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Strong's #4799 - מָרַח

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1) (Qal) to rub

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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2353) hrm (מרהה MRHh) AC: Rub CO: ? AB: ?: A poultice is made by crushing a medicinal plant material and rubbing it onto a wound. [from: rm- rubbing]

V) hrm (מרהה MRHh) - Rub: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) plaister - Strongs: H4799 (מָרַח)

cm) hfrm (מרוהה MRWHh) - Crushed: In the sense of being rubbed. KJV (1): broken - Strongs: H4790 (מָרוֹחַ)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָרַח] verb rub (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic (Talmud) מְרַח; compare Arabic anoint, smear); —

Qal Imperfect יִשְׂאוּ דְּבֶלֶת תְּאֵנִים וְיִמְרְחוּ עַלהַֿשְּׁחִין Isaiah 38:21 let them take a cake of figs and rub it upon the eruption (שִׂים in "" 2 Kings 20:7). — On מרוח see above

מֶרְחָב, מֶרְחַבְיָה see רחב.

מֶרְחָק see רחק. מַרְחֶ֫שֶׁת see רחשׁ.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to rub, to bruise, to rub out, see מָרוֹחַ. (Cognate are מָרַק, מָרָה, and with ר turned into a sibilant, מָשַׁח. Arab. مَرْخُ a tree from which fire is brought by rubbing.

(2) i.q. Arab. مرخ to rub over, e.g. the body with oil. IV. to soften. In the Old Test. it is once used of a cataplasm laid on a sore, Isaiah 38:21, “Isaiah had said, let them take dried figs וְיִמְרְחוּ עַל־הַשְּׁחִין (pregn.) and lay them softened upon the ulcer;” LXX. καὶ τρίψον καὶ κατάπλασαι. Hence מָרוֹתַ.

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וְיִמְרְח֥וּ וימרחו veyimreChu wə·yim·rə·ḥū wəyimrəḥū
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