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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5567 - סָמַן

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

1) to mark off

1a) (Niphal) appointed, determined (participle)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Isaiah 1
Isaiah 1
Isaiah 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2490) nmx (סמנ SMN) AC: Appoint CO: ? AB: ?: [from: mx- setting in place]

V) nmx (סמנ SMN) - Appoint: KJV (1): (vf: Niphal, Participle) appoint - Strongs: H5567 (סָמַן)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 סמן verb whence

Niph`al Participle נִסְמָן Isaiah 28:25 (si vera lectio) barley in an appointed place, or a determined portion (compare Ges Hi De and others), but ׳נ lacking in ᵐ5 and plausibly taken as dittograph for כֻּסֶּמֶת by We Prol. 417; Geschichte. Israel i. 409 Che Comm. and Hpt. Du; compare Brd Gu Kau.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

סָמַן not used in Kal (kindred root זָמַן), to designate, to mark off, Talmud. סַמֵּן, whence סִימָן a sign. This has been improperly compared with the Gr. σημαίνω, in which the ν does not belong to the root.

Niphal נִסְמָן something marked off, appointed place. Isaiah 28:25, שְׂעֹרָה נִסְמָן “and (he plants) barley in the appointed place,” i.e. in the field marked off. So Targ. Saad. Kimchi, and this interpretation is preferable to others which have been proposed. As to the explanation, hordeum pingue, fat barley, from the root سمن = שָׁמֵן to be fat, it is contrary both to the laws of syntax, and to the context; see my Comment The meaning millet is altogether conjectural, which is given by LXX. Theod. Aqu. Vulg.

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נִסְמָ֔ן נסמן nis·mān nisMan nismān
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