Verb · A primitive root

A primitive root; properly, to come forth to, i.e. appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e. find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present:— be able, befall, being, catch, × certainly, (cause to) come (on, to, to hand), deliver, be enough (cause to) find(-ing, occasion, out), get (hold upon), × have (here), be here, hit, be left, light (up-) on, meet (with), × occasion serve, (be) present, ready, speed, suffice, take hold on.


  1. to find, attain to
    1. (Qal)
      1. to find
        1. to find, secure, acquire, get (thing sought)
        2. to find (what is lost)
        3. to meet, encounter
        4. to find (a condition)
        5. to learn, devise
      2. to find out
        1. to find out
        2. to detect
        3. to guess
      3. to come upon, light upon
        1. to happen upon, meet, fall in with
        2. to hit
        3. to befall
    2. (Niphal)
      1. to be found
        1. to be encountered, be lighted upon, be discovered
        2. to appear, be recognised
        3. to be discovered, be detected
        4. to be gained, be secured
      2. to be, be found
        1. to be found in
        2. to be in the possession of
        3. to be found in (a place), happen to be
        4. to be left (after war)
        5. to be present
        6. to prove to be
        7. to be found sufficient, be enough
    3. (Hiphil)
      1. to cause to find, attain
      2. to cause to light upon, come upon, come
      3. to cause to encounter
      4. to present (offering)

Usages (1/9)

Genesis 4:15


shall be taken on him sevenfold Esau is Cain in the reincarnation, and Esau's blessing was the sword. The mark that was set upon Cain was the mark of leprosy, i.e. white-skin (Leviticus 13).

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