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Bible Dictionary: Define Friend, Definition of Friend


04828 ערמ merea' may-ray'- ah

from 07462 in the sense of companionship; n m; {See TWOT on 2186 @@ "2186f"}

AV-companion 4, friend 3; 7

style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.25in; line-height: normal;">1)     companion, friend, confidential friend


0157 בהא 'ahab aw-hab' or בהא 'aheb aw-habe'

a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 29}

AV-love 169, lover( s) 19, friend( s) 12, beloved 5, liketh 1, lovely 1, loving 1; 208

1) to love

1a) (Qal)

1a1) human love for another, includes family, and  sexual

1a2) human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom

1a3) human love for or to God

1a4) act of being a friend

1a4a) lover (participle)

1a4b) friend (participle)

1a5) God's love toward man

1a5a) to individual men

1a5b) to people Israel

1a5c) to righteousness

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) lovely (participle)

1b2) loveable (participle)

1c) (Piel)

1c1) friends

1c2) lovers (fig. of adulterers)

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07453 ער rea' ray'- ah or עיר reya' ray'- ah

from 07462; n m; {See TWOT on 2186 @@ "2186a"}

AV-neighbour 102, friend 42, another 23, fellow 10, companion 5, other 2, brother 1, husband 1, lovers 1, neighbour + 01121 1; 188

1) friend, companion, fellow, another person

1a) friend, intimate

1b) fellow, fellow-citizen, another person (weaker sense)

1c) other, another (reciprocal phrase)


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style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">03045 עדי yada' yaw-dah'

style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">AV-know 645, known 105, knowledge 19, perceive 18, shew 17, tell 8, wist 7, understand 7, certainly 7, acknowledge 6, acquaintance 6, consider 6, declare 6, teach 5, misc 85; 947

1) to know

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to know

1a1a) to know, learn to know

1a1b) to perceive

1a1c) to perceive and see, find out and discern

1a1d) to discriminate, distinguish

1a1e) to know by experience

1a1f) to recognise, admit, acknowledge, confess

1a1g) to consider

1a2) to know, be acquainted with

1a3) to know (a person carnally)

1a4) to know how, be skilful in

1a5) to have knowledge, be wise

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to be made known, be or become known, be revealed

1b2) to make oneself known

1b3) to be perceived

1b4) to be instructed

1c) (Piel) to cause to know

1d) (Poal) to cause to know

1e) (Pual)

1e1) to be known

1e2) known, one known, acquaintance (participle)

1f) (Hiphil) to make known, declare

1g) (Hophal) to be made known

1h) (Hithpael) to make oneself known, reveal oneself


0441 ףולא 'alluwph al-loof' or (shortened) ףלא 'alluph al-loof'

from 0502; adj m; {See TWOT on 109 @@ "109b"}

AV- duke 57, guide 4, friends 2, governors 2, captains 1, governor 1, ox 2; 69

1) tame, docile

2) friend, intimate

3) chief


3844 παρα para par-ah'

a root word; TDNT-5:727,771; prep

AV-of 51, with 42, from 24, by  ...  side 15, at 12, than 11, misc 45; 200

1) from, of at, by, besides, near


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0582 שׁונא 'enowsh en-oshe'

from 0605; n m; {See TWOT on 136 @@ "136a"}

AV-man 520, certain 10, husbands 3, some 3, merchantmen 2, persons 2, misc 24; 564

1) man, mortal man, person, mankind

1a) of an individual

1b) men (collective)

1c) man, mankind


style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">5384 φιλος philos fee'-los

a primitive word; TDNT-9:146,1262; adj

AV-friend 29; 29

1) friend, to be friendly to one, wish him well

1a) a friend

1b) an associate

1c) he who associates familiarly with one, a companion

1d) one of the bridegroom's friends who on his behalf asked the hand of the bride and rendered him

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