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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #04966 - מָתוּק
1) sweet (adjective)
2) sweetness, pleasant (thing) (noun masculine)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
noun [masculine] sweetness (on form see Lag BN 30,60, compare Ba NB 13,36); — absolute ׳מ Judges 14:14 9t.; feminine מְתוּקָה Ecclesiastes 5:11; plural מְתוּקִים Psalm 19:11; —
1 sweet, of honey Judges 14:14 (where ׳מ = substantive a sweet thing), Judges 14:18 (both Samson's riddle), Proverbs 24:13; so = sweetness, Ezekiel 3:3; more Generally, ׳כָּלמַֿר מ Proverbs 27:7 every bitter thing is sweet to one hungry; figurative Psalm 19:11 (God's commandments, sweeter than honey), compare Proverbs 16:24 (simile of pleasant words) לְחִכִּי׳וּפִרְיוֺ מ Song of Solomon 2:3 (i.e his caresses); לְמָ֑ר׳וּמ ׳שָׂמִים מַר לְמ Isaiah 5:20 making bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter (obscuring moral distinctions; "" הָאֹמְרִים לָרַע טוֺב וְלַטּוֺב רָ֑ע).
2 = pleasant, sleep of the toiler Ecclesiastes 5:11; light Ecclesiastes 1:17 ("" טוֺב לַעֵינַיִם לִרְאוֺת אֶתהַֿשֶּׁמֶשׁ).