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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #03648 - כָּמַר

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to yearn, be kindled, be black (hot), grow warm and tender, be or grow hot, become hot, become emotionally agitated

1a) (Niphal)

1a1) to grow warm and tender

1a2) to be or grow hot

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4962 ‑ συστρέφω (soos‑tref'‑o);  5015 ‑ ταράσσω (tar‑as'‑so);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (5) HCS (4)
Genesis 1
1 Kings 1
Lamentations 1
Hosea 1
Genesis 1
1 Kings 1
Lamentations 1
Hosea 1
Genesis 1
1 Kings 1
Lamentations 1
Hosea 1
v-np3cp 4
v-np3cp 4
v-np3cp 4

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2266) rmk (כמר KMR) AC: Burn CO: ? AB: ?

V) rmk (כמר KMR) - Burn: Also a passion that burns for another. KJV (4): (vf: Niphal) yearn, kindle, black - Strongs: H3648 (כָּמַר)

gm) rmfk (כומר KWMR) - Priest: The priests of idolaters. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): priest - Strongs: H3649 (כֹּמֶר)

hf2) trmkm (מכמרת MKMRT) - Fishing net: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): drag, net - Strongs: H4365 (מִכְמֶרֶת)

acm) rfmkm (מכמור MKMWR) - Hunting net: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (2): net - Strongs: H4364 (מִכְמֹר)

blm) rirmk (כמריר KMRYR) - Blackness: In the sense of being burnt. KJV (1): blackness - Strongs: H3650 (כַּמְרִיר)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [כָּמַר] verb Niph`al grow warm and tender, be or grow hot (Late Hebrew id. Pi`el heat fruit in the ground, making it ripe, over-ripe, tender; Aramaic כְּמַר id., and more Generally make warm (one's flesh, or food); compare kemr, fermentation, etc., in modern Syria Wetzst ZPV xiv (1891), 6) —

Niph`al Perfect 3 plural נִכְמְרוּ Genesis 43:30 2t., נִכְמָ֑רוּ Lamentations 5:10; —

1 grow warm and tender, figurative, subject רחמים; ׳רַחֲמָיו אֶלאָֿחִיונ Genesis 43:30 (J), so רַחֲמֶיהָ עַלבְּֿנָהּ׳נ 1 Kings 3:26; (רַחֲמָ֑י We) נִחוּמָ֑י׳יַחַד נ Hosea 11:8 ("" עָלַי לִבִּינֶהְמַּךְ).

2 be or grow hot, ׳עוֺרֵנוּ כְתַנּוּר נ׳מִמְּנֵי וגו Lamentations 5:10 our skin has become hot like a furnace, because of the famine.

II. כמר (? √ of following; compare Syriac black, dark, usually gloomy, sad; , be sad).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כָּמַר a root unused in Kal; kindred to the root חָמַר (compare חָמַם, חוּם).

(1) to grow hot, to become warm, to glow; see Niphal No. 1 (Talmud כומר, a warming).

(2) to be burned, scorched (see Niphal No. 2); hence to be black, dark, obscure, like the Syriac ܟܡܰܪ to be sad, sorrowful. Aphel, to go about in black, i.e. mourning. Compare כִּמְדִירִים כֹּמֶר.


(1) to be warm, to glow, used of love towards any one; followed by עַל 1 Kings 3:26, and אֶל Genesis 43:20 to be moved, spoken of pity, Hosea 11:8.

(2) to be scorched; Lamentations 5:10, “our skin is scorched as in an oven from the burning heat of of the famine.”


כָּמַר i.q. כָּבַר to plait, to braid; whence מַכְמוֹר מִכְמָר, מִכְמֶרֶת a net.

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נִכְמְר֣וּ נִכְמְר֤וּ נִכְמְר֥וּ נִכְמָ֔רוּ נכמרו nichMaru nichmeRu niḵ·mā·rū niḵ·mə·rū niḵmārū niḵmərū
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