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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #05172 - נָחַשׁ

Transliteration
nâchash
Phonetics
naw-khash'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
1348
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to practice divination, divine, observe signs, learn by experience, diligently observe, practice fortunetelling, take as an omen

1a) (Piel)

1a1) to practice divination

1a2) to observe the signs or omens

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (11)
Genesis
5
Leviticus
1
Deuteronomy
1
1 Kings
1
2 Kings
2
2 Chronicles
1
NAS (18)
Genesis
7
Leviticus
2
Deuteronomy
2
1 Kings
2
2 Kings
3
2 Chronicles
2
HCS (9)
Genesis
3
Leviticus
1
Deuteronomy
1
1 Kings
1
2 Kings
2
2 Chronicles
1
BSB (11)
Genesis
5
Leviticus
1
Deuteronomy
1
1 Kings
1
2 Kings
2
2 Chronicles
1
ESV (11)
Genesis
5
Leviticus
1
Deuteronomy
1
1 Kings
1
2 Kings
2
2 Chronicles
1
WEB (10)
Genesis
4
Leviticus
1
Deuteronomy
1
1 Kings
1
2 Kings
2
2 Chronicles
1
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2395) shn (נההסה NHhSh) AC: ? CO: Bronze AB: ?

V) shn (נההסה NHhSh) - Divine: To learn something through divination. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (11): (vf: Piel) enchantment, divine, enchanter, indeed, certainly, learn, experience, diligently, observe - Strongs: H5172 (נָחַשׁ)

Nm) shn (נההסה NHhSh) - I. Bronze:[Aramaic only] II. Divination:[Unknown connection to root;] KJV (11): brass, enchantment - Strongs: H5173 (נַחַשׁ), H5174 (נְחָשׁ)

cf2) tsfhn (נההוסהת NHhWShT) - Bronze: KJV (141): brass, brasen, fetters, chain, copper, filthiness, steel - Strongs: H5178 (נְחשֶׁת)

dm) sfhn (נההוסה NHhWSh) - Bronze: KJV (1): brass - Strongs: H5153 (נָחוּשׁ)

df1) esfhn (נההוסהה NHhWShH) - Bronze: KJV (10): brass, steel - Strongs: H5154 (נְחֻשָׁה)

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נָחַשׁ unused in Kal, an onomatop. word, i.q. לָחַשׁ to hiss, to whisper (zifchen, zifcheln), specially used of the whispering of soothsayers (see לָחַשׁ Piel, Psalms 58:6) compare Nasor. ܢܚܫܝ to whisper (see Cod. Nas. III. p. 88, line 16, 18; II. p. 138, line 9).

Piel

(1) to practise enchantment, to use sorcery, i.q. Arab. قَنَحَّشَ. Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17, 21:6. Some understand this of ὀφιμαντεία, divination by serpents; as if it were denom. from נָחָשׁ, see Bochart, Hieroz. t. i. p. 21. Hence

(2) to augur, to forebode, to divine, Gr. οἰωνίζομαι, comp. Syr. ܢܚܫܝ Pe. and Pa. id. Genesis 30:27, נִחַשְׁתִּי וַיְבָֽרֲכֵנִי יְהֹוָה בִּגְלָלֶךָ “I augur that Jehovah blesses me for thy sake.” Genesis 44:15, “do ye not know כִּי נַחֵשׁ יְנַחֵשׁ אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר כָּמוֹנִי that such a man as I can certainly divine?” Verse Genesis 44:5.

(3)  1 Kings 20:33, וְהָאֲנָשִׁים יְנַחֲשׁוּ Vulg. et acceperunt viri pro omine, “and the men took as an omen,” sc. Ahab’s words (verse 32 1 Kings 20:32).

[II. נָחַשׁ a second root is given in Thes. probably signifying to shine, whence נְחשֶׁת brass, etc.]

[Derivatives of No. I the following words, also נָחוּשׁ and נְחוּשָׁה.]

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List of Word Forms
וְנִחֵ֔שׁ וְנִחֵשׁ֙ וַיְנַחֵ֑שׁוּ וּמְנַחֵ֖שׁ וינחשו ומנחש ונחש יְנַחֲשׁ֨וּ יְנַחֵ֖שׁ יְנַחֵ֛שׁ ינחש ינחשו נִחַ֕שְׁתִּי נַחֵ֥שׁ נַחֵ֧שׁ נחש נחשתי תְעוֹנֵֽנוּ׃ תעוננו׃ na·ḥêš naChesh naḥêš ni·ḥaš·tî niChashti niḥaštî ṯə‘ōwnênū ṯə·‘ō·w·nê·nū teoNenu ū·mə·na·ḥêš umenaChesh ūmənaḥêš vaynaCheshu veniChesh way·na·ḥê·šū waynaḥêšū wə·ni·ḥêš wəniḥêš yə·na·ḥă·šū yə·na·ḥêš yenachaShu yenaChesh yənaḥăšū yənaḥêš
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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