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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2558 - חֹמֶץ

Word Origin
from (02556)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) vinegar

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3690 ‑ ὄξος (ox'‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (5) HCS (5)
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Ruth 1
Psalms 1
Proverbs 2
Numbers 1
Ruth 1
Psalms 1
Proverbs 2
Numbers 1
Ruth 1
Psalms 1
Proverbs 2
n-cms 3
n-cmsc 2
n-cms 4
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n-cmsc 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2173) ymh (ההמתס HhMTs) AC: ? CO: Sour AB: ?: The harsh taste of something that has fermented or soured. [from: mh- processing a food through heat or fermentation]

V) ymh (ההמתס HhMTs) - Sour: To be sour by adding leaven to bread. Also to sour in taste, thought or action. KJV (8): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael) leaven, cruel, dye, grieve - Strongs: H2556 (חָמֵץ)

Nm) ymh (ההמתס HhMTs) - Leaven: Used for souring bread, also the bread that has been leavened. KJV (11): leaven - Strongs: H2557 (חָמֵץ)

bm) yimh (ההמיתס HhMYTs) - Soured: KJV (1): clean - Strongs: H2548 (חָמִיץ)

cm) yfmh (ההמותס HhMWTs) - Soured: KJV (1): oppressed - Strongs: H2541 (חָמוֹץ)

gm) ymfh (ההומתס HhWMTs) - Vine KJV (6): vinegar - Strongs: H2558 (חֹמֶץ)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חֹ֫מֶץ noun masculine vinegar׳ח absolute Proverbs 10:26 3t.; construct Numbers 6:3 (twice in verse); — a common condiment Ruth 2:14, forbidden to Nazirite (יין׳ח and שֵׁכָר׳ח) Numbers 6:3 (twice in verse) (P), offered (in cruelty) to a thirsty man Psalm 69:22 (figurative for harshness lack of sympathy); in simile of sluggard כַּחֹמֶץ לַשִּׁנַּיִם Proverbs 10:26, עַלנָֿ֑תֶר׳ח Proverbs 25:20 vinegar on nitre (simile of merry songs for the heavy-hearted).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חֹמֶץ m. vinegar, Numbers 6:3; Ruth 2:14; Psalms 69:22. Ὄμφαξ is the rendering of the old versions, Ps. loc. cit., and Proverbs 10:26 and this is defended by Michaëlis, in Suppl. p. 828; but the common rendering is not unsuitable to any of the passages [and we know that vinegar is the meaning in Psalms 69:22 ].

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List of Word Forms
בַּחֹ֑מֶץ בחמץ וְחֹ֥מֶץ וחמץ חֹ֣מֶץ חֹ֥מֶץ חֹֽמֶץ׃ חמץ חמץ׃ כַּחֹ֤מֶץ ׀ כחמץ ba·ḥō·meṣ baChometz baḥōmeṣ Chometz ḥō·meṣ ḥōmeṣ ka·ḥō·meṣ kaChometz kaḥōmeṣ veChometz wə·ḥō·meṣ wəḥōmeṣ
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