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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3897 - לָחַךְ

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

1) to lick, lick up

1a) (Qal) to lick up

1b) (Piel) to lick up

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (6)
Numbers 1
1 Kings 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Micah 1
Numbers 1
1 Kings 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Micah 1
Numbers 2
1 Kings 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Micah 1
v-pi3mp 3
v-pp3fs 1
v-qc 2
v-pi3mp 3
v-pp3fs 1
v-qc 2
v-pi3mp 3
v-pp3fs 1
v-qc 2

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
 לחַךְ verb lick (Late Hebrew id.; so Aramaic לְחַךְ ; Arabic ; -

Qal Infinitive construct כִּלְחֹךְ Numbers 22:4 (E), followed by accusative; of ox licking up grass.

Pi`el Perfect 3 feminine singular לִחֵ֑כָה 1 Kings 18:38; Imperfect 3 masculine plural יְלַחֲכוּ Numbers 22:4; Micah 7:17; יְלַחֵ֑כוּ Psalm 72:9; Isaiah 43:23; lick up (followed by accusative), fire from heaven the water in trench 1 Kings 18:38; of Israel consuming produce of land Numbers 22:3(E); especially עָפָר׳ל lick the dust, sign of humiliation Micah 7:17; Psalm 72:9; Isaiah 49:23.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

לָחַךְ i.q. לָקַק to lick; German lecken; Arabic لَحِكَ; Syr. ܠܚܟ Peal and Pael id. In Kal it is once used [in speaking of an ox] for to lick away, to eat up or depasture by licking, Numbers 22:4.

Piel, לִחֵךְ to lick, to eat up by licking, spoken of an ox, Num. loc. cit. (compare Arab. لَسَّ to lick up fodder as an ox), used of fire, 1 Kings 18:38 לִחֵךְ עָפָר to lick the dust; hyperb. of one who prostrates himself as a suppliant on the ground, Psalms 72:9; Micah 7:17; Isaiah 49:23.

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List of Word Forms
יְלַחֲכ֤וּ יְלַחֵ֑כוּ יְלַחֵֽכוּ׃ ילחכו ילחכו׃ כִּלְחֹ֣ךְ כלחך לִחֵֽכָה׃ לחכה׃ kil·ḥōḵ kilChoch kilḥōḵ li·ḥê·ḵāh liChechah liḥêḵāh yə·la·ḥă·ḵū yə·la·ḥê·ḵū yelachaChu yelaChechu yəlaḥăḵū yəlaḥêḵū
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