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Lexicon :: Strong's H5844 - ʿāṭâ

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TWOT Reference: 1601,1602

Strong’s Definitions

עָטָה ʻâṭâh, aw-taw'; a primitive root; to wrap, i.e. cover, veil, clothe, or roll:—array self, be clad, (put a) cover (-ing, self), fill, put on, × surely, turn aside.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H5844 in the following manner: cover (10x), array (1x), turn aside (1x), clad (1x), covering (1x), filleth (1x), put on (1x), surely (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H5844 in the following manner: cover (10x), array (1x), turn aside (1x), clad (1x), covering (1x), filleth (1x), put on (1x), surely (1x).
  1. to cover, enwrap, wrap oneself, envelop oneself

    1. (Qal)

      1. to wrap, envelop oneself

      2. to cover (the beard in mourning)

      3. mourner, one who covers (participle)

    2. (Hiphil) to cover, enwrap, envelop

  2. to grasp

    1. (Qal) to grasp

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָטָה ʻâṭâh, aw-taw'; a primitive root; to wrap, i.e. cover, veil, clothe, or roll:—array self, be clad, (put a) cover (-ing, self), fill, put on, × surely, turn aside.
STRONGS H5844: Abbreviations
† I. עָטָה verb wrap oneself, enwrap envelop oneself (Arabic bdb074103 cover, conceal; Aramaic bdb074104 extinguish, destroy; Assyrian eṭû, be dark, eṭûtu, darkness); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְע׳ (consecutive) Jeremiah 43:12; 3rd person plural וְעָטוּ (consecutive) Micah 3:7; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַעְטֶה Leviticus 13:45 + 2 times, וַיַּ֫עַט Isaiah 59:17; 2nd person masculine singular תַּעְטֶה Ezekiel 24:17; 3rd person masculine plural יַעֲטוּ (Baer יַעְ׳) Psalm 71:13; Psalm 109:29; 2nd person masculine plural תַּעְטוּ Ezekiel 24:22 Participle active עֹטֶה 1 Samuel 28:14; Psalm 104:2; feminine singular עֹטְיָה Songs 1:7; —
1. wrap, envelop oneself with something (accusative, like לבשׁ): וְהוּא עֹטֶה מְעִיל 1 Samuel 28:14 an old man ascending, and he is enwrapped in a robe; so הָרֹעֶה בִּגְדוֺ יַע׳ Jeremiah 43:12 (sim), and אֶתאֶֿרֶץ וְע׳ מִצְרֵיִם Jeremiah 43:12 he will wrap himself in the land of Egypt (use it as a robe, figurative, of Nebuchadnezzar; so completely will it be in his power, Gf); so figurative of י׳, וַיַּעַטַ כַּמְעִיל קִנְאָה Isaiah 59:17 ׅ || (לָבַשׁ, אֿוֺר כַּשַּׁלְמָה ע׳ Psalm 104:2; of men, כְּבֶגֶד יַע׳ Psalm 109:19 (simile || לָבַשׁ Psalm 109:18), כַמְעִיל בָּשְׁתָּם וְיַע׳ Psalm 109:29 (|| id.), יַע׳ חָרְמָּה וגי׳ Psalm 71:13; with עַל of part covered, in phrase וְעָטוּ עַלשָֿׂפָם Micah 3:7 they shall envelop themselves upon their beard (cover the beard, sign of mourning or shame Che Now BenzArchaeology 165 NowArchaeology i. 195), so Ezekiel 24:17, 22 (of leper) Leviticus 13:45 (P); participle feminine עֹטְיָה Songs 1:7 as substantive, one wrapping (a veil about her), i.e. a mourner; > a harlot (compare Genesis 38:14); but read perhaps טֹעֲיָה wandering woman, see טעה. — וַיַּעַט etc., see עיט; מְעֻטָּה etc., see also עיט.
Hiph. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular הֶעֲטִיתָ עָלָיו כּוּשָׁה Psalm 89:46 (of י׳) thou hast wrapped shame upon him (enwrapped him in shame); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular בְּרָכוֺת יַעְטֶה מוֺרֶה Psalm 84:7 early rain enwrappeth (it, עֵמֶק הַבָּכָא Psalm 84:7a) with blessings (Greek Version of the LXX δώσει, as if from Arabic bdb074201, bdb074202 III, IV. give, compare NeMarg. 41); read probably also יַעֲטֵנִי Isaiah 61:10 (for MT יְעָטָ֑נִי, see יעט) with a robe of rightness he envelopeth me, so Brd Di RyKau Du; >
Qal Perfect עָטָ֑נִי Klo CheHpt.

† II. [עָטָה] verb grasp (Arabic bdb074203, bdb074204 I, VII. take with hands); —
Qal Infinitive absolute + Participle active suffix וְעֹטְךָ עָטֹה Isaiah 22:17 he shall grasp thee forcibly, compare GesComm. Hi Ew De CheComm. Di GuKau; > Thes Rob-Ges BuhlLex (13) from I. טְה (he shall wrap, roll thee tight together) for this verb not transitive.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




13:45; 13:45

1 Samuel

28:14; 28:14


71:13; 71:13; 84:7; 84:7; 89:46; 104:2; 104:2; 109:18; 109:19; 109:29; 109:29

Song of Songs

1:7; 1:7


22:17; 59:17; 59:17; 61:10


43:12; 43:12; 43:12


24:17; 24:17; 24:22; 24:22


3:7; 3:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5844 matches the Hebrew עָטָה (ʿāṭâ),
which occurs 17 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:45 - And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering H5844 upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:14 - And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered H5844 with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 - Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered H5844 with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth H5844 the pools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:45 - The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered H5844 him with shame. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:2 - Who coverest H5844 thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth H5844 him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 - Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover H5844 themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside H5844 by the flocks of thy companions?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:17 - Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely H5844 cover H5844 thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:17 - For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad H5844 with zeal as a cloke.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:12 - And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array H5844 himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on H5844 his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:17 - Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover H5844 not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:22 - And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover H5844 your lips, nor eat the bread of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover H5844 their lips; for there is no answer of God.
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