Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Grieving, mar, have pain, properly, to feel pain

Hebrew: כָּאַב, kāʾab (H3510)

8 King James Bible Verses

Here are grieving, mar, have pain, make sad and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word כָּאַב mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H3510

Hebrew Base Word: כָּאַב

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Grieving, mar, have pain, make sad (sore), (be) sorrowful

Definition: Properly, to feel pain; by implication, to grieve; figuratively, to spoil.

Detailed definition:

  1. To be in pain, be sore, have pain, be sorrowful.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To be in pain (physical).
      2. To be in pain (mental).
    2. (Hiphil).
      1. To cause pain, hurt, mar.
      2. Pain, mar (participle).

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: kɔːˈʔɑb
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑːˈʔɑv
  3. Transliteration: kāʾab
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: kaw-AB
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ka-AV

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