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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5183 - נַחַת
1) rest, quietness
1a) quietness, quiet attitude
1b) rest (of death)
2) descent (of judgment)
1307) hn (נהה NHh) AC: Guide CO: Rest AB: ?: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed representing continuance, the h is a picture of a wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "continue outside". The shepherd would guide his flock to a place of water. Here is water for drinking as well as green grass for pasturing. Once the flock arrives, they are free to rest after the long journey. A guided journey to a place of rest. A sigh of rest. (eng: night - from the German nocht, as the time of rest)
Nm) na (אנהה ANHh) - I: In the sense of sighing or breathing. [Aramaic only; The plural form of this word meaning, we, is anhnaor anhna] [df: ana hna] KJV (20): I, me, we - Strongs: H576 (אֲנָא), H586 (אֲנַחְנָה)
fm) ihna (אנההי ANHhY) - I: In the sense of sighing or breathing. [The plural form of this word meaning, we, is fnhna, fnhnand fna] [df: ykna yna] KJV (29): I, me, we, ourselves, mine - Strongs: H580 (אֲנוּ), H587 (אֲנַחְנוּ), H589 (אֲנִי), H595 (אָנֹכִי), H5168 (נַחְנוּ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נַחַת (Milêl), from the root נוּחַ, f.
(1) a letting down; Job 36:16, נַחַת שֻׁלְחָֽנךָ “food set down upon thy table;” Isaiah 30:30, נַחַת זְרוֹעוֹ “the letting down of his arm,” i.e. the punishment of his arm (compare Psalms 38:3).
(2) rest, Isaiah 30:15; Ecclesiastes 6:5. Acc. Ecclesiastes 4:6, מְלֹא כַף נַחַת “a handful in quiet.”
(3) [Nahath], pr.n.; see תּוֹחַ.
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