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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3649 - כֹּמֶר

Word Origin
from (03648)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) priest, idolatrous priest

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
2 Kings 1
Hosea 1
Zephaniah 1
2 Kings 1
Hosea 1
Zephaniah 1
2 Kings 1
Hosea 1
Zephaniah 1
n-cmp 2
n-cmp 2
n-cmp 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2266) rmk (כמר KMR) AC: Burn CO: ? AB: ?

V) rmk (כמר KMR) - Burn: Also a passion that burns for another. KJV (4): (vf: Niphal) yearn, kindle, black - Strongs: H3648 (כָּמַר)

gm) rmfk (כומר KWMR) - Priest: The priests of idolaters. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): priest - Strongs: H3649 (כֹּמֶר)

hf2) trmkm (מכמרת MKMRT) - Fishing net: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): drag, net - Strongs: H4365 (מִכְמֶרֶת)

acm) rfmkm (מכמור MKMWR) - Hunting net: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (2): net - Strongs: H4364 (מִכְמֹר)

blm) rirmk (כמריר KMRYR) - Blackness: In the sense of being burnt. KJV (1): blackness - Strongs: H3650 (כַּמְרִיר)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [כֹּ֫מֶר] noun masculine (idol-)priest (so Late Hebrew כּוּמָר; Aramaic , כּוּמְרָא, is also priest of God; Nerab כמר Hal Rev. Semitic 1896,280, 282; Nabataean כמר priest CIS ii, No. 170, Teima כמרא id. CIS ii, No. 113a, b, b bis; so כמר Neo-Punic Eut ZMG. 1875,238, 239 Berger JAs Apr.-June, 1887,465; perhaps Tel Amarna kamiru Bez BM.:Tabl, xxvi; Or. Dipl. 92; Wkl TA. 1,15, 33leaves untranslated); — plural absolute, in O.T. only of idol-priests; הַכְּמָרִים 2 Kings 23:5, כְּמָרָיו Hosea 10:5, עִםהַֿכֹּהֲנִים׳הַכּ Zephaniah 1:4. In Hosea 4:4 Beck (in Wü142) We proposes וְעַמִּי כִּכְמָרָיו (for ᵑ0וְעַמְּךָ כִּמְרִיבֵי).

כמת (√ of following, meaning unknown).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כֹּמֶר only in pl. כְּמָרִים idolatrous priests, 2 Kings 23:5; Hosea 10:5; Zephaniah 1:4. Syr. ܟܘܽܡܪܐܳ used of any priest whatever; but Syriac words relating to divine worship are in Hebrew restricted to the worship of idols; see Gesch. der Heb. Sprache, p. 58. If the etymology of this word be inquired for, כֹּמֶר, ܟܘܽܡܪܐܳ is prop. blackness, sadness, and as a concrete, one who goes about in black attire, mourning; hence, an ascetic, a priest. Compare أَبِيلُ, ܙܰܒܺܝܠܳ sad, mournful; hence, an ascetic, a monk, an ecclesiastic. See my Comment. on Isaiah 22:12, 38:15.

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הַכְּמָרִ֖ים הַכְּמָרִ֗ים הכמרים וּכְמָרָיו֙ וכמריו hak·kə·mā·rîm hakkemaRim hakkəmārîm ū·ḵə·mā·rāw uchemaRav ūḵəmārāw
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