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BERE'AVE, verb transitive preterit tense bereaved, bereft:participle passive bereaved, bereft.
1. To deprive; to strip; to make destitute; with of before the thing taken away.
Me have ye bereaved of my children. Genesis 42:36.
It is sometimes used without of, and is particularly applied to express the loss of friends by death.
2. To take away from.
BERE'AVED, participle passive Deprived; stripped and left destitute.
Mourning in, forbidden to Aaron, on account of his son's wickedness
Mourning in, forbidden to Ezekiel, for his wife
Abraham, of Sarah
Jacob, of Joseph
The Egyptians, of their firstborn
David, of his child by Bath-Sheba
2 Samuel 12:15-23
BERE'AVEMENT, noun Deprivation, particularly by the loss of a friend by death.