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Strong's #04223 - מְחָא

Root Word (Etymology)
corresponding to (H4222)
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  1. to strike, smite, kill
    1. (P´al) to strike
    2. (Pael) to hinder
    3. (Ithp´al) to allow to be stricken
Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3960 ‑ πατάσσω (pat‑as'‑so);  4078 ‑ πήγνυμι (payg'‑noo‑mee);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (4)
Ezra 1
Daniel 3
NAS (4)
Daniel 4
CSB (4)
Ezra 1
Daniel 3
BSB (4)
Ezra 1
Daniel 3
ESV (3)
Daniel 3
WEB (4)
Ezra 1
Daniel 3
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1284) hm (מהה MHh) AC: Strike CO: Marrow AB: ?: The pictograph m is a picture of water or other liquid, the h is a picture of a wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "liquid inside". The marrow is a buttery liquid inside the bones and is used as a choice food. To obtain the marrow, the bone must be struck to break it open.

A) hm (מהה MHh) AC: ? CO: Fat AB: ?: In the sense of the fat of the marrow.

Nm) hm (מהה MHh) - Fat: KJV (2): fatling, fat one - Strongs: H4220 (מֵחַ)

fm) ihm (מההי MHhY) - Ram: In the sense of fat. An engine of war for battering down walls. KJV (1): engine - Strongs: H4239 (מְחִי)

E) ahm (מההא MHhA) AC: Strike CO: ? AB: ?

V) ahm (מההא MHhA) - Strike: The striking of the bone to break it open to access the marrow. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Piel) clap, smote, hang - Strongs: H4222 (מָחָא), H4223 (מְחָא)

H) ehm (מההה MHhH) AC: Smear CO: ? AB: ?: The smearing of the marrow onto a food.

V) ehm (מההה MHhH) - Sm (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) |kjv: out, destroy, wipe, blot, polish, marrow, reach - Strongs: H4229 (מָחָה)

J) hfm (מוהה MWHh) AC: ? CO: Marrow AB: ?

Nm ) hfm (מוהה MWHh) - Marrow: KJV (1): marrow - Strongs: H4221 (מֹחַ)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מְחָא] verb smite (see Biblical Hebrew II. מָחָה); —

Pe`al Perfect 3 feminine singular מְחַת, ל of thing, Daniel 2:34,35 (+ עַל).

Pa`el Imperfect 3 masculine singular ימַחֵא בִידֵהּ Daniel 4:32, i.e. hinder him (compare Ecclesiastes 8:4 ᵑ7; D Aramaic Dialektproben. p. 5; Talmud: Levy NHWB under the word ).

Hithpa. Imperfect 3 masculine singular יִתְמְחֵא Ezra 6:11 let him be smitten (nailed) עֲלֹ֑הִי.

[מַחְלְקָה] see חלק.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מְחָא Chald. to smite, to strike, Daniel 2:34, 35 and often in Targg. (To this answers the Greek μάχομαι, μάχη; in Hebrew מָחָא, מָחָה, נָכָה.) Some have referred to this מָחֵא 1. מַחֵא Daniel 5:19 but this is part Aph. from חֲיָא keeping alive.

Pael מַחֵא id. followed by בְּיַד to strike upon one’s hand, i.e. to hinder, restrain. Daniel 4:32, “there is none who can strike upon his (God’s) hand, and say to him, What doest thou?” The same phrase in the Targums (Ecclesiastes 8:3, Targ.); and the Talmud is more usual for to restrain, to hinder, and in the same sense is used the Arabic phrase على يده ضرب, ضرب على يديه.

Ithpael, to be fastened upon with nails (Germ. angefchlagen werden), Ezra 6:11.

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List of Word Forms
וּמְחָ֤ת ומחת יְמַחֵ֣א יִתְמְחֵ֣א ימחא יתמחא מְחָ֣ת מחת mə·ḥāṯ meChat məḥāṯ ū·mə·ḥāṯ umeChat ūməḥāṯ yə·ma·ḥê yemaChe yəmaḥê yiṯ·mə·ḥê yitmeChe yiṯməḥê
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