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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2545 - הֲמֹת

chămôth, chămôth
kham-oth', kham-oth'  
Word Origin
from (02524)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) mother-in-law, husband’s mother

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3994 ‑ πενθερά (pen‑ther‑ah');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (11) NAS (11) HCS (11)
Ruth 9
Micah 1
Ruth 9
Micah 1
Ruth 10
Micah 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1174) mh (ההמ HhM) AC: Heat CO: Cheese AB: ?: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall meaning "to separate". The m is a picture of water. Combined these mean "separate water". Cheese was made by placing milk in a bag made out of an animal skin. The bag was hung out in the sun and pushed back and forth. The skin of the bag contained an enzyme that when heated and shaken caused the milk to sour and separate into its two parts, fat (curds or cheese) and water (whey) . The whey could be drunk and the curds eaten or stored for future consumption.

A) mh (ההמ HhM) AC: Heat CO: Sun AB: ?: The heat from the sun heats the contents of the bag.

Nm) mh (ההמ HhM) - I. Hot: II. Father-In-Law:One who is hot. KJV (20): hot, warm, heat, father-in-law, husbands father - Strongs: H2524 (חָם), H2525 (חָם), H2527 (חֹם)

Nf1) emh (ההמה HhMH) - I. Sun:The source of heat. II. Fury:An intense heat from anger. KJV (132): sun, heat, fury, wrath, poison, displeasure, rage, anger, bottle - Strongs: H2528 (חֱמָא), H2534 (חֵמָה), H2535 (חַמָּה)

Nf2) tmh (ההמת HhMT) - Skin bag: Used for holding the cheese. Also used for water or any other liquid. KJV (4): bottle - Strongs: H2573 (חֵמֶת)

Nf3) tfmh (ההמות HhMWT) - Mother-In-Law: KJV (11): mother-in-law - Strongs: H2545 (הֲמֹת)

mm) nmh (ההמנ HhMN) - Sun idol: An object of worship representing the sun god. KJV (8): image, idol - Strongs: H2553 (חַמָּן)

B) mmh (ההממ HhMM) AC: Warm CO: ? AB: ?: The heat from the sun warms the contents of the bag.

V) mmh (ההממ HhMM) - Warm: The warmth of the sun or from passion. KJV (13): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel) hot, heat, warm, enflame - Strongs: H2552 (חָמַם)

E) amh (ההמא HhMA) AC: ? CO: Cheese AB: ?: The curds produced from the skin bottle. This cheese has a buttery texture and flavor.

Nf1) eamh (ההמאה HhMAH) - Cheese: [df: hmx] KJV (10): butter - Strongs: H2529 (חֵמָה)

af1 ) eamhm (מההמאה MHhMAH) - Cheese: KJV (1): butter - Strongs: H4260 (מַחְמָאוֹת)

J) mfh (ההומ HhWM) AC: ? CO: Black AB: ?: The color of wood when burned.

Nm) mfh (ההומ HhWM) - Black: KJV (4): brown - Strongs: H2345 (חוּם)

Nf1) emfh (ההומה HhWMH) - Wall: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (133): wall, walled - Strongs: H2346 (חוֹמָה)

L) mhi (יההמ YHhM) AC: Heat CO: ? AB: ?: The heat from the sun warms the contents of the bag.

V) mhi (יההמ YHhM) - Heat: Natural body heat as well as the time of heat when animals mate. Conception from an animals heat or through the heat of passion. KJV (10): (vf: Paal, Piel) conceive, warm, hot, heat - Strongs: H3179 (יָחַם)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [חָמוֺת] noun feminine husband's mother (Late Hebrew חָמוֺת, Aramaic חֲמָתָא; Arabic husband's mother; Assyrian êmêtu, Zim BP 48; Ethiopic ) — only suffix חֲמוֺתֵךְ Ruth 2:11; Ruth 3:17; חֲמוֺתָהּ Ruth 1:14 7t.; חֲמֹתָהּ Micah 7:6; — of Naomi Ruth 1:14; Ruth 2:11,18,19 (twice in verse); Ruth 2:23; Ruth 3:1,6,16,17; בַּת קָמָ֫ה בְאִמָּ֔הּכַּלָּה בַּחֲמֹתָהּ Micah 7:6.

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List of Word Forms
בַּחֲמֹתָ֑הּ בחמתה חֲמוֹתֵ֔ךְ חֲמוֹתֵֽךְ׃ חֲמוֹתָ֑הּ חֲמוֹתָ֔הּ חֲמוֹתָ֖הּ חֲמוֹתָ֜הּ חֲמוֹתָֽהּ׃ חמותה חמותה׃ חמותך חמותך׃ לַחֲמוֹתָ֔הּ לַחֲמוֹתָ֗הּ לחמותה ba·ḥă·mō·ṯāh bachamoTah baḥămōṯāh chamoTah chamoTech ḥă·mō·w·ṯāh ḥă·mō·w·ṯêḵ ḥămōwṯāh ḥămōwṯêḵ la·ḥă·mō·w·ṯāh lachamoTah laḥămōwṯāh
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