צפה ᴵ to look, observe, to keep watch, to foresee, expect.
— Qal - צָפָה 1 he looked out, observed, kept watch; 2 he lurked, spied; PBH 3 he foresaw.
— Pi. - צִפָּה he looked forward to, hoped for, expected.
— Pu. - צֻפָּה was looked forward to, was hoped for, was expected. [JAram. צְפֵי, אִצְטֽפֵי (= he looked out), Ethiop. tasafawa (= he hoped), New Punic צפא (= seer). cp. also Akka. ṣubbu (= to look at).] Derivatives: צָפוּי, צִפִּיָּה ᴵ, צְפִיָּה, צוֹפֶה, מִצְפֶּה, מְצַפֶּה, מֽצֻפֶּה ᴵ, מְצוֹפִית, תַּצְפִּית. cp. צָפִית.