BDB5894 [H5774]

I. עוּף verb fly (Late Hebrew id., (rare) flicker, flutter, עוֺף fowl; Aramaic עוֺפָא, id.; Ethiopic id.; Arabic augury, from birds (compare WeHeid. 2, 202), fortune, , practice augury, augur; also , fly about, of birds); —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine plural וְעָפוּ consecutive Isa 11:14 Imperfect 3 masculine singular יָעוּף Job 20:8; Ps 91:5 + Prov 23:5b Qr (> Kt ועוף [van d. H.], or ועיף [Ginsb]); וַיָּעֹ֑ף 2Sam 22:11 = Ps 18:11; Nah 3:16, וַיָּ֫עָף Isa 6:6 3 feminine singular (הֲ)תָעוּף Prov 23:5 a Kt (see below); 3 feminine plural תְּעוּפֶינָה Isa 60:8, etc.; Infinitive construct עוּף Job 5:7; Prov 26:2 Participle feminine singular עָפָה Zech 5:1; Zech 5:2 plural עָפוֺת Isa 31:5
1. a. fly, of birds Deut 4:17, specifically of swallow (in simile) Prov 26:2 (|| נוּד); of seraph Isa 6:6 (compare
Po`1.); ׳י riding (רכב) on cherub 2Sam 22:11 = Ps 18:11 roll (in vision) Zech 5:1; Zech 5:2 arrow Ps 91:5 of swift army Isa 11:14 (under figure of bird, followed by בְּכָתֵף) Hab 1:8 (simile of vulture); figurative of ships (like cloud, or doves) Isa 60:8 בְּנֵירֶֿשֶׁף יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף Job 5:7 make high to fly, i.e. make their flight high, soar aloft (simile of irresistible tendency).
\ \ b. hover (protectingly) Isa 31:5 (birds, simile of ׳י; on sense compare Deut 32:11).
2. fly away, to a distance, Ps 55:7 (figurative; || אַרְחִיק נְדֹד vPs 55:8); = vanish, of locusts Nah 1:16 (figurative); כְּנֶשֶׁר יָעוּף הַשָּׁמַיִם Prov 23:5b (Qr) simile of riches (see Toy); of wicked Job 20:8 (כַּחֲלוֺם); end of life, in general, וַנָּעֻ֑פָה Ps 90:10. — הֲתָעוּף Prov 23:5 a Kt, do thine eyes fly (light) upon it ? (הֲתָעִיף Hiph`il Qr dost thou cause thine eyes to fly, etc. ?) is difficult, and line perhaps not original (see Toy).
Po`l. 1. fly about, to and fro; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יְעוֺפֵף of birds Gen 1:20 (P); seraphim Isa 6:2 Participle שָׂרָף מְעוֺפֵף flying fiery serpent Isa 14:29; Isa 30:6.
2. cause to fly to and fro, brandish, Infinitive construct suffix בְּעוֺפְפִי חַרְבִּי Ezek 32:10 when I brandish my sword before them. Hithpo`el Imperfect 3 masculine singular כָּעוֺף יִתְעוֺפֵף כְּבוֺדָם Hos 9:11 like a bird their glory shall fly away. Hiph`il Imperfect 2 masculine singular Qr, see Qal near the end

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