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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical DictionaryHebrew Lexicon

Strong's #4222 - מָחָא

Root Word (Etymology)
a primitive root
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1) to strike, clap (the hands)

1a) (Qal) to clap (of joy)

1b) (Piel) to clap (of exultation)

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
NAS (3)
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
HCS (3)
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
BSB (3)
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
ESV (3)
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
WEB (3)
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1284) hm (מהה MHh) AC: Strike CO: Marrow AB: ?: The pictograph m is a picture of water or other liquid, the h is a picture of a wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "liquid inside". The marrow is a buttery liquid inside the bones and is used as a choice food. To obtain the marrow, the bone must be struck to break it open.

A) hm (מהה MHh) AC: ? CO: Fat AB: ?: In the sense of the fat of the marrow.

Nm) hm (מהה MHh) - Fat: KJV (2): fatling, fat one - Strongs: H4220 (מֵחַ)

fm) ihm (מההי MHhY) - Ram: In the sense of fat. An engine of war for battering down walls. KJV (1): engine - Strongs: H4239 (מְחִי)

E) ahm (מההא MHhA) AC: Strike CO: ? AB: ?

V) ahm (מההא MHhA) - Strike: The striking of the bone to break it open to access the marrow. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Piel) clap, smote, hang - Strongs: H4222 (מָחָא), H4223 (מְחָא)

H) ehm (מההה MHhH) AC: Smear CO: ? AB: ?: The smearing of the marrow onto a food.

V) ehm (מההה MHhH) - Sm (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) |kjv: out, destroy, wipe, blot, polish, marrow, reach - Strongs: H4229 (מָחָה)

J) hfm (מוהה MWHh) AC: ? CO: Marrow AB: ?

Nm ) hfm (מוהה MWHh) - Marrow: KJV (1): marrow - Strongs: H4221 (מֹחַ)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָחָא] verb strike, only = clap (the hand) (Aramaic form of II. מָחָה q. v.); —

Qal Imperfect 3 masculine plural only figurative, of joy of inanimate things before ׳נְהָרוֺת יִמְחֲאוכָֿ֑ף ׃י Psalm 98:8; הַשָּׂדֶה יִמְחֲאוּכָֽֿף ׃וְכָלעֲֿצֵי Isaiah 55:12. —

Pi`el Infinitive construct suffix id., of exultation over foe יַעַן מַחְאֲךָ יָד Ezekiel 25:6 ("" וְרַקְעֲךָ בְּרָ֑גֶל).

מַחֲבֵא, [מַחֲבֹא] see חבא.

מַחְבֶ֫רֶת, [מְחַבְרָה] see חבר.

מַחֲבַת see חבת. מַחֲגֹ֫רֶת see חגר.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מָחָא i.q. Aram. מְחָא, ܡܚܳܐ to smite, to strike, used poetically for the common הִכָּה. Followed by כַּף i.q. הִכָּה כַף (2 Kings 11:12), to clap the hands. Psalms 98:8, נְחָרוֹת יִמְהֲאוּ־כָף “let the rivers clap their hands,” as in exultation, Isaiah 55:12.

Piel, id. Ezekiel 25:6 with the addition of יָד. Inf. with suff. מַחַאֲךָ.

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List of Word Forms
יִמְחֲאוּ־ ימחאו־ מַחְאֲךָ֣ מחאך machaCha maḥ’ăḵā maḥ·’ă·ḵā yim·ḥă·’ū- yimchau yimḥă’ū-
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