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By Jeff A. Benner

(gabh) Lift / Arch

Pictograph: ?
Definition: The high arched curve of the back when digging.
Strong's #: 1354

(gad) Slice / Fortune

Pictograph: ?
Definition: A store of material possessions.
Strong's #: 1409

(gaw) ? / Back

Pictograph: ?
Definition: The back as the middle part of the body, used in lifting.
Strong's #: 1459, 1458, 1460

(gal) Roll / Round

Pictograph: ?
Definition: Something that is round or a second time around of a time or event. A dancing in a circle.
Strong's #: 1530

(gan) Shield / Garden

Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of the foot and means to walk with an extended meaning to gather. The is a picture of a sprouting seed. Combined these mean "a gathering of seeds".
Definition: A place for growing crops and is often surrounded by a rock wall or hedge to protect it from grazing animals.
Strong's #: 1588

(ger) Sojourn / Traveler

Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of the foot and means to walk. The is a picture of a man. Combined these mean "a walking man".
Definition: One traveling through a foreign land is a stranger to the people and culture. Fear is associated with strangers and seen as an enemy. This root also has the idea of laying out flat to sleep through the idea of spending the night.
Strong's #: 1616

Ancient Hebrew Alphabet and Language

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