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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Heb., or rather Egyptian, ahu, Job 8:11), rendered "meadow" in Genesis 41:2, 18; probably the Cyperus esculentus, a species of rush eaten by cattle, the Nile reed. It also grows in Palestine.

In Exodus 2:3, 5, Isaiah 19:6, it is the rendering of the Hebrew suph_, a word which occurs frequently in connection with _yam; as yam suph, to denote the "Red Sea" (q.v.) or the sea of weeds (as this word is rendered, Jonah 2:5). It denotes some kind of sedge or reed which grows in marshy places. (See PAPER, REED.)

Naves Topical Index

1. General references
Exodus 2:3; Exodus 2:5; Job 8:11; Isaiah 19:6; Jonah 2:5

2. An ensign

Smith's Bible Dictionary

There are two Hebrew words rendered "flag" in our Bible:

  1. A word of Egyptian origin, and denoting "any green and course herbage, such as rushes and reeds, which grows in marshy places." (Genesis 41:2,18) (here translated meadow). It is perhaps the Cyperus esculentus .
  2. A word which appears to be used in a very wide sense to denote "weeds of any kind." (Exodus 2:3,5; Isaiah 19:6)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAG, verb intransitive [Latin flacceo. See Flaccid. The sense is primarily to bend, or rather to recede, to lag.]

1. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down as flexible bodies; to be loose and yielding; as the flagging sails.

2. To grow spiritless or dejected; to droop; to grow languid; as, the spirits flag.

3. To grow weak; to lose vigor; as, the strength flags.

4. To become dull or languid.

The pleasures of the town begin to flag.

FLAG, verb transitive To let fall into feebleness; to suffer to drop; as, to flag the wings.

FLAG, noun A flat stone, or a pavement of flat stones.

FLAG, verb transitive To lay with flat stones.

The sides and floor were all flagged with excellent marble.

FLAG, noun An aquatic plant, with a bladed leaf, probably so called from its bending or yielding to the wind.

FLAG, noun

An ensign or colors; a cloth on which are usually painted or wrought certain figures, and borne on a staff. In the army, a banner by which one regiment is distinguished from another. In the marine, a banner or standard by which the ships of one nation are distinguished from those of another, or by which an admiral is distinguished from other ships of his squadron. In the British navy, an admiral's flag is displayed at the main-top-gallant-mast-head, a vice-admiral's at the fore-top-gallant-mast-head, and a rear-admiral's at the mizen-top-gallant-mast-head.

To strike or lower the flag, is to pull it down upon the cap in token of respect or submission. To strike the flag in an engagement, is the sign of surrendering.

To hang out the white flag, is to ask quarter; or in some cases, to manifest a friendly design. The red flag, is a sign of defiance or battle.

To hang the flag half mast high, is a token or signal of mourning.

Flag-officer, an admiral; the commander of a squadron.

Flag-ship, the ship which bears the admiral, and in which his flag is displayed.

Flag-staff, the staff that elevates the flag.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAG'BROOM, noun A broom for sweeping flags.

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FLAG'ELET, noun [Latin flatus, by corruption or Gr. oblique, and a flute.]

A small flute; a small wind instrument of music.

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FLAG'ELLANT, noun [Latin flagellans, from flagello, to flog.]

One who whips himself in religious discipline. The flagellants were a fanatical sect which arose in Italy, AD. 1260, who maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament. They walked in procession with shoulders bare, and whipped themselves till the blood ran down their bodies, to obtain the mercy of God, and appease his wrath against the vices of the age.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAG'ELLATE, verb transitive To whip; to scourge.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAGELLA'TION, noun [Latin flagello, to beat or whip, to flog, from flagellum, a whip, scourge or flail. See Flail and Flog.]

A beating or whipping; a flogging; the discipline of the scourge.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAG'GED, participle passive Laid with flat stones.

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FLAG'GINESS, noun Laxity; limberness; want of tension.

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FLAG'GING, participle present tense Growing weak; drooping; laying with flat stones.

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FLAG'GY, adjective

1. Weak; flexible; limber; not stiff.

2. Weak in taste; insipid; as a flaggy apple.

3. Abounding with flags, the plant.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAGI'TIOUS, adjective [Latin flagitium, a scandalous crime, probably from the root of flagrant.]

1. Deeply criminal; grossly wicked; villainous; atrocious; scandalous; as a flagitious action or crime.

2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; wicked; as a flagitious person.

3. Marked or infected with scandalous crimes or vices; as flagitious times.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAGI'TIOUSLY, adverb With extreme wickedness.

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FLAGI'TIOUSNESS, noun Extreme wickedness; villainy.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Heb. ashishah, (2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3; Song of Solomon 2:5; Hosea 3:1), meaning properly "a cake of pressed raisins." "Flagons of wine" of the Authorized Version should be, as in the Revised Version, "cakes of raisins" in all these passages. In Isaiah 22:24 it is the rendering of the Hebrew nebel, which properly means a bottle or vessel of skin. (Comp. 1 Samuel 1:24; 10:3; 25:18; 2 Samuel 16:1, where the same Hebrew word is used.)

Naves Topical Index

Sometimes erroneously translated flagon of wine, but more accurately cake of raisin.
Hosea 3:1; 2 Samuel 6:19; Song of Solomon 2:15

Smith's Bible Dictionary

a word employed in the Authorized Version to render two distinct Hebrew terms:

  1. Ashishah , (2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3; Solomon 2:5; Hosea 3:1) It really means a cake of pressed raisins. Such cakes were considered as delicacies; they were also offered to idols.
  2. Nebel , (Isaiah 22:24) is commonly used for a bottle or vessel, originally probably a skin, but in later times a piece of pottery. (Isaiah 30:14)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLAG'ON, noun [Latin lagena; Gr.]

A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors.

Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples; for I am sick of love.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLA'GRANCY, noun [See Flagrant.]

1. A burning; great heat; inflammation. obsolete

Lust causeth a flagrancy in the eyes.

2. Excess; enormity; as the flagrancy of a crime.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLA'GRANT, adjective [Latin flagrans, from flagro, to burn; Gr.]

1. Burning; ardent; eager; as flagrant desires.

2. Glowing; red; flushed.

See Sapho, at her toilet's greasy task,

Then issuing flagrant to an evening mask.

3. Red; inflamed.

The beadle's lash still flagrant on their back.

[The foregoing senses are unusual.]

4. Flaming in notice; glaring; notorious; enormous; as a flagrant crime.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLA'GRANTLY, adverb Ardently; notoriously.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLA'GRATE, verb transitive To burn. [Little used.]

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FLAGRA'TION, noun A burning. [Little used.]

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FLAG'STONE, noun A flat stone for pavement.

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FLAG'WORM, noun A worm or grub found among flags and sedge.