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Strong's #4680 - מָצָה

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a primitive root
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. to drain, drain out
    1. (Qal) to drain, drain out
    2. (Niphal) to be drained out

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 106 ‑ ἄζυμος (ad'‑zoo‑mos);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (7)
Leviticus 2
Judges 1
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
NAS (7)
Leviticus 2
Judges 1
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
CSB (6)
Leviticus 2
Judges 1
Psalms 2
Ezekiel 1
BSB (7)
Leviticus 2
Judges 1
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
ESV (5)
Leviticus 2
Judges 1
Psalms 1
Ezekiel 1
WEB (7)
Leviticus 2
Judges 1
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1294) ym (מתס MTs) AC: Squeeze CO: ? AB: Strong: The pictograph m is a picture of water representing might, the y representing the side. Combined these mean "mighty sides". When one strengthens the sides internal pressure is forced on the sides of the upper body.

A) ym (מתס MTs) AC: Squeeze CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) ym (מתס MTs) - Squeeze: KJV (1): extortioner - Strongs: H4160 (מוּץ)

B) yym (מתסתס MTsTs) AC: Suck CO: ? AB: ?: A pressing with the lips.

V) yym (מתסתס MTsTs) - Suck: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) milk - Strongs: H4711 (מָצַץ)

Nf1) eyym (מתסתסה MTsTsH) - Unleavened: A hard and flat bread or cake made without leaven. As a food that can be sucked on. KJV (53): unleavened bread, cakes, unleavened, without leaven - Strongs: H4682 (מַצָּה)

C) yma (אמתס AMTs) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Strong: A strong pressure or pressing. A mental strength of courage or determination.

V) yma (אמתס AMTs) - Strong: To be mentally strong, firm, obstinate or courageous. KJV (41): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) strengthen, courage, strong, courageous, harden, speed, stronger, confirm, establish, fortify, increase, obstinate, prevail - Strongs: H553 (אָמֵץ)

Nf1) yma (אמתסה AMTsH) - Strength: KJV (1): strength - Strongs: H556 (אַמְצָה)

am) ymam (מאמתס MAMTs) - Strength: KJV (1): forces - Strongs: H3981 (מַאֲמָץ)

bm) yima (אמיתס AMYTs) - Strong: KJV (6): strong, mighty, courageous - Strongs: H533 (אַמִּץ)

cm) yfma (אמותס AMWTs) - Strong: KJV (2): bay - Strongs: H554 (אָמֹץ)

gm) ymfa (אומתס AWMTs) - Strong: KJV (1): strong - Strongs: H555 (אֹמֶץ)

E) aym (מתסא MTsA) AC: Find CO: ? AB: ?: In the sense of squeezing something out of its hidden place.

V) aym (מתסא MTsA) - Find: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (464): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) find, present, come, meet, befall, get, suffice, deliver, hit, left, hold, reach - Strongs: H4291 (מְטָה), H4672 (מָצָא)

H) eym (מתסה MTsH) AC: Wring CO: ? AB: ?: A squeezing out of a liquid by wringing.

V) eym (מתסה MTsH) - Wring: To squeeze out by wringing. KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Niphal) wring, suck - Strongs: H4680 (מָצָה)

J) yfm (מותס MWTs) AC: ? CO: Chaff AB: ?: When a seed of grain is squeezed the chaff is removed.

Nm) yfm (מותס MWTs) - Chaff: KJV (8): chaff - Strongs: H4671 (מוֹץ)

M) yim (מיתס MYTs) AC: Wring CO: ? AB: ?: A squeezing out of a liquid by wringing.

Nm) yim (מיתס MYTs) - Wring: KJV (3): churn, wring, force - Strongs: H4330 (מִיץ)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָצָה] verb drain, drain out (Late Hebrew id. press, or drain out; Aramaic , מְצָא id.; Arabic II. drain to the last drop (Dozy); compare מָצַץ); —

Qal Perfect 2 feminine singular מָצִית Isaiah 51:17, וּמָצִית consecutive Ezekiel 23:34 Imperfect 3 masculine singular with apocope וַיִמֶץ Judges 6:38,3masculine plural יִמְצוּ Psalm 75:9; — drain, drain out, וַיִמֶץ טַל מִןהַֿנִּזָּה Judges 6:38 and drained dew out of the fleece; so figurative, object קֻבַּעת bowl, goblet, of bewilderment from ׳י, Isaiah 51:17 ( + שׁתה; of personified Jerusalem), compare, object בּוֺס, Ezekiel 23:24 (+ שׁתה); object שְׁמָרֶיהָ the dregs of it (namely בּוֺס) Psalm 75:9 (subject the wicked).

Niph`al Perfect וְנִמְצָה consecutive Leviticus 1:15 and the blood (of the bird) shall be drained out; so Imperfect יִמָּצֵה Leviticus 5:9 (both

P); מֵי מָלֵא יִמָּצוּ לָמוֺ Psalm 73:10 water of abundance is drained (i.e. drunk) by them (Gr Che Buhl read יִמְצוּ or יָמֹצוּ (מצץ) they drain).

I. מַצָּה see מצץ. II. מַצָּה see נצה.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) pr. i.q. מָצַץ, מָזָה to suck, hence to suck out, to drink out. Isaiah 51:17, “thou hast drunk out the inebriating cup, thou hast sucked it out;” i.e. thou hast drunk it greedily even to the dregs, Psalms 75:9; Ezekiel 23:34. (Syr. id. ܡܨܳܝܐܳ a drinking out.)

(2) to press out juice, moisture, followed by מִן from any thing, Judges 6:38. Syr. Pael id.


(1) pass. of Kal No. 1. Psalms 73:10.

(2) pass. of Kal No. 2. Leviticus 1:15, 5:9.

I. מַצָּה f. pr. what is sweet (from the root מָצַץ No. 2), specially sweet, i.e. unfermented bread, such as is used at the passover, opp. to leavened bread (חָמֵץ). חַלַּת מַצָּה an unleavened cake, Leviticus 8:26 pl. חַלּוֹת מַצּוֹת Numbers 6:15 (compare as to the double plural, under יוֹבֵל No. 1, note, and Heb. Gram. ed. 10, § 106, 3), and simply מַצּוֹת unleavened bread. Exodus 12:15, 18 Exodus 12:18. חַנ הַמַּצּוֹת the feast of unleavened bread, the passover, Exodus 23:15, 34:18.

II. מַצָּה fem. (from the root נָצָה I) strife, contention, Proverbs 13:10, 17:19.

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List of Word Forms
וְנִמְצָ֣ה וַיִּ֤מֶץ וּמָצִ֗ית וימץ ומצית ונמצה יִמְצ֣וּ יִמָּ֥צוּ יִמָּצֵ֖ה ימצה ימצו מָצִֽית׃ מצית׃ mā·ṣîṯ māṣîṯ maTzit ū·mā·ṣîṯ ūmāṣîṯ umaTzit vaiYimetz venimTzah way·yi·meṣ wayyimeṣ wə·nim·ṣāh wənimṣāh yim·mā·ṣêh yim·mā·ṣū yim·ṣū yimmāṣêh yimmāṣū yimmaTzeh yimMatzu yimṣū yimTzu
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