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Entry for Strong's #5175 - נָחָשׁ

Transliteration
nâchâsh
Phonetics
naw-khawsh'  
Word Origin
from (05172)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1347a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) serpent, snake

1a) serpent

1b) image (of serpent)

1c) fleeing serpent (mythological)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1404 ‑ δράκων (drak'‑own);  3789 ‑ ὄφις (of'‑is);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (31) NAS (29) HCS (30)
Genesis 6
Exodus 2
Numbers 3
Deuteronomy 1
2 Kings 1
Job 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 2
Amos 2
Micah 1
Genesis 6
Exodus 2
Numbers 2
2 Kings 1
Job 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 2
Amos 2
Micah 1
Genesis 6
Exodus 2
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 1
2 Kings 1
Job 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 2
Amos 2
Micah 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmp 2
n-cms 24
n-cmsc 3
n-cmp 2
n-cms 24
n-cmsc 3
n-cmp 2
n-cms 24
n-cmsc 3
NA WH


Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. נָחָשׁ noun masculine Genesis 3:1 serpent (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic serpent, viper (Lane406anything hunted) is compare by Lag M, i, 230; BN 50,188 Ba Esther 48, but improbable; Arabic see below [נָחַשׁ below; on formation compare Lag BN 50); — absolute ׳נ Amos 5:19 +; construct נְחַשׁ Numbers 21:9 2t.; plural נְחָשִׁים Numbers 21:6; Jeremiah 8:17; —

1 serpent:

a. as biting, Amos 5:19; Ecclesiastes 10:8, in spite of charm (לַחַשׁ) Ecclesiastes 10:11 [compare Ecculs Ecclesiastes 12:13], Jeremiah 8:17 (+ צִפְעֹנִים; figurative of enemies); so הַנְּחָשִׁים הַשְׁרָפִים Numbers 21:6 (deadly; J E; compare Jacob Arab. Dicht. iv. 10 ff.), and singular Numbers 21:9, also (collective) Numbers 21:7 compare שָׂרָף׳נ Deuteronomy 8:15 (+ עַקְרָב); ׳נ figurative of oppressor, מִשֹּׁרֶשׁ נָחָשׁ יֵצֵא צֶפַע וּפִרְיוֺ שָׂרָף מְעוֺפֵף Isaiah 14:29; figurative of Dan Genesis 49:17 (poem in J; "" שְׁפִיפֹן); ׳הֲמַת נ Psalm 58:5 (simile of perniciousness of ungodly), compare ׳נ Psalm 140:4; simile of effect of wine Proverbs 22:32 ("" צִפִעֹנִי).

b. rod becomes׳נ Exodus 4:3 (J), compare Exodus 7:15 (E); ׳עֲלֵי צוּר דֶּרֶךְ נ Proverbs 30:19.

c.׳נ (apparently) as hissing Jeremiah 46:22 (in simile, compare Gie); as eating dust Isaiah 65:25 compare Micah 7:17 (in simile; see also Genesis 3:14).

d. as crafty tempter Genesis 3:1,2,4,13,14.

2 (הַ)נְּחשֶׁת׳נ, bronze image of serpent Numbers 21:9 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 18:4 (compare נְחֻשְׁתָּן).

3 mythological בָּרִחַ׳נ Job 26:13 fleeing serpent, of eclipse-dragon (compareלִנְיָתָן Job 3:6); also בּרִחַ ֗֗֗ ׳לִוְיָתָן נ עֲקַלָּתוֺן׳לִוְיָתָן נ Isaiah 27:1 (symbolic of world-powers); ׳נ of sea-monster Amos 9:3. — ׳נ with verb נָשַׁךְ bite Numbers 21:6 8t. On supernatural character of serpents in Arabic belief see Nö Zeitschr. Für Völkerpsychol. i.(1860), 412-416 RS Kinship 197, Semitic i. 421f., 2 d ed, 442We Skizzen iii.147, Arab. Heid. 2,152f. Jacob Arab. Dicht. iv. 5

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נָחָשׁ m.

(1)  a serpent, so called from its hissing (see the root) Genesis 3:1, seq.; Exodus 4:3, 7:15 2 Kings 18:4. Used of the constellation of the serpent or dragon in the northern part of the sky, Arab. حَيَّة Job 26:13.

(2) [Nahash], pr.n.

(a) of a town otherwise unknown, 1 Chronicles 4:12.

(b) of a king of the Ammonites, 1 Samuel 11:1; 2 Samuel 10:2, and of various men.

(c) 2 Samuel 17:27.

(d) 2 Samuel 17:25.

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List of Word Forms
הַנְּחָשִׁ֣ים הַנָּחָ֑שׁ הַנָּחָ֖שׁ הַנָּחָ֥שׁ הַנָּחָֽשׁ׃ הַנָּחָשׁ֙ הַנָּחָשׁ֮ הנחש הנחש׃ הנחשים וְהַנָּחָשׁ֙ וְנָחָ֖שׁ והנחש ונחש כְּנָחָ֣שׁ כַּנָּחָ֔שׁ כַּנָּחָ֣שׁ כנחש לְנָחָ֑שׁ לְנָחָ֖שׁ לנחש נְחַ֣שׁ נְחַ֥שׁ נְחַ֨שׁ נְחָשִׁים֙ נָ֫חָ֥שׁ נָחָ֑שׁ נָחָ֖שׁ נָחָ֗שׁ נָחָ֣שׁ נָחָ֤שׁ ׀ נָחָ֥שׁ נָחָֽשׁ׃ נָחָשׁ֙ נחש נחש׃ נחשים han·nā·ḥāš han·nə·ḥā·šîm hannaChash hannāḥāš hannechaShim hannəḥāšîm kan·nā·ḥāš kannaChash kannāḥāš kə·nā·ḥāš kenaChash kənāḥāš lə·nā·ḥāš lenaChash lənāḥāš nā·ḥāš naChash nāḥāš nə·ḥā·šîm nə·ḥaš neChash nechaShim nəḥaš nəḥāšîm vehannaChash venaChash wə·han·nā·ḥāš wə·nā·ḥāš wəhannāḥāš wənāḥāš
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