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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.

2. (v. t.) To support; to maintain.

3. (v. t.) To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.

4. (v. t.) To cherish; to comfort.

5. (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.

6. (v. i.) To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.

7. (v. i.) To gain nourishment.

8. (n.) A nurse.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

nur'-ish (giddel, chiyyah, kilkel, ribbah; trepho, anatrepho, ektrepho, entrepho): While the word "nourish" was ordinarily an appropriate rendering in the time of the King James Version, the word has since become much less frequent, and some senses have largely passed out of ordinary use, so that the meaning would now in most cases be better expressed by some other word. Giddel means "to bring up," "rear (children)" (Isaiah 1:2, margin "made great"; Isaiah 23:4 Daniel 1:5); "cause (a tree) to grow" (Isaiah 44:14). Chiyyah means "to preserve alive" (with some implication of care) (2 Samuel 12:3 Isaiah 7:21, the American Standard Revised Version "keep alive"). Kilkal means "to support," "maintain" "provide for" (especially with food) (Genesis 45:11; Genesis 47:12; Genesis 50:21). Ribbah means "to bring up," "rear (whelps)," in a figurative use Ezekiel 19:2). Trepho means "to feed" (transitively) (Acts 12:20, the Revised Version (British and American) "feed"; Revelation 12:14); "to fatten" (James 5:5, the context indicating an unfavorable meaning). Anatrepho is "to bring up," "rear," like giddel (Acts 7:20, 21); ektrepho is "to take care of" (Ephesians 5:29); entrepho means "to bring up in," "train in" (1 Timothy 4:6).

George Ricker Berry

1625. ektrepho -- to bring up to maturity, to nourish
... to bring up to maturity, to nourish. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ektrepho
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-tref'-o) Short Definition: I nourish, nurture, bring ...
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397. anatrepho -- to nurse up, nourish
... to nurse up, nourish. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anatrepho Phonetic Spelling:
(an-at-ref'-o) Short Definition: I rear, bring up Definition: I rear ...
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5142. trepho -- to make to grow, to nourish, feed
... to make to grow, to nourish, feed. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: trepho
Phonetic Spelling: (tref'-o) Short Definition: I feed, rear Definition: I feed ...
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1789. entrepho -- to train up
... to train up. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: entrepho Phonetic Spelling:
(en-tref'-o) Short Definition: I nourish on, am educated in Definition: I nourish ...
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2282. thalpo -- to warm, hence to cherish
... to warm, hence to cherish. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thalpo Phonetic
Spelling: (thal'-po) Short Definition: I cherish, nourish Definition: (properly ...
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1006. bosko -- to feed
... I feed, pasture. 1006 -- properly, (graze); (figuratively) nourish by feeding
people the Word of God (Jn 21:15,17). While 4166 () focuses ...
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5595. psomizo -- to feed with morsels
... to feed with morsels. From the base of psomion; to supply with bits, ie (generally)
to nourish -- (bestow to) feed. see GREEK psomion. (psomize) -- 1 Occurrence ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2421. chayah -- to live
... yaw') Short Definition: leave. keep leave, make alive, certainly, give promise
life, let, suffer to live, nourish up A primitive root ...
/hebrew/2421.htm - 6k

7235. rabah -- to be or become much, many or great
... any, be, give, give the, have) more (in number), (ask, be, be so, gather, over,
take, yield) much (greater, more), (make to) multiply, nourish, plenty(-eous ...
/hebrew/7235.htm - 6k

3557. kul -- to comprehend, contain
... figuratively, to maintain (in various senses) -- (be able to, can) abide, bear,
comprehend, contain, feed, forbearing, guide, hold(-ing in), nourish(-er), be ...
/hebrew/3557.htm - 6k

2109. zun -- to feed
... root Definition to feed NASB Word Usage well-fed (1). feed. A primitive root; perhaps
properly, to be plump, ie (transitively) to nourish -- feed. 2108, 2109 ...
/hebrew/2109.htm - 5k

1431. gadal -- to grow up, become great
... be(-come, do, give, make, wax), great(-er, come, + things),
grow(up),increase, lift up, magnify(-ifical), be much set by, nourish (up), pass ...
/hebrew/1431.htm - 7k


Whether the Sacramental Species Can Nourish?
the sacramental species can nourish? Objection 1: It seems ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the sacramental species can 2.htm

In God's Name I Beseech You Let Prayer Nourish Your Soul as Your ...
... Chapter VIII In God's name I beseech you let prayer nourish your soul as
your meals nourish? In God's name I beseech you let prayer ...
// in prayer/chapter viii in gods name.htm

Where Has Christ Promised that He Will as Certainly Feed and ...
... Lord's Day 28 Question 77 Where has Christ promised that he will as certainly feed
and nourish believers with his body and bleed, as they eat of this broken ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 77 where has christ.htm

