BDB6398 [H6175]

עָרוּם adjective crafty, shrewd, sensible; —

1. crafty, ׳ע as predicate, of serpent Gen 3:1 plural as substantive מַחְשְׁבוֺת עֲרוּמִים Job 5:12, ׳לְשׁוֺן ע Job 15:5.
2. in Proverbs, in good sense (opposed to אֱוִיל, כְּסִיל, פֶּתִי); as attributive אָדָם עָרוּם Prov 12:23 a shrewd or sensible man; ׳ע as substantive = id., vProv 12:16; Prov 13:16, so ׳חָכְמַת ע vProv 13:8 = prudent man Prov 14:15; Prov 22:3; Prov 27:12 plural עֲרוּמִים Prov 14:18.

עֵרָן, עֵרָנִי see below I. עור.

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