Verb · A primitive root

A primitive root; properly, to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.):—beat, (× be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.


  1. to touch, reach, strike
    1. (Qal)
      1. to touch
      2. to strike
      3. to reach, extend to
      4. to be stricken
        1. stricken (participle)
    2. (Niphal) to be stricken, be defeated
    3. (Piel) to strike
    4. (Pual) to be stricken (by disease)
    5. (Hiphil) to cause to touch, reach, approach, arrive
      1. to cause to touch, apply
      2. to reach, extend, attain, arrive, come
      3. to approach (of time)
      4. to befall (of fate)

Usages (1/3)

Genesis 3:3


fruit of the tree Philosophies of the other nations.

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