3835. laban
Lexical Summary
laban: to be white
Original Word: לָבַן
Transliteration: laban
Phonetic Spelling: (law-ban')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be white
Meaning: to be, white, to make bricks
Strong's Concordance
make brick, be made, make whiter

A primitive root; to be (or become) white; also (as denominative from lbenah) to make bricks -- make brick, be (made, make) white(-r).

see HEBREW lbenah


H3835. laban

[לָבֵן‎] verb be white (on ֵ֯‎ see BaNB 166; LagBN 33, compare 53, 54 infers ֗֗֗ לָבֹן‎ from לְבֹנָה‎; Late Hebrew id., Pi`el Hiph`il, and derivatives; Phoenician לבןwhite; Arabic milk; also be white, dialect of Yemen, MaltzanZMG xxvii, 1873, 247; apparently √ of following fourteen words, but this dubious especially in case of II. III. לִבְנָה לְבָנָא, לָבָן,‎, II. לְבוֺנָה‎, I. II. לִבְנִי‎); —

Hiph`il Perfect3plural הִלְבִּינוּJoel 1:7; Imperfect1singular אַלְבִּיןPsalm 51:9; 3plural יַלְבִּינוּIsaiah 1:18; Infinitive construct וְלַלְבֵּן‎ (= וּלְהַלְבֵּן‎) Daniel 11:35; —

1 make white = purify (ethical) Daniel 11:35 (no object expressed, "" בָּרֵר צָרַף,‎).

2 shew whiteness, grow white, of fig-tree, stripped by locusts, Joel 1:7; figurative of moral purity, יַלְב ׳כַּשֶּׁלֶגIsaiah 1:18; אַלְב ׳מִשֶּׁלֶגPsalm 51:9.

Hithpa`el Imperfect יִתְלַבְּנוּDaniel 12:10 be purified (ethical, "" יִתְבָּֽרֲרוּ‎). — לָבַן‎, make brick, see below

[לָבַן‎] verb denominative make brick (as Assyrian labânu fromlibittu DlHWB 370); —

Qal Imperfect1pluralנִלְבְּנָהGenesis 11:3 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb); Infinitive construct לִלְבֹּןExodus 5:7 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb), 5:14 (absolute)


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