Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 195

KJV Translation Count — 17x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: stink (10), abhor (3), abomination (1), loathsome (1), stinking savour (1), utterly 1 (inf. for emphasis)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to have a bad smell, stink, smell bad
a. (Qal) to stink, smell bad
b. (Niphal)
1. to become odious
2. to make oneself odious
c. (Hiphil)
1. to stink, emit a stinking odour
2. to cause to stink
3. of wickedness (fig.)
d. (Hithpael) to make oneself odious
2. (TWOT) to abhor

Strong's Definitions

ba'ash, baw-ash'; a primitive root; to smell bad; figuratively, to be offensive morally: — (make to) be abhorred (had in abomination, loathsome, odious), (cause a, make to) stink(-ing savour), X utterly.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to H887 among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.


And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our H887 to be H887red in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.


And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall H887; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.


And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.


And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.


Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.


And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not H887, neither was there any worm therein.


And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines, and that Israel also was had in H887 with the Philistines. And the people were called together after Saul to Gilgal.


And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel H887 to H887 him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.


And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Bethrehob, and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.