I. עוּף verb fly (Late Hebrew id., (rare) flicker, flutter, עוֺף fowl; Aramaic עוֺפָא, id.; Ethiopic id.; Arabic augury, from birds (compare WeHeid. 2, 202), fortune, , practice augury, augur; also , fly about, of birds); —
Qal Perfect 3 masculine plural וְעָפוּ consecutive
[Isa 11:14] Imperfect 3 masculine singular יָעוּף [Job 20:8]; [Ps 91:5] + [Prov 23:5]b Qr (> Kt ועוף [van d. H.], or ועיף [Ginsb]); וַיָּעֹ֑ף [2Sam 22:11] = [Ps 18:11]; [Nah 3:16], וַיָּ֫עָף [Isa 6:6] 3 feminine singular (הֲ)תָעוּף [Prov 23:5] a Kt (see below); 3 feminine plural תְּעוּפֶינָה [Isa 60:8], etc.; Infinitive construct עוּף [Job 5:7]; [Prov 26:2] Participle feminine singular עָפָה [Zech 5:1]; [Zech 5:2] plural עָפוֺת [Isa 31:5] —
1. a. fly, of birds
[Deut 4:17], specifically of swallow (in simile) [Prov 26:2] (|| נוּד); of seraph [Isa 6:6] (compare
Po`1.); ׳י riding (רכב) on cherub
[2Sam 22:11] = [Ps 18:11] roll (in vision) [Zech 5:1]; [Zech 5:2] arrow [Ps 91:5] of swift army [Isa 11:14] (under figure of bird, followed by בְּכָתֵף) [Hab 1:8] (simile of vulture); figurative of ships (like cloud, or doves) [Isa 60:8] בְּנֵירֶֿשֶׁף יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף [Job 5:7] make high to fly, i.e. make their flight high, soar aloft (simile of irresistible tendency).
\ \ b. hover (protectingly)
[Isa 31:5] (birds, simile of ׳י; on sense compare [Deut 32:11]).
2. fly away, to a distance,
[Ps 55:7] (figurative; || אַרְחִיק נְדֹד v [Ps 55:8]); = vanish, of locusts [Nah 1:16] (figurative); כְּנֶשֶׁר יָעוּף הַשָּׁמַיִם [Prov 23:5]b (Qr) simile of riches (see Toy); of wicked [Job 20:8] (כַּחֲלוֺם); end of life, in general, וַנָּעֻ֑פָה [Ps 90:10]. — הֲתָעוּף [Prov 23:5] a Kt, do thine eyes fly (light) upon it ? (הֲתָעִיף Hiph`il Qr dost thou cause thine eyes to fly, etc. ?) is difficult, and line perhaps not original (see Toy).
Po`l. 1. fly about, to and fro; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יְעוֺפֵף of birds
[Gen 1:20] (P); seraphim [Isa 6:2] Participle שָׂרָף מְעוֺפֵף flying fiery serpent [Isa 14:29]; [Isa 30:6].
2. cause to fly to and fro, brandish, Infinitive construct suffix בְּעוֺפְפִי חַרְבִּי
[Ezek 32:10] when I brandish my sword before them. Hithpo`el Imperfect 3 masculine singular כָּעוֺף יִתְעוֺפֵף כְּבוֺדָם [Hos 9:11] like a bird their glory shall fly away. Hiph`il Imperfect 2 masculine singular Qr, see Qal near the end
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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