fam'-ish ra`ebh, razah):

"To famish" as a transitive verb is the translation of ra`ebh, "to hunger" (Genesis 41:55): "All the land of Egypt was famished"; of ra`abh, "hunger" (Isaiah 5:13), "Their honorable men are famished," margin "Hebrew their glory are men of famine"; of razah, "to make lean," "famish" (Zec 2:11), "For he will famish all the gods of the earth"; it is intransitive as the translation of ra`ebh (Proverbs 10:3), "Yahweh will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'FAMISH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

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