BDB2539 [H2287]

[חָגַג] verb make pilgrimage, keep a pilgrim-feast (Arabic betake oneself to or towards an object of reverence; make a pilgrimage to Mecaa; Sabean חגג make pilgrimage SabDenkm86. compare 85; Syriac celebrate a feast. In Palmyrene חגגו is proper name VogNo. 61; compare also Phoenician proper name חגי, חגת); —

Qal Perfect 2 masculine plural חַגֹּתֶם Exod 12:14 + 2 t.; Imperfect 2 masculine singular תָּחֹג Exod 23:14; Deut 16:15 3 masculine plural יָח֫וֺגּוּ Ps 107:27 (§ 1118 (2)); וְיָחֹ֫גּוּ Exod 5:1 2 masculine plural תָּחֹ֫גּוּ Lev 23:39; Lev 23:41 suffix תְּחָגֻּ֫הוּ Exod 12:14 Imperative feminine חָגִּי Nah 2:1 Infinitive construct חֹג Zech 14:18 + 2t., Participle חוֺגֵג Ps 42:5 plural חֹגְַגִים 1Sam 30:16
1. keep a pilgrim-feast, absolute Exod 5:1 (JE) of one proposed by Moses; שׁלשׁ רגלים תחג לי three times shalt thou make pilgrimage unto me (in the year) Exod 23:14 (covt. code); of pilgrim-feasts in general Nah 2:1, the Passover Exod 12:14 (P); elsewhere feast of Booths; all celebrated in part by sacred processions and dances; המון חוגג Ps 42:5 multitude keeping festival (led by the Psalmist in procession); חגג חג Lev 23:39 (H), Num 29:12 (P), Nah 2:1; Zech 14:16; Zech 14:18; Zech 14:19 חגג אתו חג Exod 12:14 (P), Lev 23:41 (H); אתוֺ Lev 23:41 (H); suffix Exod 12:14 (P).
2. behave as at a חָג 1Sam 30:16 (of the Amalekites when surprised by David i.e. enjoying themselves merrily, Dr; others, circling in the sacred dance).
3. reel, in giddiness on the sea Ps 107:27 (compare חָגָּא Isa 19:17); this either points to an earlier meaning of √; or better, the Psalm being late, means reel as from festival excesses (|| וְיָנוּעוּ כַשִּׁכּוֺר).

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