the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2590 - חָנַט
1) to embalm, spice, make spicy (verb)
1a1) to spice, make spicy
1a2) to embalm
2) (CLBL) to ripen
3) (BDB) embalming (noun masculine plural abstract)
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Qal Perfect 3 feminine singular חָֽנְטָה Song of Solomon 2:13; Imperfect 3 masculine plural וַיַּחַנְטוּ Genesis 50:2,26; Infinitive construct לַחֲנֹט Genesis 50:2; —
1 spice, make spicy פַגֶּיהָ׳הַתְּאֵנָה ח Song of Solomon 2:13 the fig-tree spiceth its figs, so VB De in translation (Ew De in notes Öttli and others prefer reddeneth, on account of spring season, compare the less common and perhaps secondary sense in Arabic become red (of leather) Lane657a).
2 embalm, followed by accusative of person Genesis 50:2 (twice in verse) (performed by הָרֹפְאִים), Genesis 50:26.
חֲנֻטִים noun [masculine] plural abstract embalming, only ׳יְמֵי הַח Genesis 50:3i.e. the days consumed in the embalming process = אַרְבָּעִים יוֺם see Di.
חָנַט to spice or season, used in the sense
(a) to embalm corpses, Genesis 50:2, Genesis 50:3, 26 Genesis 50:26 (حنط I. II. id.).
(b) poet. the fig spices, i.e. fills its fruit with aromatic juice, to mature, Song of Solomon 2:13. [“Arabic حنط to mature (fodder for camels), etc.” See Thes.] Hence חֲנֻטִים [“also חִטָּה, חִנְטִין”].
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