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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2397 - חָחִי

châch, châchı̂y
khawkh, khakh-ee'  
Word Origin
from the same as (02336)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) hook, ring, fetter, brooch

1a) hook, ring (in nose of captive)

1b) hook, ring (as jewellery)

1b1) nose ring

1b2) bracelet

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 44 ‑ ἄγκιστρον (ang'‑kis‑tron);  4973 ‑ σφραγίς (sfrag‑ece');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (7) HCS (7)
Exodus 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Exodus 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Exodus 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 4
n-cmp 5
n-cms 1
n-cmp 5
n-cms 1
n-cmp 4
n-cms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1169) hh (הההה HhHh) AC: ? CO: Thicket AB: ?: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The wall around crops or livestock was constructed of thistles or rocks with thistles laid on top. The thorns prevented intruders from entering. (eng: hook - an exchange for the k and h)

A) hh (הההה HhHh) AC: ? CO: Thorn AB: ?: A sharp object that penetrates the flesh.

Nm) hh (הההה HhHh) - Ring: As pierced through the nose or lip. KJV (8): hook, chain, bracelet - Strongs: H2397 (חָחִי)

J) hfh (ההוהה HhWHh) AC: ? CO: Thorn AB: ?: A sharp point

Nm) hfh (ההוהה HhWHh) - Thorn: KJV (12): thistle, thorn, brambles - Strongs: H2336 (חוֹחַ), H2337 (חוֹחַ)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2019
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חַח noun masculine hook, ring, fetter; — חַח absolute Exodus 35:22; suffix חַחִי Isaiah 37:29; 2 Kings 19:28; plural חַחִים Ezekiel 19:4 2t. + Ezekiel 29:4 Qr (Kt erroneous חחיים, see below); —

1 hook, ring, in nose of captive וְשַׂמְתִּי חַחִיבְּאַמֶּ֑ךָ Isaiah 37:29 = 2 Kings 19:28 (compare בַּחֹחִים 2 Chronicles 33:11, see חוֺחַ above); so of princes of Judah, under figure of young lions Ezekiel 19:4,9 (in Ezekiel 19:9 transp:, so that בחחים following הביא as Ezekiel 19:4; so Co); in jaws of crocodile (metaphor of Pharaoh), with נתן Ezekiel 29:4, compare Ezekiel 38:4 (but ᵐ5 omits and sense opposes, compare Co and — dubious — Da).

2 hook, ring as ornament, perhaps nose-ring (others brooch, see VB), Exodus 35:22 (P; "" נֶזֶם, טַבַּעַת, כּוּמָז).

חוט (of following; Arabic , Aramaic , חַיֵּט sew).

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List of Word Forms
בַּֽחַחִ֔ים בַֽחַחִ֖ים בחחים חַחִ֖ים חַחִ֜י חַחִים֙ חָ֣ח חח חחי חחים ba·ḥa·ḥîm ḇa·ḥa·ḥîm bachaChim baḥaḥîm ḇaḥaḥîm chach chaChi chaChim ḥa·ḥî ḥa·ḥîm ḥāḥ ḥaḥî ḥaḥîm vachaChim
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