Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #04743 - מָקַק
1) to decay, pine away, rot, fester
1a1) to fester (of wounds)
1a2) to rot, rot away
1a3) to moulder away
1a4) to pine away
1b) (Hiphil) to cause to rot
1295) qm (מק MQ) AC: Rot CO: Stink AB: ?: The pictograph m is a picture of water, the q is a picture of the sun at the horizon representing the gathering or condensing of light. Combined these mean "water condensed". During the summer months water holes begin to dry out and the organic matter that remains begins to rot and stink.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מָקַק not used in Kal, to melt, to pine away, like the cogn. מָכַךְ, מוּךְ, מוּג, which see. In western stocks to this there appear to answer maceo, macer.
(1) to melt, Isaiah 34:4, הַשָּׁמַיִם נָמַקּוּ כָּל צְבָא־ “all the stars of heaven shall melt,” i.e. shall fall melted, here compared by the poet to wax candles, as this image is well explained by Vitringa. [Most will regard this explanation as very strange.] Hence to flow, to run, Psalms 38:6, נָמַקּוּ חֲבוּרֹתָי “my turnours run with corrupt matter.”
(2) to pine, to pine away, of the eyes and tongue, Zechariah 14:12 of persons, Leviticus 26:39; Ezekiel 24:23, 33:10.
Hiphil חֵמֵק causat. to cause to pine away, Zechariah 14:12.
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