Word Summary
nuph: to move to and fro, wave, sprinkle
Original Word: נוּף
Transliteration: nuph
Phonetic Spelling: (noof)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to move to and fro, wave, sprinkle
Meaning: to move to and fro, wave, sprinkle
Strong's Concordance
lift up, move, offer, perfume, send, shake, sift, strike,

A primitive root; to quiver (i.e. Vibrate up and down, or rock to and fro); used in a great variety of applications (including sprinkling, beckoning, rubbing, bastinadoing, sawing, waving, etc.) -- lift up, move, offer, perfume, send, shake, sift, strike, wave.


H5130. nuph

I. [נוּף‎] verb move to and fro, wave, besprinkle (Late Hebrew Hiph`il, Pilpal wave, blow, fan, compare נָפָהsift, נָפָה‎ noun sieve (as Biblical Hebrew); ᵑ7‎ Aph`el as Biblical Hebrew; Syriac bend, wave, shake; Di compare Ethiopic quadril. distil, drop like dew; sift); —

Qal Perfect1singular וגו מֹר מִשְׁכָּבִי ׳נַ֫פְתִּיProverbs 7:17 I have besprinkled my couch with myrrh, etc.

Po`lel Imperfect3masculine singular וגו הַר יָדוֺ ׳יְנֹפֵףIsaiah 10:32 he brandisheth his hand toward the mountain (on accusative הַר‎ compare Ges§ 118f. DaSynt. § 69, R 2).

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular הֵנִיףJoshua 8:31 +, 2 masculine singular הֵנַ֫פְתָּExodus 20:25 (Ges§ 72k), וְהֵנַפְתָּ֫29:24 3t.; 1 singular הֲנִיפֹ֫תִיJob 31:21; Imperfect וַיָּ֫נֶףLeviticus 8:27; Numbers 8:21, suffix וַיְנִיפֵ֫הוּLeviticus 8:29; 2masculine singular תָּנִיף‎ Deuteronomy 23:26 2t., etc.; Imperative masculine plural הָנִ֫יפוּIsaiah 13:2; Infinitive construct הָנִיף10:15 2t.; לַהֲנָפָה30:28 (Ges§ 72z BaNB 90, see also הֲנָחָה‎), etc.; Participle מֵנִיף19:16; Zechariah 2:13, etc.; — swing, wield, wave:

1 wield, move tool to and fro in using it, with עַלֿ‎ of material: עָלֶיהָ הֵנַפְתָּ חֵרְבְּךָ כִּיExodus 20:25 (E), i.e. over stone, so Deuteronomy 27:5; Joshua 8:31 (D), and Deuteronomy 23:26 a sickle thou shalt not wield over the standing grain of thy neighbour; absolute מְנִיפוֺIsaiah 10:15 against him that wieldeth it (i.e. a saw), and וְאֶתמְֿרִימוֺ שֵׁבֶט כְּהָנִיף10:15 (read אֶתֿ‎) like a rod's wielding him that lifteth it.2.Shake or wave the hand;

a. wave hand אֶלהַֿמָּקוֺם2 Kings 5:11, in healing ceremony (i.e. probably toward sanctuary KmpKau; > toward the spot [where leprosy appears], so most).

b. with עַלֿ‎, shake or brandish against, Isaiah 11:15; 19:16; Zechariah 2:13 (all of ׳י‎) Job 31:21 [compare Ecclus 12:18 (without עַל‎) in mockery].

c. wave hand, as a signal, Isaiah 13:2.

3 swing to and fro בְּנָפַת‎,in a sieve, Isaiah 30:28 (figurative, of nations).

4 Oft. technical term in P (H), of rite in which originally the priest lifted his share of offering and waved it, i.e. moved it toward altar and back, in token of its presentation to God and its return by him to priest: in H, י לִפְנֵי אֶתהָֿעֹמֶר ׳וְהֵנִיףLeviticus 23:11a compare 23:11b; 23:12, also 23:20 (on text see Di Dr-WhHpt); in P, י לִפְנֵי ׳תְּנוּפָה אֹתוֺ וְהֵנַפְתָּ֫Exodus 29:26, so Leviticus 7:30; 8:29; 10:15 (object omitted) Numbers 6:20; thus also Levites are set apart for service of the priests 8:11 (Di strike out see ), 8:13; 8:21, compare 8:14 (י ׳לִפְנֵי‎ omitted); but same phr, of entire lamb, with oil, Leviticus 14:12, 24, and of offerings which were burnt, entirely Exodus 29:24 (compare 29:25), Leviticus 8:27 (compare 8:28), or in part Numbers 5:25 (י לִפְנֵי הַמִּנְחָה ׳הֵנִיף‎), — in these the original significance seems lost; so, clearly, of contributions for tabernacle, = offer לְי זָהָב תְּנוּפַת ׳הֵנִיףExodus 35:22. — compare תְּנוּפָה‎ below

5 Shed abroad (si vera lectio) תָּנִיף נְדָבוֺת גֶּשֶׁםPsalm 68:10 bounteous rain thou didst shed abroad [compare Ecclus 43:17c], but verb not wholly suitable; Lag Gr proposes תַּטִּיף‎, yet this also questionable.

Hoph`al Perfect3masculine singular הוּנַף‎, be waved, Exodus 29:27 (P), passive of Hiph`il 4.