International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSCRABBLE
skrab'-l: Occurs only in 1 Samuel 21:13, as the translation of tawah: "David.... feigned himself mad and scrabbled on the doors of the gate." "To scrabble" (modern English "scrawl") is here to make unmeaning marks; tawah means "to make a mark" from taw, "a mark," especially as a cross (Ezekiel 9:4), a signature (Job 31:35, see the Revised Version (British and American)), the name of the Hebrew letter taw ("t") originally made in the form of a cross; the Revised Version margin has "made marks"; but Septuagint has tumpanizo, "to beat as a drum," which the Vulgate, Ewald, Driver and others follow ("beat upon" or "drummed on the doors of the city," which seems more probable).
Strong's Hebrew8427. tavah -- to make or set a mark
... confession, sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving, offering. A primitive root; to mark
out, ie (primitive) scratch or (definite) imprint -- scrabble, set (a mark). ...
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8428. tavah -- probably to pain, wound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
2. (v. t.) To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.
3. (v. t.) To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper.
... 1. (vt) To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the
hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree. ...SCRABBLE. ...
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Scouts (1 Occurrence)
Scrabbled (1 Occurrence)
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