Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6779 - צָמַח
1) to sprout, spring up, grow up
1a1) to sprout, spring up
1a1a) of plants
1a1b) of hair
1a1c) of speech (figuratively)
1b) (Piel) to grow abundantly or thickly
1c1) to cause to grow
1c2) to cause to sprout
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
צָמַח to sprout forth, used of plants, Genesis 2:5, 41:6 of hairs, Leviticus 13:37. Transitively, Ecclesiastes 2:6, יַעַר צוֹמֵחַ עֵצִים “the wood sprouting forth,” i.e. producing trees. Metaph. used of the first beginnings of things which occur in the world, Isaiah 42:9, 43:19 58:8. (The primary idea appears to be that of shining forth, compare Syr. ܨܡܰܚ to shine, Arab. طمح id).
Piel, i.q. Kal (used of the hairs and beard), Ezekiel 16:7; Judges 16:22.
Hiphil, to cause to sprout forth (plants from the earth), Genesis 2:9 followed by two acc., to make to sprout forth, as grass on the earth, Psalms 147:8. Metaph. הִצְמִיחַ צְדָקָה to cause deliverance [rather, righteousness] to exist, or spring up, Isaiah 45:8, 61:11. Whence
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