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Strong's #02167 - זָמַר

a primitive root [perhaps ident. with (H2168) through the idea of striking with the fingers]
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1) to sing, sing praise, make music

1a) (Piel)

1a1) to make music, sing

1a2) to play a musical instrument

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5567 ‑ ψάλλω (psal'‑lo);  5214 ‑ ὑμνέω (hoom‑neh'‑o);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (45)
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 41
Isaiah 1
NAS (90)
Judges 2
2 Samuel 2
1 Chronicles 2
Psalms 82
Isaiah 2
HCS (45)
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 41
Isaiah 1
BSB (46)
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 42
Isaiah 1
ESV (45)
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 41
Isaiah 1
WEB (45)
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 41
Isaiah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2124) rmz (זמר ZMR) AC: Pluck CO: Music AB: Melody: The sound from a musical instrument where the string is plucked or the singing that accompanies it. Also, the plucking of fruit from a vine or branch. [from: rn- music as bright]

V) rmz (זמר ZMR) - Pluck: To make music by plucking an instrument or plucking fruit. KJV (48): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) praise, sing, prune - Strongs: H2167 (זָמַר), H2168 (זָמַר)

Nm) rmz (זמר ZMR) - I. Music: II. Musician:[Aramaic only] III. Zemer:An unknown animal. KJV (6): musick, singer, chamois - Strongs: H2169 (זֶמֶר), H2170 (זְמָר), H2171 (זַמָּר)

Nf1) ermz (זמרה ZMRH) - I. Melody:As plucked on an musical instrument. A song set to music. II. Choice fruit:As plucked from the tree or vine. KJV (5): melody, psalm, fruit - Strongs: H2172 (זִמְרָה), H2173 (זִמְרָה)

af1) ermzm (מזמרה MZMRH) - Pruninghook: For plucking fruit from trees or vines or trimming candle wicks. KJV (4): pruninghook - Strongs: H4211 (מַזְמֵרָה)

bm) rimz (זמיר ZMYR) - I. Music: II. Plucking:KJV (1): song, psalmist, branch - Strongs: H2158 (זְמִרָה), H2159 (זָמִיר)

bf1) erimz (זמירה ZMYRH) - Music: KJV (6): singing - Strongs: H2158 (זְמִרָה)

cf1) erfmz (זמורה ZMWRH) - Vine: From where grapes are plucked. KJV (5): branch, slip - Strongs: H2156 (זְמֹר)

ef2) trmiz (זימרת ZYMRT) - Music: KJV (3): song - Strongs: H2176 (זִמְרָת)

kf1) ermzm (מזמרה MZMRH) - Snuffer: KJV (5): snuffer - Strongs: H4212 (מְזַמֶּרֶת)

hcm) rfmzm (מזמור MZMWR) - Melody: As plucked on an musical instrument. A song set to music. KJV (57): psalm - Strongs: H4210 (מִזְמוֹר)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [זמר] verb only

Pi`el make music in praise of God (׳י), only in poetry (Arabic pipe, play on a reed; Aramaic , זַמֵּר and derivatives; Ethiopic in derived conjugations; on an original meaning hum, murmur, compare Hup ZKM iii, (1840) 394ff. iv, 139 ff. Id Psalm. Einl. § 7,2 De4 on Psalm 3) — Pi`el Imperfect 3 masculine singular suffix יְזַמֶּרְךָ Psalm 30:13; 1 singular אֲזַמֵּר Judges 5:3; 2 Samuel 22:50; (וַ)אֲזַמְּרָה Psalm 7:18 7t., אֲזַמֵּ֑רָה Psalm 18:50 3t.; suffix אֲזַמֶּרְךָ Psalm 57:10; Psalm 108:4, אֲזַמְּרֶ֑ךָּ Psalm 131:1; 3 masculine plural יְזַמְּרוּ Psalm 66:4; Psalm 149:3; וִיזַמְּרוּ Psalm 66:4; 1 plural נְזַמְּרָה Psalm 21:14; Imperative masculine plural זַמְּרוּ Psalm 9:12 14t., זַמֵּ֑רוּ Psalm 47:7 (twice in verse); Infinitive לְזַמֵּר Psalm 92:2, זַמְּרָה Psalm 147:1; — make music, melody (only Psalm , except Judges 5:3; Isaiah 12:5); —

1 of singing to (ל) God (Yahweh) Judges 5:3; Psalm 27:6; Psalm 101:1; Psalm 104:33; Psalm 105:2 = 1 Chronicles 16:9 (all "" שׁיר verb), Psalm 9:12; Psalm 30:5 (both "" הוֺדוּ), Psalm 47:7 (לְמַלְכֵּנוּ), Psalm 66:4; Psalm 71:23 (with תְּרַנֵּנָּה שְׂפָתַי), Psalm 75:10 ("" הגיד), Psalm 146:2 ("" הלל); followed by אֶלִֿ Psalm 59:18; to his name לשׁם, Psalm 18:50 = 2 Samuel 22:50 ("" אודך), Psalm 92:2 ("" לְהֹדוֺת), Psalm 135:3 ("" הללויה); followed by suffix = sing thee, praise thee in song Psalm 30:13; Psalm 57:10; Psalm 108:4; Psalm 138:1 (all "" אודך); followed by acc ׳י Isaiah 12:5, אלהים Psalm 47:7, אלהינו Psalm 147:1, אדני Psalm 68:33 ("" שׁירו), followed by שְׁמוֺ Psalm 7:18 ("" אודה), Psalm 9:3; Psalm 61:9; Psalm 66:4; Psalm 68:5 ("" שׁידו); followed by כְּבוֺד שְׁמוֺ Psalm 66:2, גבורתך Psalm 21:14 ("" נשׁירה); followed by accusative of the Song of Solomon , מַשְׂכִּיל Psalm 47:8 (see ׳מ below שׂכל); absolute Psalm 57:8 ("" אשׁירה), Psalm 98:4 ("" הָרִיעוּ, מִּצְחוּ, רַנְַנוּ), Psalm 108:2 ("" אשׁירה; instrumental accompare Psalm 108:3; compare also Psalm 108:4 above), Psalm 47:7 (twice in verse).

