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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
Dictionary Aids

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 - Then God said, “Let the waters [fn]teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly H5774 above the earth [fn]in the open [fn]expanse of the heavens.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:17 - a representation of any animal that is on the earth, a representation of any winged bird that flies H5774 in the sky,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:21 - But Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and [fn]a hammer in her hand, and went secretly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went through into the ground; for he was sound asleep and exhausted. So he died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:28 - Then one of the people responded and said, “Your father strictly put the people under oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food today.’” And the people were weary.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:31 - They attacked the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon. But the people were very tired.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:15 - Now when the Philistines were at war with Israel again, David went down, and his servants with him; and when they fought against the Philistines, David became weary.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:11 - “He rode on a cherub and flew H5774;
He [fn]appeared on the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:7 - For man is born for trouble,
As sparks fly H5774 upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:17 - “Your [fn]life would [fn]be brighter than noonday;
Darkness H5774 would be like the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:8 - “He flies H5774 away H5774 like a dream, and they cannot find him;
Like a vision of the night he is chased away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:10 - He rode on a cherub and flew H5774;
And He sped on the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:6 - I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly H5774 away H5774 and [fn]be at rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:10 - As for the days of our [fn]life, [fn]they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is only trouble and tragedy;
For it quickly passes, and we disappear H5774.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:5 - You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies H5774 by day;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - [fn]When you set H5774 your eyes on it, it is gone.
For wealth certainly makes itself wings
Like an eagle that flies H5774 toward the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:2 - Like a sparrow in its [fn]flitting, like a swallow in its flying H5774,
So a curse without cause does not come to rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:2 - Seraphim were standing above Him, each having six wings: with two each covered his face, and with two each covered his feet, and with two each flew H5774.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:6 - Then one of the seraphim flew H5774 to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:14 - They will swoop H5774 down H5774 on the slopes of the Philistines on the west;
Together they will plunder the [fn]people of the east;
[fn]They will possess Edom and Moab,
And the sons of Ammon will be [fn]subject to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - “Do not rejoice, Philistia, all of you,
Because the rod that struck you is broken;
For from the serpent’s root a viper will come out,
And its fruit will be a winged H5774 serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The pronouncement concerning the animals of the Negev:
Through a land of distress and anguish,
From [fn]where come lioness and lion, viper and flying H5774 serpent,
They carry their riches on the [fn]backs of young donkeys,
And their treasures on camels’ humps,
To a people who will not benefit them;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:5 - Like [fn]flying H5774 birds so the LORD of armies will protect Jerusalem.
He will protect and save it;
He will pass over and rescue it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:8 - “Who are these who fly H5774 like a cloud
And like the doves to their windows?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:10 - “And I will make many peoples appalled at you, and their kings will be horribly afraid of you when I brandish H5774 My sword before them; and they will tremble again and again, every person for his own life, on the day of your fall.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:11 - As for Ephraim, their glory will fly H5774 away H5774 like a bird
No birth, no pregnancy, and no conception!
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:16 - You have made your traders more numerous than the stars of heaven
The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies H5774 away.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:8 - “Their horses are faster than leopards,
And quicker than wolves in the evening.
Their [fn]horsemen charge along,
Their [fn]horsemen come from afar;
They fly H5774 like an eagle [fn]swooping down to devour.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:1 - Then I raised my eyes again and looked, and behold, there was a flying H5774 scroll.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:2 - And he said to me, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a flying H5774 scroll; its length is [fn]twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.”
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