A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commitadultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple forniciation, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commitidolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah)
KJV Usage: (cause to) commit fornication, X continually, X great, (be an, play the) harlot, (cause to be, play the) whore, (commit, fall to) whoredom, (cause to) go a-whoring, whorish.
1. to commit fornication, be a harlot, play the harlot a. (Qal) 1. to be a harlot, act as a harlot, commit fornication 2. to commit adultery 3. to be a cult prostitute 4. to be unfaithful (to God) (fig.) b. (Pual) to play the harlot c. (Hiphil) 1. to cause to commit adultery 2. to force into prostitution 3. to commit fornication
Origin: a primitive root [highly-fed and therefore wanton]
Parts of Speech: Verb TBESH:
1) to commit fornication, be a harlot, play the harlot 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to be a harlot, act as a harlot, commit fornication 1a2) to commit adultery 1a3) to be a cult prostitute 1a4) to be unfaithful (to God) (fig.) 1b) (Pual) to play the harlot 1c) (Hiphil) 1c1) to cause to commit adultery 1c2) to force into prostitution 1c3) to commit fornication