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אַבִּיר

Reinier de Blois

(1) noun m
(a) Domestic Animals
= male bovine; symbol of deities and associated with power and strength, but also with aggression and therefore often used to denote people who behave as such  - bull  (PSA.22:13; 19:13; 19:31 ...)
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(b) Domestic Animals
= male horse; mainly used for carrying soldiers and drawing chariots; associated with power, strength, and warfare  - stallion  (JDG.5:22; JER.8:16; 24:3 ...)
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(c) Domestic Animals > Deities
= deity shaped like a bull, worshiped by Egyptians  - Apis  (JER.46:15a)
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(d) Domestic Animals > Strong (State/Process) | ‏ פַּר, רְאֵם
= powerful person compared with a bull; associated with power, authority, and/or aggression  - (someone as strong, powerful, aggressive as a) bull > mighty one  (PSA.22:13; 19:31; ISA.34:7 ...)
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(e) Strong (State/Process)
= powerful person  - mighty one  (JOB.24:22; 18:20; ISA.10:13 ...)
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(f) Strong > Confident (State/Process) ‏אַבִּיר לֵב‎
literally: mighty of heart; hence: = person who is determined to pursue his/her goals, which can be a sign of bravery but also of stubbornness  - strong-willed, brave, stubborn  (PSA.76:6; ISA.46:12)
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(g) Deities
= supernatural being  - heavenly being, angel  (PSA.78:25)
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(h) Leaders
= person who is in a position of leadership among his peers  - chief  (1SA.21:8)
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(a) RSV NJB NRSV REB GNT CEV; NIV "warriors" NJPS "stalwarts"