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Entry for Strong's #8414 - תֹּהוּ

Word Origin
from an unused root meaning to lie waste
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness

1a) formlessness (of primeval earth)

1a1) nothingness, empty space

1b) that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (figuratively)

1c) wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)

1d) place of chaos

1e) vanity

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 94 ‑ ἄδικος (ad'‑ee‑kos);  517 ‑ ἀόρατος (ah‑or'‑at‑os);  1373 ‑ δίψος (dip'‑sos);  2048 ‑ ἔρημος (er'‑ay‑mos);  2756 ‑ κενός (ken‑os');  3152 ‑ μάταιος (mat'‑ah‑yos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (20) NAS (20) HCS (20)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 1
Job 3
Psalms 1
Isaiah 11
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 1
Job 3
Psalms 1
Isaiah 11
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 2
Job 3
Psalms 1
Isaiah 11
Jeremiah 1
n-cms 20
n-cms 18
n-cms 18

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1488) et (תה TH) AC: Ignore CO: Waste AB: ?

J) eft (תוה TWH) AC: Ignore CO: Waste AB: ?

V) eft (תוה TWH) - Ignore: To consider something of no value, a waste. KJV (1): (vf: Hiphil) limited - Strongs: H8428 (תָּוָה)

Nm) eft (תוה TWH) - Astonish: A feeling of waste. KJV (1): astony - Strongs: H8429 (תְּוַהּ)

rm) feft (תוהו TWHW) - Waste: A barren place. Also vanity as a state of waste. KJV (20): vain, vanity, confusion, without, wilderness, nought, nothing, empty, waste - Strongs: H8414 (תֹּהוּ)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 תֹּ֫הוּ noun masculine 1 Samuel 12:21 (Albr ZAW xvi (1896), 112) formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness (primary meaning difficult to seize; Vrss usually Κενόν, οὐδέν, μάταιον, inane, vacuum, vanum; compare Lag Or. ii. 60; BN 144); —

1 formlessness, of primaeval earth Genesis 1:2 (P), of land reduced to primaeval chaos Jeremiah 4:23 (both + וָבֹהוּ and voidness), Isaiah 34:11 ׳קַותֿֿ ("" אַבְנֵי בֹהוּ), Isaiah 45:18 בְרָאָהּ׳לֹא ת ("" לָשֶׁבֶת יְצָרָתּ); Isaiah 24:10 ׳קִרְיַתאתּ city of chaos (of ruined city); = nothingness, empty space, Job 26:7 תֹּלֶה אֶרֶץ׳עַלתּֿ; of empty, trackless waste Deuteronomy 32:10 ("" מִדְבָּר), Job 6:18; Job 12:24 = Psalm 107:40.

2 figurative of what is empty, unreal, as idols 1 Samuel 12:21 (collective: אֲשֶׁר׳אַחֲרֵי הַתּ לֹא יוֺעִילוּ), 1 Samuel 12:21; Isaiah 41:29 נִסְכֵּיהֶם׳רוּחַ וָת, Isaiah 44:9 (of idol-makers), groundless arguments or considerations, Isaiah 29:21 צַדִּיק׳וַיַּטּוּ בַתּ, Isaiah 59:4 moral unreality or falsehood ׳בָּטוֺחַ עַלאתּ ("" וְדַבֶּרשָֿׁוְא); = a thing of nought (compare Sirach 41:10 מתהו אל תהו), Isaiah 40:17 ("" אַיִןאֶפֶס), Isaiah 40:23 עָשָׂה׳שֹׁפְטֵי אֶרֶץ כַּתּ ("" לְאַיִן), worthlessness Isaiah 49:19 וְהֶבֶל כֹּחִי כִלֵּיתִי׳לְת ("" לְרִיק יָגַעְתִּי); as adverb accusative Isaiah 45:19 I said not, תֹּהוּ בַקְּשׁוּנִי seek me emptily, to no purpose. compare Isaiah 29:13 ᵐ5וְתֹהוּ for וַתְּהִי.

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List of Word Forms
בְּתֹ֣הוּ בַתֹּ֖הוּ בַתֹּ֣הוּ בתהו הַתֹּ֗הוּ התהו וָתֹ֖הוּ וּבְתֹ֖הוּ ובתהו ותהו כַּתֹּ֥הוּ כתהו לְתֹ֥הוּ לתהו תֹ֖הוּ תֹ֙הוּ֙ תֹ֥הוּ תֹּ֑הוּ תֹּ֔הוּ תֹּ֙הוּ֙ תֹּ֣הוּ תהו ḇat·tō·hū ḇattōhū bə·ṯō·hū beTohu bəṯōhū hat·tō·hū hatTohu hattōhū kat·tō·hū katTohu kattōhū lə·ṯō·hū leTohu ləṯōhū tō·hū ṯō·hū tohu tōhū ṯōhū ū·ḇə·ṯō·hū ūḇəṯōhū uveTohu vaTohu vatTohu wā·ṯō·hū wāṯōhū
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