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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4371 - מֶכֶס

Transliteration
mekes
Phonetics
meh'-kes  
Word Origin
probably from an unused root meaning to enumerate
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1014a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) computation, proportion to be paid, tribute, tax

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5056 ‑ τέλος (tel'‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (6)
Numbers 6
Numbers 6
Numbers 6
BYZ TIS TR
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1245) xk (כס KS) AC: Cover CO: Cup AB: ?: (eng: case)

A) xk (כס KS) AC: ? CO: Seat AB: ?: The seat is like a cup that holds, conceals, a person. A covering of something. To cover a group by counting.

Nm) xk (כס KS) - Seat: KJV (1): seat - Strongs: H3676 (כֵּס)

Nf1) exk (כסה KSH) - Cup: [df: hVq hwVq] KJV (4): cover, cup - Strongs: H7184 (קַשְׂוָה)

Nf2 ) txk (כסת KST) - I. Inkwell:A cup for holding ink. II. Amulets:A sewn arm or wrist band as a covering. KJV (5): pillow, inkhorn - Strongs: H3704 (כֶּסֶת), H7083 (קֶסֶת)

Nf3) tfxk (כסות KSWT) - Covering: Covering, raiment, vesture. KJV (8): covering, raiment, vesture - Strongs: H3682 (כְּסוּת)

hf1) exkm (מכסה MKSH) - Value: According to a number. KJV (2): number, worth - Strongs: H4373 (מִכְסָה)

km) xkm (מכס MKS) - Tribute: An assessment based on a number. KJV (6): tribute - Strongs: H4371 (מֶכֶס)

lf2 ) txkxk (כסכסת KSKST) - Scales: The covering of a fish. Also the scales of leather armor. [df: tVqVq] KJV (8): scales, mail - Strongs: H7193 (קַשְׂקֶשֶׂת)

rfm ) ifxk (כסוי KSWY) - Covering: KJV (2): covering - Strongs: H3681 (כָּסוּי)

B) xxk (כסס KSS) AC: Count CO: Number AB: ?: To cover a group by counting.

V) xxk (כסס KSS) - Count: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) count - Strongs: H3699 (כָּסַס)

E) axk (כסא KSA) AC: Appoint CO: Seat AB: ?: The seat is like a cup that holds, conceals, a person.

Nm) axk (כסא KSA) - Appointed: To be set in place. [df: hok] KJV (2): appoint - Strongs: H3677 (כֶּסֶה)

em ) axik (כיסא KYSA) - Seat: Usually a throne or seat of authority. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hok] KJV (138): throne, seat, stool - Strongs: H3678 (כִּסֵּא), H3764 (כָּרְסֵא)

H) exk (כסה KSH) AC: Cover CO: ? AB: ?: A hiding, covering or concealing of something.

V) exk (כסה KSH) - Cover: [df: hVk] KJV (153): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Pual, Piel, Participle) cover, hide, conceal, overwhelm, clad, close, cloth - Strongs: H3680 (כָּסָה), H3780 (כָּשָׂה)

hm ) exkm (מכסה MKSH) - Covering: What covers something. KJV (16): covering - Strongs: H4372 (מִכְסֶה)

km) exkm (מכסה MKSH) - Covering: What covers something. KJV (4): cover, clothing - Strongs: H4374 (מְכַסֶּה)

J) xfk (כוס KWS) AC: ? CO: Cup AB: ?: A cup holds its contents.

Nf) xfk (כוס KWS) - I. Cup: II. Owl:[Unknown connection to root] KJV (34): cup, owl - Strongs: H3563 (כּוֹס)

M) xik (כיס KYS) AC: ? CO: Bag AB: ?: A cup or bag that conceals its contents.

Nm) xik (כיס KYS) - Bag: KJV (6): bag, purse - Strongs: H3599 (כִּיס)

Adopted Roots:

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מֶ֫כֶס noun masculine computation, proportion to be paid, tax (Palmyrene מכסא Reckend ZMG 1885,379 ff.; Late Hebrew מֶכֶס, Aramaic מִכְסָא, tax (hence Arabic as loan-word Frä283); Assyrian miksu, Dl HWB 407 (√ מכס); Late Hebrew מוֺכֵס tax-collector; so Assyrian makkasu, compare Arabic ) — Numbers 31:28 ׳לי׳זַהֲרֵמֹתָ֫ מ and thou shalt separate a tax (duty levied on the spoil) for ׳י, Numbers 31:37; Numbers 31:38; Numbers 31:39; Numbers 31:40; Numbers 31:41 (all P).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מֶכֶס m. (from the root כָּסַס, like מֶמֶר from מָרַר), pr. number, price (see fem.), then tribute, Numbers 31:28, -3741. Aram. ܡܰܟܣܳܐ, Arab. مَكْسُ census, toll, whence is formed a new verb مَكَّسَ to collect tribute, also a denominative noun ܡܳܟܣܐܳ, مَاكِسُ a publican, tax-gatherer. The Armenians have also adopted this noun; and they write it մաՔս. Contracted from this is מַס, fem. [מִסָּה].

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List of Word Forms
הַמֶּ֥כֶס המכס וּמִכְסָ֥ם וּמִכְסָם֙ ומכסם מֶ֙כֶס֙ מֶ֜כֶס מכס ham·me·ḵes hamMeches hammeḵes me·ḵes Meches meḵes ū·miḵ·sām umichSam ūmiḵsām
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