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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4116 - מָהַר
1) (Qal) to hasten
1a) (Niphal) to be hurried, be anxious
1a) hasty, precipitate, impetuous
1b1) to hasten, make haste
1b2) hasten (used as adverb with another verb)
1b3) to hasten, prepare quickly, do quickly, bring quickly
A) rm (מר MR) AC: ? CO: Bitter AB: ?: The headwaters of a river are only a trickle and have stagnant pools causing the water to be bitter. Something that is bitter of taste or attitude. Rebellion is one with a bitter attitude.
Nm) rm (מר MR) - I. Bitter: II. Trickle:From the little water at the headwaters of a river. KJV (39): bitter, bitterness, bitterly, chafed, angry, discontented, heavy - Strongs: H4751 (מַר), H4752 (מַר)
V) rem (מהר MHR) - I. Hurry: II. Purchase:To pay the price for a wife. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (66): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) haste, swift, quick, soon, speed, headlong, rash, fearful, ready, short, straightway, suddenly, endow - Strongs: H4116 (מָהַר), H4117 (מָהַר)
V) erm (מרה MRH) - Bitter: To be bitter or rebellious. KJV (44): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) rebel, rebellious, provoke, disobedient, against, bitter, change, disobey, grievously, provocation - Strongs: H4784 (מָרָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to hasten, in Kal once, Psalms 16:4.
(2) to be quick, skilful in any art or business. Arab. مهر to be diligent, acute-minded, see Pi. No. 2, and מָהִיר.
(1) to hasten
(a) to quicken, Isaiah 5:19, to bring quickly. Genesis 18:6, מַהֲרִי שְׁלשׁ סְאִים קֶמַח “bring quickly three seahs of flour;” 1 Kings 22:9.
(b) followed by a finite verb, either with or without the copula, to do any thing quickly, where, in the western languages, the adverb quickly, speedily, would be used, 1 Samuel 17:48; Genesis 19:22, מַהֵר הִמָּלֵט “make haste, escape,” i.q. escape quickly, followed by an infinitive or gerund, Exodus 10:16; Genesis 27:20, מַה־זֶּה מִהַרְתָּ לִמְצאֹ “how then hast thou found it so quickly?” Exodus 2:18. מַהֵר adv. quickly, Judges 2:17, 23 Judges 2:23; Psalms 79:8.
(2) to be prompt, apt in any thing, Isaiah 32:4.
Niphal נִמְהַר properly to be precipitate. Job 5:13, עֲצַת נִפְתָּלִים נִמְהָֽרָה “the counsel of the cunning is headlong,” i.e. being hastily executed it is frustrated. Part. נִמְהַר
(1) headlong, rash, Isaiah 63:4.
(2) impetuous, rushing on precipitately; Germ. ungeftüm, Habakkuk 1:6.
(3) timid, precipitate in flight, Isaiah 35:4.
Derivatives, מָהִיר, מַהֵר, מְהֵרָה [pr.n. מַהֲרַי].
מָהַר to buy, specially a wife, for a price paid to the parents (מֹהַר). Kindred verbs are מוּר which see, and with ה hardened מָחַר, מָכַר, Exodus 22:15.
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