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Strong's #4803 - מָרַט

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1) to bare, polish, make smooth or bald or bare

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to make bare

1a2) to scour, polish

1b) (Niphal) to be made bald

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4475 ‑ ῥάπισμα (hrap'‑is‑mah);  4685 ‑ σπάω (spah'‑o);  2092 ‑ ἕτοιμος (het‑oy'‑mos);  5089 ‑ τίλλω (til'‑lo);  
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KJV (9)
Leviticus 2
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 4
NAS (19)
Leviticus 4
1 Kings 1
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 2
Isaiah 4
Ezekiel 7
HCS (14)
Leviticus 2
1 Kings 1
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Isaiah 3
Ezekiel 6
BSB (12)
Leviticus 2
1 Kings 1
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 6
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Leviticus 2
1 Kings 1
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Isaiah 2
Ezekiel 6
WEB (9)
Leviticus 2
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2354) urm (מרתה MRTh) AC: Rub CO: ? AB: ?: Something that is polished or made smooth by rubbing or plucking. [from: rm- rubbing]

V) urm (מרתה MRTh) - Rub: To polish a sword by rubbing it. Also the plucking of hair by rubbing it with a sharp object. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal, Niphal) furbish, fall, pluck, peel - Strongs: H4803 (מָרַט), H4804 (מְרַט)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מְעֻטָּה Ezekiel 21:20 textual error, see below מרט.

מַעֲטֶה see עטה. [מַעֲטָפָה] see I. עטף.

[מָרַט] verb make smooth, bare, bald; scour, polish (Late Hebrew id.; pull out, off (feathers, hair); Aramaic . מְרַט id.; Arabic have little hair, pluck out hair); —

Qal Imperfect 1 singular וָאֶמְרְטָה Ezra 9:3, suffix 3 masculine plural וָאֶמְרְטֵם Nehemiah 13:25; Infinitive construct מָרְטָה Ezekiel 21:16; Participle plural מֹרְטִים Isaiah 50:6; passive feminine מְרוּטָה Ezekiel 21:14 2t.; —

1 make bare כָּלכָּֿתֵף מְרוּטָה Ezekiel 29:18 every shoulder is laid bare (from chafing of burden; "" כָּלרֿאֹשׁ מֻקְרָח); the cheek (by plucking out beard) גֵּוִי נָתַתִּילְמַכִּים וּלְחָיַי לְמֹרְטִ֑ים Isaiah 50:6; with accusative of person וָאֶמְרְטֵ֑ם Nehemiah 13:25 (both acts of violence); of hair and beard וָאֶמְרְטָה מִשְּׂעַר ראֹשִׁי וּזֶקָנִי Ezra 9:3 (sign of grief).

2 scour, polish, a sword, only Ezekiel 21: Ezra 9:14 (+ הוּחַדָּת; Co reads ׳מ as Pu), Ezra 9:16 (strike out Co), Ezra 9:33, + Ezra 9:20 מְרֻטָה for ᵑ0מְעֻטָּה (Ew Sm Co Berthol).

Niph`al Imperfect יִמָּרֵט ראֹשׁוֺ Leviticus 13:40,41 his head is made bald (by leprosy).

Pu`al Perfect 3 feminine singular מֹרָ֑טָה Ezekiel 21:15; Ezekiel 21:16; Participle מְמֹרָט 1 Kings 7:45, מוֺרָט Isaiah 18:27 (Ges§ 52 R.6): — scoured, polished, of bronze utensils of temple 1 Kings 7:45; of human skin Isaiah 18:27; of sword Ezekiel 21:15; Ezekiel 21:16 (both + הוּחַדָּה, see

Qal above)

מְרִי see מרה.

מְרִיבַֿ֫עַל, מְרִיבבַּֿ֫עַל see ריב.

I, II. מְרִיבָה see ריב.

[מְרַט] verb pluck (see Biblical Hebrew); —

Pe`îl Perfect 3 masculine plural מְרִ֫יטוּ Daniel 7:4 were plucked off (wings).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מָרַט (kindred to the verb מָלַט, which see) pr. to smoothen; hence

(1) to polish, to sharpen a sword, Ezekiel 21:14, 33 Eze 21:33.

(2) to make any one’s head smooth, i.e. to make bald, to tear out, to pluck the hair, in contending, chastening, Nehemiah 13:25 in scorn, Isaiah 50:6 (where מֹרְטִים are those who pluck the beard); in mourning, Ezra 9:3.- Ezekiel 29:18, כָּל־כָּתֵף מְרוּטָה “every shoulder was peeled,” i.e. with carrying burdens.

Niphal, to become bald, Leviticus 13:40, 41 Leviticus 13:41.


(1) to be polished (used of metal), 1 Kings 7:45.

(2) to be sharp, as a sword. Part. מוֹרָֽמָּה for מְמֹרָטָה (with Dag. f. euphon.), Ezek: 21:15, 16 Ezekiel 21:16. Hither many refer עַם מוֹרָט Isaiah 18:2, Isaiah 18:7, for מְמֹרָט a sharp people, i.e. fierce, vehement (compare חָדַד No. 2). But see above under the word מוֹרָט.

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List of Word Forms
וָֽאֶמְרְטֵ֑ם וָאֶמְרְטָ֞ה ואמרטה ואמרטם יִמָּרֵ֖ט ימרט לְמָרְטָ֖ה לְמֹֽרְטִ֑ים למרטה למרטים מְמֹרָֽט׃ מְרוּטָ֑ה מְרוּטָ֔ה מְרוּטָֽה׃ מֹרָ֑טָּה מֹרָ֔טָּה ממרט׃ מרוטה מרוטה׃ מרטה lə·mā·rə·ṭāh lə·mō·rə·ṭîm lemareTah ləmārəṭāh lemoreTim ləmōrəṭîm mə·mō·rāṭ mə·rū·ṭāh memoRat məmōrāṭ meruTah mərūṭāh mō·rāṭ·ṭāh moRattah mōrāṭṭāh vaemreTah vaemreTem wā’emrəṭāh wā’emrəṭêm wā·’em·rə·ṭāh wā·’em·rə·ṭêm yim·mā·rêṭ yimmaRet yimmārêṭ
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