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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #05207 - נִיחוֹחַ
1) soothing, quieting, tranquillising
1310) kn (נכ NK) AC: Crush CO: Spice AB: ?: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed, the k is a picture of the palm of the hand. Combined these mean "seed in the palm". Seeds of certain plants were placed in the palm and rubbed with the thumb to a powdery spice.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
noun [masculine] a quieting, soothing, tranquillizing (compare I. נַחַת Job 36:16) (ריח ניחח also Sirach 45:16c; on formative see 0l§ 187 b) Sta§ 233 Ba NB § 142 Kö ii. 1,151. 489, where, after Philippi Bas ii. 362, יִ֯ explanation as dissimilation from וֺ); — absolute ׳נ Genesis 8:21 +; suffix נִיחֹתִי Numbers 28:2, נִיחֹחֲכֶם Leviticus 26:31, נִיחוֺחֵיהֶם Ezekiel 20:28; — a soothing, tranquillizing, only in phrase ׳רֵיח נ = soothing, tranquillizing odour of sacrifices acceptable to ׳י Genesis 8:21 (J), Exodus 29:18,25,41; Leviticus 1:9,13,17 32t. P. Ezekiel 20:41; of sacrifice to idols Ezekiel 6:13; Ezekiel 16:19; Ezekiel 20:28.