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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: נטף

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נטף

The root-verb נטף (natap) means to drop, drip or distil. This poetic verb is used for dripping rain (Judges 5:4), dripping wine (Joel 3:18) or myrrh distilling on lips (Song of Solomon 5:13). Figuratively it may carry the meaning of prophesying (Micah 2:11). This verb yields three nouns:

  • The masculine noun נטף (natap), meaning a drop (Job 36:27 only).
  • The identical masculine noun נטף (natap), denoting a kind of odoriferous gum, which was gathered in drops and used in sacred incense (Exodus 30:34 only).
  • The feminine noun נטיפה (netipa), denoting a kind of ornamental jewelry in the shape of a drop (Judges 8:26 and Isaiah 3:16 only).

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