... the streets scaffolds set up against the walls by reason of defilement: nor in it
do they make chimneys, by reason of the smoke: nor do they nourish cocks in ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 21 jerusalem.htm

Election no Discouragement to Seeking Souls
... Elias is not sent to nourish and to be nourished by an Israelitish widow, but to
a poor idolatress across the border, the blessing of the prophet's company is ...
/.../spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/election no discouragement to seeking.htm

Reference to the Processes of Digestion and Nutrition.
... He wishes, and for the purpose He wishes; and, moreover, that they have not considered
the power and nature of each of the creatures that nourish or are ...
/.../chapter v reference to the processes.htm

On the End for which the Holy Eucharist was Instituted
... Eucharist? A. Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist: (1) To unite us to
Himself and to nourish our souls with His divine life. (2 ...
/.../kinkead/baltimore catechism no 4/lesson 23 on the end.htm

Here Next Followeth the History of Moses
... To whom anon spake the sister of the child: Wilt thou, said she, that I go and call
thee a woman of the Hebrews that shall and may nourish this child? ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/here next followeth the history.htm

Remarks on the Creation of the World.
... For the Spirit is fine, and the water is fine, that the Spirit may nourish the water,
and the water penetrating everywhere along with the Spirit, may nourish ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xiii remarks on the creation.htm

Exposition of the Details of the Miracle.
... that when Jesus takes each loaf"the Word"He extends it as far as He wills, and makes
it suffice for all whomsoever He desires to nourish), the disciples say ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/2 exposition of the details.htm

Nourish (16 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster;
as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues. ...NOURISH. ...
/n/nourish.htm - 13k

Nurse (23 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) Either one of the nurse sharks. 6. (vt) To nourish; to cherish; to foster.
7. (vt) To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant. ...
/n/nurse.htm - 17k

Sustain (28 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions
to sustain an army. 4. (vt) To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate. ...
/s/sustain.htm - 15k

Nourished (29 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Nourish. Multi-Version Concordance
Nourished (29 Occurrences). Matthew 25:37 Then shall ...
/n/nourished.htm - 15k

Ash (4 Occurrences)
... British and American) FIR-TREE; the Revised Version, margin Ash): A maker of idols
"planteth a fir-tree (margin, "ash"), and the rain doth nourish it" (Isaiah ...
/a/ash.htm - 9k

Provide (74 Occurrences)
... Genesis 45:11 There I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine;
lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have ...
/p/provide.htm - 28k

Nourishment (14 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The act of nourishing, or the state of being nourished; nutrition. 2. (n.)
That which serves to nourish; nutriment; food. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/n/nourishment.htm - 10k

Nurture (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) That which nourishes; food; diet. 3. (vt) To feed; to nourish. 4. (vt) To
educate; to bring or train up. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. NURTURE. ...
/n/nurture.htm - 7k

Nursing (14 Occurrences)
... Samuel 4:4 Isaiah 49:23; Isaiah 60:4 the King James Version) "nurse" represents
the Hebrew word, 'aman, "to support," "be faithful," "nourish." The participle ...
/n/nursing.htm - 13k

Luxury (8 Occurrences)
... James 5:5 ye did live in luxury upon the earth, and were wanton; ye did nourish
your hearts, as in a day of slaughter; (YLT RSV NIV). ...
/l/luxury.htm - 9k

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Nourish (16 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are ye not much more excellent than they?
(Root in DBY YLT)

Luke 12:24
Consider the ravens, that they sow not, nor reap, to which there is no barn nor storehouse, and God doth nourish them; how much better are ye than the fowls?

Ephesians 5:29
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;

Ephesians 6:4
And the fathers! provoke not your children, but nourish them in the instruction and admonition of the Lord.

James 5:5
You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter.

Revelation 12:6
The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days.

Genesis 45:11
There I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have."'

Genesis 50:21
Now therefore don't be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones." He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the upright man give food to men, but the foolish come to death for need of sense.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 27:27
There will be plenty of goats' milk for your food, for your family's food, and for the nourishment of your servant girls.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Isaiah 7:21
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

Isaiah 23:4
Be ashamed, Sidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, "I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins."

Daniel 1:5
The king appointed for them a daily portion of the king's dainties, and of the wine which he drank, and that they should be nourished three years; that at its end they should stand before the king.

Hosea 9:12
For though they nourish their sons, I have made them childless -- without man, Surely also, wo to them, when I turn aside from them.

Jonah 4:10
And Jehovah saith, 'Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for which thou didst not labour, neither didst thou nourish it, which a son of a night was, and a son of a night perished,

Zechariah 11:16
For, behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those who are cut off, neither will seek those who are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces.
(See RSV)



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