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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4803 - מָרַט
V) urm (מרתה MRTh) - Rub: To polish a sword by rubbing it. Also the plucking of hair by rubbing it with a sharp object. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal, Niphal) furbish, fall, pluck, peel - Strongs: H4803 (מָרַט), H4804 (מְרַט)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מָרַט (kindred to the verb מָלַט, which see) pr. to smoothen; hence
(1) to polish, to sharpen a sword, Ezekiel 21:14, 33 Eze 21:33.
(2) to make any one’s head smooth, i.e. to make bald, to tear out, to pluck the hair, in contending, chastening, Nehemiah 13:25 in scorn, Isaiah 50:6 (where מֹרְטִים are those who pluck the beard); in mourning, Ezra 9:3.- Ezekiel 29:18, כָּל־כָּתֵף מְרוּטָה “every shoulder was peeled,” i.e. with carrying burdens.
Niphal, to become bald, Leviticus 13:40, 41 Leviticus 13:41.
(1) to be polished (used of metal), 1 Kings 7:45.
(2) to be sharp, as a sword. Part. מוֹרָֽמָּה for מְמֹרָטָה (with Dag. f. euphon.), Ezek: 21:15, 16 Ezekiel 21:16. Hither many refer עַם מוֹרָט Isaiah 18:2, Isaiah 18:7, for מְמֹרָט a sharp people, i.e. fierce, vehement (compare חָדַד No. 2). But see above under the word מוֹרָט.
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