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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4711 - מָצַץ
1) (Qal) to drain out, suck
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.
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)
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)
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)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to suck, to suck out, i.q. מָצָה and מָזָה Arab. مَصَّ and Chald. מָצַץ id.; all of which imitate the sound like the Gr. μύζω, μυζάω, μάζος. Hence to draw out with pleasure, to taste, Isaiah 66:11 compare יָנַק verse 12 Isaiah 66:12. Those things which are sweet and pleasant to the taste are often sucked. Hence
(2) to be sweet, whence מַצָּה sweet, i.e. unfermented bread; compare מַתַק which also has both of these significations.
[“מֻצֶקֶת fem. casting, pouring, with aff., 2 Chronicles 4:3.”]
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