3724. kopher
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kopher: bribe
Original Word: כֹּ֫פֶר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: kopher
Phonetic Spelling: (ko'-fer)
Short Definition: bribe

I. כֹּפֶר noun masculine the price of a life, ransom (ποινή, wergild); — ׳כ Exodus 21:30 10t.; suffix כָּפְרְךָ Isaiah 43:3; כָפְרוֺ Psalm 49:8; —

1 a price for ransom of a life Job 33:24; Job 36:18; עַל ׳כ Exodus 21:30 (Covt. code; "" מִּדְיֹן נַפְשׁוֺ); נפשׁ ׳כ Proverbs 13:8; לְ ׳כ ransom for Proverbs 6:35; Proverbs 21:18; Numbers 35:31,32 (P); כָּפְרוֺ his ransom Psalm 49:8 ׅ "" ( פדה; כָּפְרְךָ thy ransom Isaiah 43:3 ׅ "" ( תַּחְתֶּיךָ; כֹּפֶר alone 1 Samuel 12:3; Amos 5:12.

2 in the ritual of P נַפְשׁוֺ ׳כ Exodus 30:12 is a half shekel of the sanctuary paid by each male above twenty years at the census in order that there might be no plague upon them. It was offered to Yahweh, לְכַמֵּר על to atone for them.

II. כֹּ֫פֶר noun masculine pitch (Arabic (loan-word, compare Frä150), Syriac ᵑ7. כּוּפְרָא; Assyrian kupru, kupur DlHWB 348; compare גֹּפֶר ?) — Genesis 6:14 (P).

III. כֹּ֫פֶר noun masculine name of a plant, El „enna (√ dubious; Late Hebrew כּוֺפֶר; Aramaic כּוּפְרָא, Arabic El „enna, see LöwNo. 159) — a shrub or low tree, with fragrant whitish flowers growing in clusters like grapes, אֶשְׁכֹּל הַכֹּפֶר cluster of Henna Songs 1:14 (fragrant, figurative of a beloved one); plural כְּפָרִים Songs 4:13.

IV. כֹּפֶר noun [masculine] village; — only singular construct כֹּפֶר הַמְּרָזִי 1 Samuel 6:18 villages of the peasantry.

כְּפַר הָעַמּוֺנִי see כָּפָר above

bribe, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village

From kaphar; properly, a cover, i.e. (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price -- bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village.

see HEBREW kaphar

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