KEEP / 8104

Original Word: rmX (verb)
Strong's Definition: a primitive root; properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
Translated As: beward, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep(-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch(-man).
IPD Definition:
  1. to keep, guard, observe, give heed
    1. (Qal)
      1. to keep, have charge of
      2. to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life1
    2. watch, watchman (participle)
      1. to watch for, wait for
      2. to watch, observe
      3. to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory)
      4. to keep (within bounds), restrain
      5. to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow)
      6. to keep, preserve, protect
      7. to keep, reserve
    3. (Niphal)
      1. to be on one's guard, take heed, take care, beware
      2. to keep oneself, refrain, abstain
      3. to be kept, be guarded
    4. (Piel) to keep, pay heed
    5. (Hithpael) to keep oneself from
Transliteration: shamar
Phonetics: shaw-mar'