H7363 - Strong's Master Concordance

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance [Enhanced]

רָחַף (râchaphraw-khaf'verbgrow soft|hover)
[Heb] רָחַף ETCBC: רחף‎ (verb|shake) OSHL:, TWOT: 2148 2149 GK: H8173, H8174
Derivation: a primitive root;
Strong's: to brood; by implication, to be relaxed
KJV: flutter, move, shake.

Lexicon of Extended Strongs for Greek and Hebrew

a. רָחַף [H:V] to relax

1) (Qal) to grow soft, relax

b. רָחַף [H:V] to hover

1) (Piel) to hover

Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures

Gesenius: רָחַף (H7363 in 3 WLC links below)

[“pr. to be soft”], to be moved, affected (cogn. to רָחַם), specially-(a) with the feeling of tender love, hence to cherish, see Piel.-(b) with fear, tremor, hence to tremble (spoken of the bones of a person terrified), Jer 23:9.

Piel, to brood over young ones, to cherish young (as an eagle), Deu 32:11 figuratively used of the Spirit of God, who brooded over the shapeless mass of the earth, cherishing and vivifying. Of far more frequent use is the Syr. ܪܚܰܦ, which is used of birds brooding over their young, Ephr. ii. p. 552; of parents who cherish their children, Ephr. ii. p. 419; of Elisha cherishing the body of the dead child, Ephr. i. p. 529; also of a voice descending from heaven. The Arabs use in the same sense the verb رخم I. IV. to brood on eggs (as a hen); to soothe a child (as a mother), Gen 1:2.

Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries




A primitive root; to brood; by implication to be relaxed: - flutter, move, shake.

Gematria Dictionary



[H2778, H2779, H2780, H2833, H2856, H2857, H6899, H7539, H8635]

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions, Thayer's Greek Definitions and Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries Combined

Original: רחף

Transliteration: râchaph

Phonetic: raw-khaf'

BDB Definition:

  1. (Qal) to grow soft, relax
  2. (Piel) to hover

Origin: a primitive root

TWOT entry: 2148,2149

Part(s) of speech: Verb

Strong's Definition: A primitive root; to brood ; by implication to be relaxed: - flutter, move, shake.

Total KJV Occurrences: 3

moved (1)
Gen 1:2

fluttereth (1)
Deu 32:11

shake (1)
Jer 23:9

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