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Ancient Hebrew Dictionary - Indexed by Ancient Hebrew Word
(1000 Most Common Hebrew Words in the Hebrew Bible)
By Jeff A. Benner


ראה ra-ah See (verb) 7200 To take notice; to perceive something or someone; to see visions. The niphal (passive) form means "appear" and the hiphil (causative) form means "show." AHLB

רֹאשׁ rosh Head 7218 The top of the body. A person in authority or role of leader. The top, beginning or first of something. AHLB

רֵאשִׁית rey-sheet Summit 7225 The head, top or beginning of a place, such as a river or mountain, or a time, such as an event. The point at which something starts; origin, source. AHLB

רַב rav Abundant 7227 Great plenty or supply of numbers (many) or strength (great). One who is abundant in authority such as a master or teacher. Also, an archer as one abundant with arrows. AHLB

רבה ra-vah Increase (verb) 7235 To become progressively greater; to multiply by the production of young; to be abundant of number, strength or authority. AHLB

רְבִיעִי re-vee-ee Fourth 7243 An ordinal number. AHLB

רבץ ra-vats Stretch Out (verb) 7257 To lie or stretch out as to rest; to crouch down to hide for an ambush. AHLB

רגז ra-gaz Shake (verb) 7264 To tremble in fear or anger. AHLB

רֶגֶל re-gel Foot 7272 The terminal part of the leg upon which the human, animal or object stands. AHLB

רדה ra-dah Rule (verb) 7287 To exert control, direction, or influence over, especially by curbing or restraining; to spread out through a land through authority or by walking among the subjects. AHLB

רדף ra-daph Pursue (verb) 7291 To follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, or defeat; to pursue in chase or persecution. AHLB

רֹב rov Abundance 7230 An ample quantity of number (many) or plentiful supply of strength (great). AHLB

רוּחַ ru-ahh Wind 7307 A natural movement of air; breath. The breath of man, animal or God. The character. A space in between. AHLB

רֹחַב ro-hhav Width 7341 Largeness of extent or scope. From the width of a road. AHLB

רום rum Raise (verb) 7311 To lift something up. AHLB

רוץ ruts Run (verb) 7323 To go faster than a walk. AHLB

רוע ru-a Shout (verb) 7321 To shout an alarm of war or for great rejoicing. AHLB

רְחוֹב re-hhov Street 7339 A thoroughfare, especially in a city, town or village. AHLB

רָחוֹק ra-hhoq Distance 7350 Separation in space or time. A distant place or time. AHLB

רַחַם re-hhem Bowels 7356 The large intestines as encompassed about by the torso. Compassion as coming from the bowels. AHLB

רחם ra-hham Have Compassion (verb) 7355 To have a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. AHLB

רחץ ra-hhats Bathe (verb) 7364 To cleanse by being immersed in, or washing with, water. AHLB

רחק ra-hhaq Be Far (verb) 7368 To be distant, a long way off. AHLB

רִאשׁוֹן ree-shon First 7223 The head of a time or position. AHLB

רִיב reev Dispute 7379 Bitter, sometimes violent conflict or dissension. AHLB

ריב reev Dispute (verb) 7378 To engage in argument; to dispute or chide another in harassment or trial. AHLB

רֵיחַ rey-ahh Aroma 7381 A distinctive pervasive and usually pleasant or savory smell or odor. AHLB

רִנָּה ree-nah Shouting 7440 A loud exclamation of triumph or joy. AHLB

רכב ra-khav Ride (verb) 7392 To sit and travel in any conveyance; to sit astride an animal, wagon or chariot. AHLB

רֶכֶב re-khev Vehicle 7393 A wheeled transport such as a wagon or chariot used for transportation. Also, the top millstone as a wheel that rides on top of the lower millstone. AHLB

רְכוּשׁ re-khush Goods 7399 Something that has economic utility or satisfies an economic want; personal property having intrinsic value but usually excluding money, securities and negotiable instruments. AHLB

רִמוֹן ree-mon Pomegranate 7416 A sweet deep red fruit prolific with seeds. A symbol of compassion and love. AHLB

רנן ra-nan Shout Aloud (verb) 7442 To cry out loudly in triumph or joy. AHLB

רֵעַ rey-a Companion 7453 One that accompanies another. As a close companion. AHLB

רָעָב ra-av Hunger 7458 A craving or urgent need for food. AHLB

רעה ra-ah Feed (verb) 7462 To give food to; to provide feed or pasture to the flock. Commonly used in the participle form meaning a feeder or shepherd. AHLB

רעשׁ ra-ash Quake (verb) 7493 To violently shake. AHLB

רפא ra-pha Heal (verb) 7495 To restore to health or wholeness. AHLB

רפה ra-phah Sink Down (verb) 7503 To drop down; to be slack or idle due to weakness, illness or laziness. The niphal (passive) form means "lazy." AHLB

רצה ra-tsah Accept (verb) 7521 To receive from the messenger what is given as a message. AHLB

רָצוֹן ra-tson Self Will 7522 Used to express determination, insistence, persistence, or willfulness. One's desire. AHLB

רצח ra-tshahh Murder (verb) 7523 A killing committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation. AHLB

רשׁע ra-sha Depart (verb) 7561 To go astray from the correct path and become lost; to act against a law or teaching as one who has gone astray. The hiphil (causative) form means "convict." AHLB

רֶשַׁע re-sha Lost 7562 Departed from the correct path or way, either out of ignorance or revolt. AHLB

רָשָׁע ra-sha Lost 7563 Departed from the correct path or way, either out of ignorance or revolt. AHLB

רָע ra Dysfunctional 7451 Impaired or abnormal action other than that for which a person or thing is intended. Something that does not function within its intended purpose. AHLB

רעע ra-a Be Dysfunctional (verb) 7489 Impaired or abnormal filling of purpose; to act wrongly by injuring or doing an evil action. AHLB