark

    feminine noun
  3. gloom

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עוּף ʻûwph, oof; a primitive root; to cover (with wings or obscurity); hence (as denominative from H5775) to fly; also (by implication of dimness) to faint (from the darkness of swooning):—brandish, be (wax) faint, flee away, fly (away), × set, shine forth, weary.
STRONGS H5774: Abbreviations
† I. עוּף verb fly (Late Hebrew id., (rare) flicker, flutter, עוֺף fowl; Aramaic עוֺפָא, bdb073301 id.; Ethiopic bdb073302 id.; Arabic bdb073303 augury, from birds (compare WeHeid. 2, 202), fortune, bdb073304, bdb073305 practice augury, bdb073306 augur; also bdb073307, bdb073308 fly about, of birds); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine plural וְעָפוּ consecutive Isaiah 11:14; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָעוּף Job 20:8; Psalm 91:5 + Proverbs 23:5b Qr (> Kt ועוף [van d. H.], or ועיף [Ginsb]); וַיָּעֹ֑ף 2 Samuel 22:11 = Psalm 18:11 [Psalm 18:10]; Nahum 3:16, וַיָּ֫עָף Isaiah 6:6; 3rd person feminine singular (הֲ)תָעוּף Proverbs 23:5a Kt (see below); 3rd person feminine plural תְּעוּפֶינָה Isaiah 60:8, etc.; Infinitive construct עוּף Job 5:7; Proverbs 26:2; Participle feminine singular עָפָה Zechariah 5:1, Zechariah 5:2; plural עָפוֺת Isaiah 31:5; —
a. fly, of birds Deuteronomy 4:17, specifically of swallow (in simile) Proverbs 26:2 (|| נוּד); of seraph Isaiah 6:6 (compare Pō`l.); י׳ riding (רכב) on cherub 2 Samuel 22:11 = Psalm 18:11 [Psalm 18:10]; roll (in vision) Zechariah 5:1, Zechariah 5:2; arrow Psalm 91:5; of swift army Isaiah 11:14 (under figure of bird, followed by בְּכָתֵף) Habakkuk 1:8 (simile of vulture); figurative of ships (like cloud, or doves) Isaiah 60:8; בְּנֵירֶֿשֶׁף יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף Job 5:7 make high to fly, i.e. make their flight high, soar aloft (simile of irresistible tendency).
b. hover (protectingly) Isaiah 31:5 (birds, simile of י׳; on sense compare Deuteronomy 32:11).
2. fly away, to a distance, Psalm 55:7 [Psalm 55:6] (figurative; || אַרְחִיק נְדֹד Psalm 55:8 [Psalm 55:7]); = vanish, of locusts Nahum 1:16 (figurative); כְּנֶשֶׁר יָעוּף הַשָּׁמַיִם Proverbs 23:5b (Qr) simile of riches (see Toy); of wicked Job 20:8 (כַּחֲלוֺם); end of life, in general, וַנָּעֻ֑פָה Psalm 90:10. — הֲתָעוּף Proverbs 23:5a Kt, do thine eyes fly (light) upon it? (הֲתָעִיף Hiph. Qr dost thou cause thine eyes to fly, etc. ?) is difficult, and line perhaps not original (see Toy).
1. fly about, to and fro; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְעוֺפֵף of birds Genesis 1:20 (P); seraphim Isaiah 6:2; Participle שָׂרָף מְעוֺפֵף flying fiery serpent Isaiah 14:29; Isaiah 30:6.
2. cause to fly to and fro, brandish, Infinitive construct suffix בְּעוֺפְפִי חַרְבִּי Ezekiel 32:10 when I brandish my sword before them.
Hithpō'l Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular כָּעוֺף יִתְעוֺפֵף כְּבוֺדָם Hosea 9:11 like a bird their glory shall fly away.
Hiph. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular Qr, see Qal near the end

See related Aramaic BDB entry H5776.

† II. [עוּף], I. [עִיף] verb be dark; — only
Qal Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תָּעֻ֫פָה Job 11:17 (though) it be dark, but read probably תְּעֻפָה, substantive, see below

II. [עִיף] verb be faint (compare Syriac bdb074601 3, PS2835; || form of יעף which see; occurrences dubious); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular עָֽיְפָה נַפְשִׁי לְ [H5888 Jeremiah 4:31] (? read עֲיֵפָה); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיָּ֫עַף Judges 4:21 (< וְיָעֵף GFM Bu), 1 Samuel 14:28 (strike out We Bu Kit Löhr, emendation HPS), 1 Samuel 14:31 (read וַיִּעַף [√ יעף] Buhl HPS), 2 Samuel 21:15 (corrupt, HPS; for Philistine name We Dr Bu Kit).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




4:17; 32:11



1 Samuel

14:28; 14:31

2 Samuel

21:15; 22:11; 22:11


5:7; 5:7; 11:17; 20:8; 20:8


18:10; 18:10; 55:6; 55:7; 90:10; 91:5; 91:5


23:5; 23:5; 23:5; 23:5; 26:2; 26:2


6:2; 6:6; 6:6; 11:14; 11:14; 14:29; 30:6; 31:5; 31:5; 60:8; 60:8










5:1; 5:1; 5:2; 5:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5774 matches the Hebrew עוּף (ʿûp̄),
which occurs 32 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:20 - And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly H5774 above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:17 - The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth H5774 in the air,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:21 - Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. H5774 So he died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:28 - Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint. H5774
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:31 - And they smote the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon: and the people were very faint. H5774
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:15 - Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint. H5774
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:11 - And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: H5774 and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:7 - Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly H5774 upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:17 - And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, H5774 thou shalt be as the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:8 - He shall fly away H5774 as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:10 - And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: H5774 yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:6 - And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, H5774 and be at rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:10 - The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. H5774
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:5 - Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth H5774 by day;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - Wilt thou set H5774 H5774 thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away H5774 H5774 as an eagle toward heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:2 - As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, H5774 so the curse causeless shall not come.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:2 - Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. H5774
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:6 - Then flew H5774 one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:14 - But they shall fly H5774 upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying H5774 serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying H5774 serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:5 - As birds flying, H5774 so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:8 - Who are these that fly H5774 as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:10 - Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish H5774 my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:11 - As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away H5774 like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:16 - Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away. H5774
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:8 - Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly H5774 as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:1 - Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying H5774 roll.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:2 - And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying H5774 roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
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