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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: בוס
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Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary

בוס

The root-verb בוס (bus) means to tread down or trample. There are about a dozen occurrences of this verb in the Bible, usually with an undertone of destructiveness or subduction, usually of enemies (Zechariah 10:5, Psalm 44:5, Isaiah 63:6).

This root yields two derivatives:

  • The feminine noun מבוסה (mebusa), meaning down-treading in the sense of subjugation (Isaiah 18:2).
  • The feminine noun תבוסה (tebusa), meaning down-treading in the sense of ruin or downfall (2 Chronicles 22:7).

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