שׂפת שׂפה 


saphah; saw-faw' or (in dual and plural) sepheth



Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

probably from 5595 or 8192 through the idea of termination (compare 5490)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2278a

KJV Translation Count — 176x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: lip (112), bank (10), brim (8), edge (8), language (7), speech (6), shore (6), brink (5), border (3), side (3), prating (2), vain (2), misc (4)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. lip, language, speech, shore, bank, brink, brim, side, edge, border, binding
a. lip (as body part)
b. language
c. edge, shore, bank (of cup, sea, river, etc)

Strong's Definitions

saphah, saw-faw'; or (in dual and plural) sepheth, sef-eth'; probably from 5595 or 8192 through the idea of termination (compare 5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication, language; by analogy, a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.): — band, bank, binding, border, brim, brink, edge, language, lip, prating, ((sea-)) shore, side, speech, talk, (vain) words.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the whole earth was of one H8193, and of one H8193.


And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one H8193; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.


Go to, let us go down, and there confound their H8193, that they may not understand one another's H8193.


Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the H8193 of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.


That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea H8193; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;


And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the H8193 of the river.


And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the H8193 of the river:


And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's H8193.


And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised H8193s?


And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised H8193s, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?