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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4716 - מַק
1) decay, rottenness
1295) qm (מק MQ) AC: Rot CO: Stink AB: ?: The pictograph m is a picture of water, the q is a picture of the sun at the horizon representing the gathering or condensing of light. Combined these mean "water condensed". During the summer months water holes begin to dry out and the organic matter that remains begins to rot and stink.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מַק m. (from the root מָקַק, compare Psalms 38:6), putridity. Isaiah 3:24, תַּחַת בֹּשֶׂם מַק יִהְיֶה “instead of a sweet smell there shall be putridity,” i.e. the smell of putrid ulcers. Isaiah 5:24, “their root shall be as rottenness,” i.e. rotten wood.
the Week of Proper 22 / Ordinary 27