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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 - “As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be [fn]uncovered, and he shall cover H5844 his mustache and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:14 - He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped H5844 with a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 - Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed;
Let them be covered H5844 with reproach and dishonor, who seek [fn]to injure me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - Passing through the valley of [fn]Baca they make it a [fn]spring;
The early rain also covers H5844 it with blessings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:45 - You have shortened the days of his youth;
You have covered H5844 him with shame. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:2 - Covering H5844 Yourself with light as with a cloak,
Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers H5844 himself,
And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 - [fn]Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor,
And [fn]let them cover H5844 themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - “Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you make it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who [fn]veils H5844 herself
Beside the flocks of your companions?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:17 - ‘Behold, the LORD is about to hurl you headlong, O man.
And He is about to grasp H5844 you firmly H5844
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:17 - He put on righteousness like a breastplate,
And a helmet of salvation on His head;
And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing
And wrapped H5844 Himself with zeal as a mantle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:12 - “And [fn]I shall set fire to the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive. So he will wrap H5844 himself H5844 with the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps H5844 himself H5844 with his garment, and he will depart from there safely.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:17 - “Groan silently; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet, and do not cover H5844 your mustache and do not eat the bread of men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:22 - ‘You will do as I have done; you will not cover H5844 your mustache and you will not eat the bread of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - The seers will be ashamed
And the diviners will be embarrassed.
Indeed, they will all cover H5844 their [fn]mouths
Because there is no answer from God.
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