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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical DictionaryHebrew Lexicon

Strong's #8069 - שָׁמִיר

Root Word (Etymology)
the same as (H8068)
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun
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Shamir = “a point” or “thorn”

1) a town in the mountain district of Judah

2) a town in Ephraim where the judge Tola lived and was buried

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Joshua 1
HCS (0)
HCS (4)
Joshua 1
Judges 2
1 Chronicles 1
BSB (3)
Joshua 1
ESV (3)
Joshua 1
WEB (3)
Joshua 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. שָׁמִיר proper name, of a location 1. in הֵר אֶפְרַיִם Judges 10:1,2, Σαμειρ; A ᵐ5 L Σαφειρ.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שָׁמִיר m.

(1)  a sharp point (see שָׁמַר No. II.), hence thorn, collect. thorns, Isaiah 5:6, 7:23, 24, 25 9:17 32:13 metaph. used of enemies, Isaiah 10:17, 27:4 (Arab. سَمُرَ ةُ coll. سَمُرُ is the Egyptian thorn, a thorn-tree).

(2) diamond, so called from its cutting and perforating (as the point of a stylus was made of diamonds Jeremiah 17:1), Ezekiel 3:9; Zechariah 7:12. (Arab. سَامُورُ id. We may, perhaps, compare Gr. σμῖρις, σμῦρις, i.e. diamond dust, which was used in polishing. Bohlen considers the word to be of Indian origin, comparing asmîra, a stone which eats away, used of gems, iron.)

(3) [Shamir] pr.n.

(a) of a town in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:48.

(b) of a town in mount Ephraim, Judges 10:1, Judges 10:2.

(c) 1 Chronicles 24:24 קרי where the כתיב has שָׁמוּר.

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List of Word Forms
בְּשָׁמִ֖יר בְּשָׁמִֽיר׃ בשמיר בשמיר׃ שָׁמִ֥יר שמיר bə·šā·mîr bəšāmîr beshaMir šā·mîr šāmîr shaMir
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