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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2590 - חָנַט

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

1) to embalm, spice, make spicy (verb)

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to spice, make spicy

1a2) to embalm

2) (CLBL) to ripen

3) (BDB) embalming (noun masculine plural abstract)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1627 ‑ ἐκφέρω (ek‑fer'o);  1779 ‑ ἐνταφιάζω (en‑taf‑ee‑ad'‑zo);  2290 ‑ θάπτω (thap'‑to);  5027 ‑ ταφή (taf‑ay');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (4) HCS (5)
Genesis 3
Song of Solomon 1
Genesis 2
Song of Solomon 1
Genesis 4
Song of Solomon 1
P-d 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qw3mp 3
P-d 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qw3mp 3
P-d 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qw3mp 3

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2177) unh (ההנתה HhNTh) AC: Ripen CO: ? AB: ?

V) unh (ההנתה HhNTh) - Ripen: To give of the fragrance of the fruit as it ripens. Also to add spices to a body for embalming. KJV (5): (vf: Paal) embalm, put forth - Strongs: H2590 (חָנַט)

ef1) eunih (ההינתהה HhYNThH) - Wheat: In the sense of ripening on the stalk. [df: hjx] KJV (32): wheat, wheaten - Strongs: H2406 (חִטָּה), H2591 (חִנְטָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חָנַט verb spice, make spicy, embalm (Late Hebrew id., bud, blossom; Arabic become mature, II. prepare for burial, spices for a corpse; embalmer, Dozy i, 322after PS1320; Aramaic , חֲנַט embalm; so Ethiopic (loan-word Di110)); —

Qal Perfect 3 feminine singular חָֽנְטָה Song of Solomon 2:13; Imperfect 3 masculine plural וַיַּחַנְטוּ Genesis 50:2,26; Infinitive construct לַחֲנֹט Genesis 50:2; —

1 spice, make spicy פַגֶּיהָ׳הַתְּאֵנָה ח Song of Solomon 2:13 the fig-tree spiceth its figs, so VB De in translation (Ew De in notes Öttli and others prefer reddeneth, on account of spring season, compare the less common and perhaps secondary sense in Arabic become red (of leather) Lane657a).

2 embalm, followed by accusative of person Genesis 50:2 (twice in verse) (performed by הָרֹפְאִים), Genesis 50:26.

חֲנֻטִים noun [masculine] plural abstract embalming, only ׳יְמֵי הַח Genesis 50:3i.e. the days consumed in the embalming process = אַרְבָּעִים יוֺם see Di.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָנַט to spice or season, used in the sense

(a) to embalm corpses, Genesis 50:2, Genesis 50:3, 26 Genesis 50:26 (حنط I. II. id.).

(b) poet. the fig spices, i.e. fills its fruit with aromatic juice, to mature, Song of Solomon 2:13. [“Arabic حنط to mature (fodder for camels), etc.” See Thes.] Hence חֲנֻטִים [“also חִטָּה, חִנְטִין”].

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List of Word Forms
הַחֲנֻטִ֑ים החנטים וַיַּחַנְט֣וּ וַיַּחַנְט֥וּ ויחנטו חָֽנְטָ֣ה חנטה לַחֲנֹ֖ט לחנט chaneTah ha·ḥă·nu·ṭîm ḥā·nə·ṭāh hachanuTim haḥănuṭîm ḥānəṭāh la·ḥă·nōṭ lachaNot laḥănōṭ vaiyachanTu way·ya·ḥan·ṭū wayyaḥanṭū
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