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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2441 - חֵךְ

Word Origin
probably from (02596) in the sense of tasting
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) mouth, palate, taste, gums

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2995 ‑ λάρυγξ (lar'‑oongks);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (18) NAS (18) HCS (18)
Job 7
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Song of Solomon 3
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Hosea 1
Job 7
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Song of Solomon 3
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Hosea 1
Job 7
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Song of Solomon 3
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Hosea 1
n-cms 2
n-cms 2
n-cms 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1172) kh (ההכ HhK) AC: Stick CO: Palate AB: Tarry: The h represents a wall such as the ridge in the middle of the palate. The k represents the palm, a curved surface such as found on the roof of the mouth. The roof of the mouth.

A) kh (ההכ HhK) AC: ? CO: Palate AB: ?

Nm ) kh (ההכ HhK) - Palate: KJV (18): mouth, roof of the mouth, taste - Strongs: H2441 (חֵךְ)

Nf1) ekh (ההכה HhKH) - Hook: As fastened to the roof of a fishes mouth. KJV (3): angle, hook - Strongs: H2443 (חַכָּה)

H) ekh (ההכה HhKH) AC: Stick CO: ? AB: ?: When the mouth is dry the tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth causing the speaker to wait to speak.

V) ekh (ההכה HhKH) - Tarry: KJV (14): (vf: Paal, Piel) tarry, wait, long - Strongs: H2442 (חָכָה)

Adopted Roots:

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חֵךְ noun masculine palate, roof of mouth, gums (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic חִכָּא Arabic palate, roof of mouth, jaws, lower part of mouth, lower jaw of horse, mouth, etc. Lane659 Dozy i. 332); — absolute ׳ח Job 12:11; Job 34:3; suffix חִכִּי Proverbs 8:7 6t., חִכְּךָ Hosea 8:1, חִכֶּ֑ךָ Ezekiel 3:26; Proverbs 24:13; chiefly in poetry, especially Wisdom Literature: — חִכֵךְ Song of Solomon 7:10, חִכּוֺ Lamentations 4:4 2t., חִכָּהּ Proverbs 5:3, חִכָּם Job 29:10; — palate, roof of mouth:

a.אֶלחִֿכְּךָ שֹׁפָר Hosea 8:1 a trumpet to thy palate! (or gums; as in English, to thy lips); often with לָשׁוֺן, tongue clings (דבק) to חך, expression for speechlessness Ezekiel 3:26; Job 29:10, as imprecation Psalm 137:6; for the parching of extreme thirst Lamentations 4:4 (בַּצָּמָא), compare Psalm 22:16 ᵑ0יָבֵּשׁ כַּחֶרֶשׂ כֹּחִי read חִכִּי for כחי see Che critical note ("" לְשׁוֺנִי מֻדְבָּק מַלְקוֺחָ֑י).

b. as organ of speech Proverbs 5:3; Proverbs 8:7 (both "" שְׂפָתַיִם), Job 31:30; Job 33:2 דִּבְּרָה לְשׁוֺנִי בְחִכִּי ("" מָּתַחְתִּי פִי).

c. as organ of taste Job 12:11; Job 34:3, מִּרְיוֺ מָתוֺק לְחִכִּי Song of Solomon 2:3 his fruit was sweet to my palate, Proverbs 24:13 (implied simile of wisdom as sweet to the soul); figurative of God's words as sweet ׳לְח Psalm 119:103 ("" מִּי); of taste as distinguishing misfortunes Job 6:30 ("" לָשׁוֺן; > others of speech); of keeping wickedness ׳בְּתוֺךְ ח Job 20:18 ("" תַּחַת לָשׁוֺן), i.e. delighting in and prolonging the taste of it.

d. nearly = mouth, as an element in personal sweetness and beauty Song of Solomon 5:16; Song of Solomon 7:10.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חֵךְ with suff. חִכִּי m. the palate with the corresponding lower part of the mouth, the internal part of the mouth, the jaws, like מַלְקֹחַיִם. (Arab. حَنكَُ the palate and the lower part of the mouth answering to it, beak, Syr. ܚܢܶܒܐܳ palate. Root חָנַךְ No. 1.) Whence Job 20:13, בְּתוֹךְ חִכּוֹ “in the midst of his mouth.” Job 33:2.

(a) for the organ of taste, Job 12:11 comp. Job 6:30; Psalms 119:103.

(b) for the organ of speech. Proverbs 8:7, כִּי אֱמֶת יֶהְגֶּה חִכִּי “for my palate shall speak the truth.” Job 31:30, “for I have not suffered my palate to sin;” compare Hosea 8:1 “(Put) the trumpet to thy palate” (mouth). Comp. חַכָּה.- Song of Solomon 7:10, comp. Song of Solomon 5:16, the palate seems to be delicately put for the moisture of the mouth perceived in kisses; comp. Lette ad Amrulk. Moall. p. 180.

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List of Word Forms
בְחִכִּֽי׃ בחכי׃ וְ֝חֵ֗ךְ וְחִכֵּ֕ךְ וחך וחכך חִ֝כִּ֗י חִכְּךָ֣ חִכִּ֑י חִכֶּ֔ךָ חִכֶּֽךָ׃ חִכָּֽהּ׃ חִכּ֖וֹ חִכּֽוֹ׃ חִכּוֹ֙ חכה׃ חכו חכו׃ חכי חכך חכך׃ לְ֭חִכִּי לְחִכִּֽי׃ לְחִכִּי֮ לְחִכָּ֥ם לחכי לחכי׃ לחכם ḇə·ḥik·kî ḇəḥikkî chikKah chikKecha chikKi chikKo ḥik·kāh ḥik·ke·ḵā ḥik·kə·ḵā ḥik·kî ḥik·kōw ḥikkāh ḥikkeḵā ḥikkəḵā ḥikkî ḥikkōw lə·ḥik·kām lə·ḥik·kî lechikKam Lechikki ləḥikkām ləḥikkî veChech vechikKech vechikKi wə·ḥêḵ wə·ḥik·kêḵ wəḥêḵ wəḥikkêḵ
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