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Strong's #4388 - מַכְתֵּשׁ

Root Word (Etymology)
from (H3806)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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1) mortar

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2629 ‑ κατακόπτω (kat‑ak‑op'‑to);  
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2301) stk (כתסה KTSh) AC: Pound CO: Mortar AB: ?: A hollowed out stone bowl used to crush seeds, herbs or other plant material for food or medicine.

V) stk (כתסה KTSh) - Pound: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) bray - Strongs: H3806 (כָּתַשׁ)

am) stkm (מכתסה MKTSh) - Mor |kjv: hollow, mortar - Strongs: H4388 (מַכְתֵּשׁ)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מַכְתֵּשׁ noun masculine mortar (place of pounding, braying; compare Palmyrene proper name, masculine מכתש = contundens Vog No. 97) — absolute ׳מ Proverbs 27:22 (see foregoing); hollow resembling a mortar Judges 15:19 (whence came forth a water-spring; compare GFM), Zephaniah 1:11 #NAME? Jerusalem, compare Schw ZAW x. (1890), 173 f.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מַכְתֵּשׁ m. (from the root כָּתַשׁ).

(1)  a mortar, Proverbs 27:22.

(2)  Judges 15:19, prob. mortariolum dentium, Gr. ὁλμίσκος, socket of a tooth, see Bochart, Hieroz. t. i. p. 202. [Is it not a place of such a form that is spoken of in the cited passage?]

(3)  Zephaniah 1:11 [Maktesh], pr.n. of a valley near Jerusalem, prob. so called from its resemblance to a mortar.

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List of Word Forms
בַּֽמַּכְתֵּ֡שׁ במכתש הַמַּכְתֵּ֣שׁ המכתש bam·maḵ·têš bammachTesh bammaḵtêš ham·maḵ·têš hammachTesh hammaḵtêš
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