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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3179 - יָחַם
1) to be hot, conceive
1a1) to be hot, become hot
1a2) to mate (of animals)
1a3) to be or become hot (figuratively of anger)
1b1) to conceive (sexually)
1b2) to be in heat (of animals)
1174) mh (ההמ HhM) AC: Heat CO: Cheese AB: ?: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall meaning "to separate". The m is a picture of water. Combined these mean "separate water". Cheese was made by placing milk in a bag made out of an animal skin. The bag was hung out in the sun and pushed back and forth. The skin of the bag contained an enzyme that when heated and shaken caused the milk to sour and separate into its two parts, fat (curds or cheese) and water (whey) . The whey could be drunk and the curds eaten or stored for future consumption.
Nf1) emh (ההמה HhMH) - I. Sun:The source of heat. II. Fury:An intense heat from anger. KJV (132): sun, heat, fury, wrath, poison, displeasure, rage, anger, bottle - Strongs: H2528 (חֱמָא), H2534 (חֵמָה), H2535 (חַמָּה)
V) mhi (יההמ YHhM) - Heat: Natural body heat as well as the time of heat when animals mate. Conception from an animals heat or through the heat of passion. KJV (10): (vf: Paal, Piel) conceive, warm, hot, heat - Strongs: H3179 (יָחַם)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
יָחַם unused in pret. (in which tense there is used the form חַם from חָמַם, compare טוֹב fut. יִיטַב, רַע fut. יֵרַע), fut. יִחַם 1 Kings 1:1, and יֵחַם (see the note), Deuteronomy 19:6; Ezekiel 24:11 plur. יֶחֱמוּ for יֵחֲמוּ Genesis 30:39 3 plural masc. יֵחַמְנָה (in the Chaldee and Arabic form for the common תֵּחַמְנָה, see Lehrgeb. p. 276) i.q. חָמַם to be hot (Arabic وحم to be hot, as the day; V. to be warm, of sexual desire in cattle). Ezekiel 24:11 specially with wrath, Deu. loc. cit., and with sexual desire, hence to conceive (speaking of sheep), Genesis 30:38, 39 Genesis 30:39. [These two passages in Thes. are referred to חָמַם.] Impers. יֵחַם לוֹ Ecclesiastes 4:11 and יִחַם לוֹ 1 Kings 1:1, to become hot. [See חָמַם.]
Note. Above at חָמַם I have followed the common arrangement, and referred the forms יֵחַם, יִחַם to the root יָחַם; however, let grammarians inquire, whether they should not all be referred to חָמַם; compare the form יֵחַמּוּ Hosea 7:7.
Piel יִחַם 1. יֵחַם to be warm, with sexual desire, as cattle; to have sexual intercourse, Genesis 30:41, 31:10. Hence to conceive, used also of a woman. Psalms 51:7, וּבְחֵטְא יֶחֱמַתְנִי אִמִּי “and in sin did my mother conceive me.” יֶחֱמַתְנִי for יֵחֲמַתְנִי as אֶחֱרוּ for אִחֲרוּ, אֵחֲרוּ Judges 5:28.
Hence חֵמָה for יְחֵמָה.
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