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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4685 - מְצֹדָה

mâtsôd, metsôdâh, metsôdâh
maw-tsode', mets-o-daw', mets-o-daw'  
Word Origin
from (06679)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) siege-works, bulwark (noun masculine)

2) hunting implement, net (noun masculine)

3) net (noun feminine)

4) fastness, stronghold (noun feminine)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5482 ‑ χάραξ (khar'‑ax);  293 ‑ ἀμφίβληστρον (am‑fib'‑lace‑tron);  5438 ‑ φυλακή (foo‑lak‑ay');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (7) HCS (4)
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 3
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Job 1
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 3
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Job 1
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 1
n-cmp 2
n-cmsc 1
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 1
n-cmp 2
n-cmsc 1
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 1
n-cmp 2
n-cmsc 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1395) dy (תסד TsD) AC: Hide CO: Side AB: Stronghold: The pictograph y is a picture of the side of a man. One lies down to sleep, hide or ambush. (eng: side)

A) dy (תסד TsD) AC: ? CO: Side AB: Stronghold

Nm ) dy (תסד TsD) - I. Side: II. Concerning:On the side of something. [Aramaic only] KJV (35): side, beside, another, concerning, against - Strongs: H6654 (צַד), H6655 (צַד)

km) dym (מתסד MTsD) - Stronghold: A hiding place surrounded by sides. KJV (11): stronghold, hold, castle, fort, munition - Strongs: H4679 (מְצָדָה)

adf1) edfym (מתסודה MTsWDH) - Stronghold: A hiding place surrounded by sides. KJV (22): fortress, hold, snare, stronghold, castle, fort, defense - Strongs: H4686 (מְצֻדָה)

H) edy (תסדה TsDH) AC: Lay down CO: ? AB: ?

V) edy (תסדה TsDH) - Lay-down: KJV (3): (vf: Paal, Niphal) wait, hunt, destroy - Strongs: H6658 (צָדָה)

Nm) edy (תסדה TsDH) - True: Posed as a question, "is it true", as if laying something down for investigation. [Aramaic only] KJV (1): - Strongs: H6656 (צְדָא)

ff1) eidy (תסדיה TsDYH) - Ambush: A laying down in wait. KJV (2): lay - Strongs: H6660 (צְדִיָּה)

J) dfy (תסוד TsWD) AC: Hunt CO: Snare AB: ?

V) dfy (תסוד TsWD) - Hunt: To hunt in the sense of laying in ambush. KJV (18): (vf: Paal, Hitpael) hunt, take, chase, provision, sore - Strongs: H6679 (צִיד)

am) dfym (מתסוד MTsWD) - Snare: A tool used for trapping animals while the hunter lies in wait. KJV (6): net, snare, bulwark - Strongs: H4685 (מְצֹדָה)

af1) edfym (מתסודה MTsWDH) - Snare: A tool used for trapping animals while the hunter lies in wait. KJV (6): net, munition, hold - Strongs: H4685 (מְצֹדָה)

M) diy (תסיד TsYD) AC: Hunt CO: Meat AB: ?

Nm ) diy (תסיד TsYD) - I. Hunter:One who lays in ambush. II. Meat:The produce of the hunt. KJV (20): venison, hunter, victuals, provision, hunting, catch, food, hunting - Strongs: H6718 (צַיִד), H6719 (צַיָּד)

Nf1) ediy (תסידה TsYDH) - Meat: The produce of the hunt. KJV (10): venison, victuals, provision, meat - Strongs: H6720 (צֵדָה)

Adopted Roots:

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [מָצוֺד] noun masculine in plural, dubious, usually siege-works; — מְצוֺדִים נְּדֹלִים Ecclesiastes 9:14, but read מְצוּרִים Wkl Altor. Forsch. iv. 353, see מָצוֺר 2, p. 849a.

II. [מָצוֺד] noun [masculine] hunting implement, specifically net (compare Syriac , ᵑ7מְצַדְתָּא, net); — only figurative: construct מְצוֺד רָעִים Proverbs 12:12 (but text dubious, see conjecture in Toy); suffix מְצוּדוֺ Job 19:5 (of God as Job's hunter); plural מְצוֺדִים וַחֲרָמִים לִנָּהּ Ecclesiastes 7:26 (of woman).

I. מְצוֺדָה noun feminine net; — ׳מ Ecclesiastes 9:12 for fish (in simile); — plural Ezekiel 19:9 see מְצָד above

II. [מְצוֺדָה] noun feminine fastness, stronghold; — suffix מְצֹדָתָהּ Isaiah 29:7 (of Ariel); — plural Ezekiel 19:9 see מְצָד.

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List of Word Forms
וּמְצֹ֣דָתָ֔הּ ומצדתה מְצ֣וֹד מְצוֹדִ֥ים מְצוֹדִ֧ים מצוד מצודים mə·ṣō·w·ḏîm mə·ṣō·wḏ məṣōwḏ məṣōwḏîm meTzod metzoDim ū·mə·ṣō·ḏā·ṯāh ūməṣōḏāṯāh umeTzodaTah
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