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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3895 - לְחִי

Transliteration
lechı̂y
Phonetics
lekh-ee'  
Word Origin
from an unused root meaning to be soft
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1101a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) jaw, cheek

1a) jaw, jawbone (of animal)

1b) cheek (of man)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4600 ‑ σιαγών (see‑ag‑one');  5491 ‑ χεῖλος (khi'‑los);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (21) NAS (20) HCS (20)
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 4
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Song of Solomon 2
Isaiah 2
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 2
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 3
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Song of Solomon 2
Isaiah 2
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 2
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 4
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Song of Solomon 2
Isaiah 2
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 2
Hosea 1
Micah 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cfd 1
n-cfdcX1cs 2
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 6
n-cfsc 3
n-cfd 1
n-cfdcX1cs 2
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 6
n-cfsc 3
n-cfd 1
n-cfdcX1cs 2
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 6
n-cfsc 3
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1261) hl (להה LHh) AC: Lick CO: Moist AB: ?: The pictograph l represents authority and the tongue as the authority, the h is a picture of wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "tongue outside". When the lips are dry, the tongue licks the lips to moisten them. (eng: lick - an exchange for the ck and h; liquid - an exchange for the q and h and the addition of the uid.)

A) hl (להה LHh) AC: ? CO: Moist AB: ?: Anything that is moist or fresh.

Nm) hl (להה LHh) - Moist: KJV (7): green, moist - Strongs: H3892 (לַח), H3893 (לֵחַ)

fm) ihl (לההי LHhY) - Jaw: From the moist cheeks. KJV (21): cheek, jaw, jawbone, bone - Strongs: H3895 (לְחִי)

B) hhl (להההה LHhHh) AC: Lick CO: ? AB: ?

V) hhl (להההה LHhHh) - Lick: [df: qql Kxl]KJV (13): (vf: Paal, Piel) lap, lick - Strongs: H3897 (לָחַךְ), H3952 (לָקַק)

C) hla (אלהה ALHh) AC: Filthy CO: ? AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root]

V) hla (אלהה ALHh) - Filthy: KJV (3): (vf: Niphal) filthy - Strongs: H444 (אָלַח)

J) hfl (לוהה LWHh) AC: ? CO: Tablet AB: ?: A common writing material is wet clay. The letters can be easily inscribed and the clay hardens to preserve the record.

Nm) hfl (לוהה LWHh) - Tablet: KJV (43): table, board, plate - Strongs: H3871 (לֻחַ)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2019
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. לְחִי noun masculine Song of Solomon 1:10 jaw, cheek (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic לוֺחָא; Arabic ; on Assyrian la—û compare Dl HWB 375, but = ?); — ׳ל absolute Judges 15:17; Micah 4:14; construct Judges 15:15 2t.; לֶ֑חִי 1 Kings 22:24 3t. + Judges 15:19 (twice in verse); suffix לֶחֱיוֺ Job 40:26; לֶחֱיָהּ Lamentations 1:2; dual לְחָיַיִּם Deuteronomy 18:3; construct לְחָיֵי Isaiah 30:28; suffix לְחָיַי Isaiah 50:6, compare Job 16:10, etc.; לְחֵיהֶם Hosea 11:4; —

1 jaw, jawbone, of animal, Judges 15:15,16 (twice in verse); Judges 15:17 (under jaw of ass), compare proper name, of a location רָכַת לֶ֑חִי Judges 15:17; in simile עַלּלְֿחֵיהֶםכִּמְרִימֵי עֹל Hosea 11:4 like those lifting up a yoke from upon (read מֵעַל ?) their jaws (Israel under figure of oxen); of sacrificial ox or sheep Deuteronomy 18:3; of crocodile Job 40:26; of Pharaoh under figure of תַּנִּים Ezekiel 29:4 (compare Ezekiel 29:3); compare Ezekiel 38:4; Isaiah 30:28.

2 cheek, of Prayer of Manasseh 1Kings 22:24 2 Chronicles 18:23; Job 16:10; Psalm 3:8; Song of Solomon 5:13; Isaiah 50:6; Lamentations 3:30; Micah 4:14; of woman Song of Solomon 1:10; Lamentations 1:2 (figurative of Jerusalem).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

לְחִי f. in pause לֶ֑חִי; with suff. לֶחֱיוֹ; dual לְחָיַיִם, const. לְחָיִיִ Isaiah 30:28 with suff. לְחָיֶיךָ Ezekiel 29:4 but לְחֵיהֶם Hosea 11:4.

(1) the cheek, so called as being the seat of beauty [“from its fresh colour”]; see the root לָחָה. הִכָּה פ׳ עַל לְחִי and הִכָּה לְחָיִיִ פ׳ to smite any one on the cheek, implies castigation or insult, Mic. 4:14 1 Kings 22:24; Job 16:10 compare Isaiah 50:6; Lamentations 3:30.

(2) jaw-bone, -Judges 15:1517 ; Job 40:26 Psalms 3:8, הִכִּיתָ אֶת־כָּל־אֹיְבַי לְחִי “thou hast broken the jawbone of all my enemies:” an image taken from beasts of prey, which, when their jaw is broken and their teeth extracted, can no longer do harm. Arab. لَحْىُ id., لَحْيَةُ beard.

(3) [Lehi], pr.n. of a place on the borders of the Philistæa, Judges 15:9, 14:19 fully called רָמַת לְחִי the high place, or hill, of the jaw-bone, prob. so called from the series of abrupt rocks, (as single rocks are called teeth, see שֵׁן ; a jaw is found as the name of a mountainous place in the Chaldee pr.n. לְחַיַּת מוֹאָב for Hebr. עָר מוֹאָב, Mich. Suppl. p. 1453); the writer himself [who as being inspired is to be implicitly believed] refers it to the casting away of the jaw-bone, as if it were written רְמַת לְחִי (from the root רָמָה to throw).

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List of Word Forms
בִּלְחִ֣י בִּלְחָיֶ֑יךָ בִּלְחָיֶ֔יךָ בַּלֶּ֗חִי בלחי בלחייך הַלְּחִ֔י הַלְּחִ֖י הַלֶּ֑חִי הלחי וְהַלְּחָיַ֖יִם וּלְחָיַ֖י והלחיים ולחיי לְחִֽי־ לְחֵיהֶ֑ם לְחָיֵ֥י לְחָיַ֙יִךְ֙ לְחָיָ֑י לְחָיָו֙ לֶ֑חִי לֶ֖חִי לֶֽחֱיָ֔הּ לֶֽחֱיוֹ׃ לחי לחי־ לחיה לחיהם לחיו לחיו׃ לחיי לחייך bal·le·ḥî balLechi balleḥî bil·ḥā·ye·ḵā bil·ḥî bilchaYeicha bilChi bilḥāyeḵā bilḥî hal·le·ḥî hal·lə·ḥî halleChi halleḥî halləḥî lə·ḥā·ya·yiḵ lə·ḥā·yāw lə·ḥā·yāy lə·ḥā·yê lə·ḥê·hem le·ḥĕ·yāh le·ḥĕ·yōw le·ḥî lə·ḥî- lechaYai lechaYav lechaYayich lechaYei lecheiHem lecheYah lecheyo lechi ləḥāyāw ləḥāyāy ləḥāyayiḵ ləḥāyê ləḥêhem leḥĕyāh leḥĕyōw leḥî ləḥî- ū·lə·ḥā·yay ulechaYai ūləḥāyay vehallechaYayim wə·hal·lə·ḥā·ya·yim wəhalləḥāyayim
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