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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: כהה
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כהה

The root-verb כהה (kaha) means to be dim or darkened and is often used for the effects old age has on one's eyesight (Deuteronomy 34:7, Isaiah 42:4). It comes with two derivatives:

  • The adjective כהה (keheh), meaning dim, dull or faint (1 Samuel 3:2, Isaiah 61:3).
  • The feminine noun כהה (keha), meaning a lessening or alleviating. Some translations read "healing," but that overshoots the meaning of this root somewhat. It occurs only in Nahum 3:19.

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