2 of playing musical instrumentsבְּנֵבֶל עָשׂוֺר זַמְּרוּלֿוֺ Psalm 33:2 ("" בְּכִנּוֺר׳הודו לי), compare Psalm 144:9 ("" אשׁירה); אזמרהלך בכנור Psalm 71:22 ("" אודך בִכְלִינֶֿבֶל); בכנ֑֑ור בכנור׳לי ׳זוקול זמרה Psalm 98:5; בכנור׳לא ׳ז Psalm 147:7 ("" בתודה׳ענו לי); בְּתֹף וכנור יזמרולֿו Psalm 149:3 ("" יהללו שׁמו בְּמָחוֺל).

[זְמָר] noun [masculine] music (compare Biblical Hebrew I. [זָמַר]); — emphatic זְמָרָא Daniel 3:5,7,10,15.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

זָמַר [“properly it would seem “to pluck”], to prune, especially the vine, Leviticus 25:3, Leviticus 25:4. Hence מְזַמֶּרֶת snuffers. (Arab. زبر to prune a vine, the letters מ and ב being interchanged).

Niphal pass. Isaiah 5:6.

Piel זִמֵּר

(1) to sing, properly (as has been well observed by Albert Schultens and Bishop Lowth), to cut off the discourse or sentence, or song; to express a song divided according to rhythmical numbers, (compare قَِريضُ a song, properly a discourse divided, from قرض to cut, to cut off. Arab. زَمَرَ I. and II.; Syr. ܙܡܰܪ and ܙܰܡܪܶ; Eth. Conj. II. id.). Followed by a dative of the person whom the song celebrates, Judges 5:3; Psalms 9:12, 30:5 47:7 and an acc. Psalms 47:7, 66:2 68:5, 33 Psalms 68:33.

(2) to play on a musical instrument [or to sing so accompanied], ψάλλειν. Psalms 33:2, 71:22.

(3) to dance (Arabic زمر), which is also done according to rhythmical numbers, and is connected with singing and music (comp. צָחַק and שָׂחַק). Hence זֶמֶר. [It may be questioned whether זִמֵּר ever really meant to dance; this signification seems to be merely imagined in order to connect זֶמֶר with its root.]

Derivatives, זָמִיר, זְמִיר, זְמוֹרָה, מִזְמוֹר, מַזְמֵרָה, מְזַמֶּרֶת and also those which immediately follow.

זְמָר [emph. זְמָרָא] m. Chald. music of instruments, Daniel 3:5,, 10, 15.

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List of Word Forms
אֲ֝זַמְּרָ֗ה אֲ֝זַמֶּרְךָ֗ אֲזַמְּרֶֽךָּ׃ אֲזַמְּרָ֖ה אֲזַמְּרָ֣ה אֲזַמְּרָה־ אֲזַמֵּ֑רָה אֲזַמֵּ֕ר אֲזַמֵּֽרָה׃ אֲזַמֵּֽר׃ אזמר אזמר׃ אזמרה אזמרה־ אזמרה׃ אזמרך אזמרך׃ וְזַמֵּֽרוּ׃ וִֽיזַמְּרוּ־ וַ֝אֲזַמְּרָ֗ה וַ֝אֲזַמֶּרְךָ֗ וַאֲזַמֵּֽרָה׃ וּֽ֝נְזַמְּרָה וּלְזַמֵּ֖ר ואזמרה ואזמרה׃ ואזמרך וזמרו׃ ויזמרו־ ולזמר ונזמרה זַמְּר֖וּ זַמְּר֗וּ זַמְּר֣וּ זַמְּר֥וּ זַמְּר֪וּ זַמְּרָ֣ה זַמְּרוּ־ זַמֵּ֑רוּ זַמֵּֽרוּ׃ זמרה זמרו זמרו־ זמרו׃ יְזַמְּר֖וּ יְזַמְּרוּ־ יְזַמֶּרְךָ֣ יזמרו יזמרו־ יזמרך מַגְדִּיל֮ מגדיל ’ă·zam·mê·rāh ’ă·zam·mə·rāh ’ă·zam·mə·rāh- ’ă·zam·mə·re·kā ’ă·zam·mêr ’ă·zam·mer·ḵā ’ăzammêr ’ăzammêrāh ’ăzammərāh ’ăzammərāh- ’ăzammərekā ’ăzammerḵā azamMer azammeRah azammercha azammeReka maḡ·dîl magDil maḡdîl ū·lə·zam·mêr ū·nə·zam·mə·rāh ulezamMer ūləzammêr Unezammerah ūnəzammərāh vaazammeRah vaazammercha vezamMeru vizammeru wa’ăzammêrāh wa’ăzammərāh wa’ăzammerḵā wa·’ă·zam·mê·rāh wa·’ă·zam·mə·rāh wa·’ă·zam·mer·ḵā wə·zam·mê·rū wəzammêrū wî·zam·mə·rū- wîzammərū- yə·zam·mə·rū yə·zam·mə·rū- yə·zam·mer·ḵā yezammerCha yəzammerḵā yezammeRu yəzammərū yəzammərū- zam·mə·rāh zam·mê·rū zam·mə·rū zam·mə·rū- zammeRah zammərāh zammeru zammêrū zammərū zammərū-
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