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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #7833 - שָׁחַק

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

1) to rub away, beat fine, pulverise

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to rub away

1a1a) of incense, stones

1a1b) of enemies (figuratively)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (3)
Exodus 1
2 Samuel 1
Job 1
Psalms 1
Exodus 1
2 Samuel 1
Job 1
Psalms 1
2 Samuel 1
Job 1
Psalms 1
v-qp2ms 1
v-qp3cp 1
v-qp2ms 1
v-qp3cp 1
v-qp2ms 1
v-qp3cp 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2828) qhs (סהההק ShHhQ) AC: Beat CO: Powder AB: ?: A repetitive beating or pounding to pulverize or to make small such as the tumbling of stones in a river. [from: hs- destruction by striking]

V) qhs (סהההק ShHhQ) - Beat: To continually beat something to make it small or turn to powder. KJV (4): (vf: Paal) beat, wear - Strongs: H7833 (שָׁחַק)

Nm) qhs (סהההק ShHhQ) - Powder: A pulverized powder. Also the clouds as a fine powder. KJV (21): cloud, sky, dust, cloud - Strongs: H7834 (שַׁחַק)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [שָׁחַק] verb rub away, beat fine, pulverize (so Arabic , worn garment, thin clouds; Aramaic שְׁחַק, pilverize; Ecclus שחק Sirach 6:36 is go often (wear by treading), Str compare iter terere); —

Qal Perfect 3 plural אֲבָּנִים שָֽׁחֲקוּ מַיִם Job 14:19 waters rub away stones; 2 masculine singular וְשָׁחַקְתָּ֫ Exodus 30:36 (P; of pulverizing incense, see דקק

Hiph`il); figurative, accusative of foes, Imperfect 1 singular suffix וְאֶשְׁחָקֵם 2 Samuel 22:43 ("") = Psalm 18:43.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to rub or beat in pieces, i.q. Arab. سحق, Exodus 30:36. Figuratively applied to enemies, Psalms 18:43.

(2) to rub or wear away. Job 14:19, אֲבָנִים שָֽׁחֲקוּ מַיִם “the waters wear away (hollow out), the stones.” Hence

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List of Word Forms
וְֽאֶשְׁחָקֵ֗ם וְאֶשְׁחָקֵ֖ם וְשָֽׁחַקְתָּ֣ ואשחקם ושחקת שָׁ֥חֲקוּ שחקו šā·ḥă·qū šāḥăqū Shachaku veeshchaKem veshachakTa wə’ešḥāqêm wə·’eš·ḥā·qêm wə·šā·ḥaq·tā wəšāḥaqtā
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