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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3179 - יָחַם

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

1) to be hot, conceive

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to be hot, become hot

1a2) to mate (of animals)

1a3) to be or become hot (figuratively of anger)

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to conceive (sexually)

1b2) to be in heat (of animals)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1064 ‑ γαστήρ (gas‑tare');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (10) NAS (4) HCS (6)
Genesis 4
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
Psalms 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Ezekiel 1
Genesis 2
Psalms 1
Genesis 5
Psalms 1
P-d 1
v-pc 3
v-qw3fp 1
v-qw3mp 1
P-d 1
v-pc 3
v-qw3fp 1
v-qw3mp 1
P-d 1
v-pc 3
v-qw3fp 1
v-qw3mp 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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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [יָחַם] verb be hot,

Pi`el conceive (Arabic see inclauerunt pecora, Frey; Aramaic יְחַם be hot, usually of sexual impulse of animals) —

Qal see חמם.

Pi`el Perfect 3 feminine singular suffix יֶחֱמַתְנִי Psalm 51:7 in sin my mother conceived me ("" חוֺלָ֑לְתִּי); Infinitive construct of heat of cattle in breeding, conception; בְּכָליַֿחֵם Genesis 30:41 at every breeding-heat of the flock (J); בְּעֵתיַחֵם Genesis 31:10 at the time of the flock's being hot in breeding (E); suffix 3 feminine plural לְיַחֲמֶנָּה Genesis 30:41 in order that they might have breeding-heat (J).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יָחַם unused in pret. (in which tense there is used the form חַם from חָמַם, compare טוֹב fut. יִיטַב, רַע fut. יֵרַע), fut. יִחַם 1 Kings 1:1, and יֵחַם (see the note), Deuteronomy 19:6; Ezekiel 24:11 plur. יֶחֱמוּ for יֵחֲמוּ Genesis 30:39 3 plural masc. יֵחַמְנָה (in the Chaldee and Arabic form for the common תֵּחַמְנָה, see Lehrgeb. p. 276) i.q. חָמַם to be hot (Arabic وحم to be hot, as the day; V. to be warm, of sexual desire in cattle). Ezekiel 24:11 specially with wrath, Deu. loc. cit., and with sexual desire, hence to conceive (speaking of sheep), Genesis 30:38, 39 Genesis 30:39. [These two passages in Thes. are referred to חָמַם.] Impers. יֵחַם לוֹ Ecclesiastes 4:11 and יִחַם לוֹ 1 Kings 1:1, to become hot. [See חָמַם.]

Note. Above at חָמַם I have followed the common arrangement, and referred the forms יֵחַם, יִחַם to the root יָחַם; however, let grammarians inquire, whether they should not all be referred to חָמַם; compare the form יֵחַמּוּ Hosea 7:7.

Piel יִחַם 1. יֵחַם to be warm, with sexual desire, as cattle; to have sexual intercourse, Genesis 30:41, 31:10. Hence to conceive, used also of a woman. Psalms 51:7, וּבְחֵטְא יֶחֱמַתְנִי אִמִּי “and in sin did my mother conceive me.” יֶחֱמַתְנִי for יֵחֲמַתְנִי as אֶחֱרוּ for אִחֲרוּ, אֵחֲרוּ Judges 5:28.

Hence חֵמָה for יְחֵמָה.

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List of Word Forms
וַיֵּחַ֖מְנָה וַיֶּחֱמ֥וּ ויחמו ויחמנה יִחַ֖ם יֵחַם֮ יֵחָֽם׃ יֶֽחֱמַ֥תְנִי יַחֵ֣ם יַחֵם֮ יחם יחם׃ יחמתני לְיַחְמֵ֖נָּה ליחמנה תֵּחַ֜ם תחם lə·yaḥ·mên·nāh leyachMennah ləyaḥmênnāh tê·ḥam teCham têḥam vaiyeChamnah vaiyecheMu way·yê·ḥam·nāh way·ye·ḥĕ·mū wayyêḥamnāh wayyeḥĕmū ya·ḥêm yaChem yaḥêm yê·ḥam yê·ḥām ye·ḥĕ·maṯ·nî yeCham yecheMatni yêḥam yêḥām yeḥĕmaṯnî yi·ḥam yiCham yiḥam
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