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Strong's #2614 - חָנַק

a primitive root [compare (H2596)]
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1) to strangle, strangle oneself

1a) (Niphal) to strangle oneself

1b) (Piel) to strangle

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 519 ‑ ἀπάγχω (ap‑ang'‑khom‑ahee);  638 ‑ ἀποπνίγω (ap‑op‑nee'‑go);  
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2180) qnh (ההנק HhNQ) AC: Strangle CO: ? AB: ?

V) qnh (ההנק HhNQ) - Strangle: To strangle by hanging or gripping the neck. KJV (2): (vf: Niphal, Piel) hang, strangle - Strongs: H2614 (חָנַק)

am) qnhm (מההנק MHhNQ) - Strangling: KJV (1): strangling - Strongs: H4267 (מַחֲנַק)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [חָנַק] verb strangle (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חֲנַק, ; Arabic ); —

Niph`al Imperfect וַיֵּחָנַ֑ק 2 Samuel 17:23 strangled himself (+וַיָּ֫מָת).

Pi`el participle מְחַנֵּק Nahum 2:13 strangle, of lion strangling prey, figurative of Ninevitish king (object not expressed).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָנַק unused in Kal; properly to be narrow, enge fehn, of the same stock as אָנַק, חָנַךְ, עָנַק (עוּק), and in the western languages, ἄγχω, ἀνάγκη, ango, angustus, enge (Zange, Zwang). Hence

Piel, to strangle, ἄγχω (mürgen), πνίγω, used of a lion, Nahum 2:13. (Arab. خنق, Eth. ኀነቀ፡ Syr. ܚܢܰܩ id.).

Niphal, to hang, or strangle oneself, 2 Samuel 17:23. Hence מַחֲנָק.

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List of Word Forms
וַיֵּחָנַ֑ק וּמְחַנֵּ֖ק ויחנק ומחנק ū·mə·ḥan·nêq umechanNek ūməḥannêq vaiyechaNak way·yê·ḥā·naq wayyêḥānaq
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