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HebrewEdit

Root
ח־פ־ר

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ḥapar-.

VerbEdit

חָפַר (khafár) (pa'al construction)

  1. to dig
  2. (by extension) to search, to look through
    חפר בארגז החפצים.‎‎ ― khafár be'argáz hakhafatsím.[He] searched in the stuffs crate.
    • Genesis 26:19, with translation of the New International Version:
      וַיַּחְפְּרוּ עַבְדֵי־יִצְחָק בַּנָּחַל וַיִּמְצְאוּ־שָׁם בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים׃‎
      Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
  3. (by extension) to tunnel, to burrow or to excavate
  4. (slang) To pester or to annoy especially by talking a lot.
  5. (biblical) to survey, to spy out

ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ḫapar-.

VerbEdit

חָפַר (khafár) (pa'al construction)

  1. to be ashamed

ConjugationEdit