- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
Besides its literal sense (Isaiah 37:29, etc.), is used in the original (saphah) metaphorically for an edge or border, as of a cup (1 Kings 7:26), a garment (Exodus 28:32), a curtain (26:4), the sea (Genesis 22:17), the Jordan (2 Kings 2:13). To "open the lips" is to begin to speak (Job 11:5); to "refrain the lips" is to keep silence (Psalms 40:9; 1 Peter 3:10). The "fruit of the lips" (Hebrews 13:15) is praise, and the "calves of the lips" thank-offerings (Hosea 14:2). To "shoot out the lip" is to manifest scorn and defiance (Psalms 22:7). Many similar forms of expression are found in Scripture.
LIP, noun [Latin labium, labrum.]
1. The edge or border of the mouth. The lips are two fleshy or muscular parts, composing the exterior of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man, the lips, which may be opened or closed at pleasure, form the covering of the teeth, and are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence the lips, by a figure, denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself. Job 2:10.
2. The edge of any thing; as the lip of a vessel.
3. In botany, one of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corol. The upper is called the helmet, and the lower the beard. Also, an appendage to the flowers of the orchises, considered by Linne as a nectary.
To make a lip to drop the under lip in sullenness or contempt.
LIP, verb transitive To kiss.