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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2567 - חָמַשׁ

a denominative from (H2568)
Parts of Speech

1) to arrange in multiples of five, take one fifth

1a) (Piel) to take one fifth, tax a fifth of

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1074 ‑ γενεά (ghen‑eh‑ah');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
NAS (2)
HCS (1)
BSB (1)
ESV (1)
WEB (1)
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2176) smh (ההמסה HhMSh) AC: Grab CO: Fingers AB: ?: A grabbing of something with the fingers. Also the number five from the fingers of the hand.

V) smh (ההמסה HhMSh) - Fifth: To take a fifth. [A denominative verb] KJV (1): (vf: Piel) fifth - Strongs: H2567 (חָמַשׁ)

Nm/f) smh (ההמסה HhMSh) - Five: [Also meaning fifty when written in the plural form - mismh] KJV (505): five, fifth, fifty, fiftieth - Strongs: H2568 (חֲמִשָּׁה), H2572 (חֲמִשִּׁים)

dm ) sfmh (ההמוסה HhMWSh) - Armed: One prepared for battle in the sense of grabbing weapons. KJV (4): armed, harness - Strongs: H2571 (חָמֻשׁ)

gm) smfh (ההומסה HhWMSh) - Fifth: KJV (5): fifth - Strongs: H2569 (חֹמֶשׁ), H2570 (חֹמֶשׁ)

bfm) isimh (ההמיסהי HhMYShY) - Fifth: KJV (45): fifth - Strongs: H2549 (חֲמִשִּׁי)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָמַשׁ an unused root, to be fat, whence חֹמֶשׁ abdomen. Arabic حَمِيشُ fat, Kam. p. 826; but much more commonly with the letters transposed, شَحْمُ fat, fatness, شَحُمَ to be fat; also حشم to become fat after having been lean.


חָמַשׁ a root nearly allied to the roots חָמַס and חָמַץ i.q. Arabic حَمِسَ to be eager or manly in battle. II. IV. to excite anger. XII. to be angry. V. to act harshly and obstinately (in religion and) in war; حَميسُ, أَحْمَسُ brave, warlike, حَمَاسَةُ martial valour, comp. حَمِشَ to be angry, حَمَشَ to kindle with anger; all which words have a sense springing from that of sharpness, acrimony. Hence part. pass. plur. חֲמֻשִׁים (a word, the etymology of which has been long sought for), i.e. the eager, active, brave, ready prepared for fighting, Exodus 13:18; Joshua 1:14, 4:12 Judges 7:11 comp. in the context חֲלֻצִים, Josh. 4:13 (compare verse 12 Judges 7:12). Numbers 32:30, 32 Numbers 32:32. Aqu. ἐνωπλισμένοι. Symm. καθωπλισμένοι. Vulg. armati, and similarly Onk. Syr. Some have referred this word to חָמֵשׁ No. III; comparing خَمِيسُ i.e. a host arrayed (for battle), properly five-parted, as consisting of the centre, the front and rear guard, and the two wings. Theod. πεμπταΐζοντες: variously rendered by others; but the explanation previously given, is that which best suits the context and the structure of the language.


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List of Word Forms
וְחִמֵּשׁ֙ וחמש vechimMesh wə·ḥim·mêš wəḥimmêš
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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