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אָרְבָּה

Reinier de Blois

(1) noun f | ‏ ארב
(a) Move (Causative) ‏אָרְבּוֹת יָדַיִם‎
= movement of one's hands through water as of a swimmer; used for someone trying to swim in the water of a dung-pit  - struggle of hands  (ISA.25:11a)
     Swimming [show/hide contextual meanings]

(a) NRSV "struggle of hands" and REB "stroke of hands") is ארב's basic meaning of "to hide (in ambush)"; here someone hides his hands in the water of a dung-pit as a swimmer trying not to sink; other interpretations: RSV skill of hands; NIV cleverness of hands; NJPS emblems of power; NJB what hands may attempt