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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6693 - צוּק
1) (Hiphil) to constrain, press, bring into straits, straiten, oppress
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
צוּק to be narrow, straitened, compressed. (Arabic ضاق Med. Ye. Eth. ጠዊቅ፡ to straiten, to compress, kindred roots are עוּק, and also עָנַק, חָנַק, and those connected with them.)
(1) to straiten, to press upon any one, followed by a dat. and acc., Deuteronomy 28:53, seqq.; Jeremiah 19:9; Job 32:18 specially to straiten a city by siege, Isaiah 29:7. Part. מֵצִיק oppressor, Isaiah 51:13.
(2) to urge any one with prayers, with an acc., Judges 4:17 with a dative, 16:16.
Derivatives, צוֹק, צוּקָה, מוּצַק, מָצוֹק, מְצוּקָה.
(1) i.q. יָצַק to pour, Job 29:6, 28:2, אֶבֶן יָצוּק נְחוּשָׁה “and the stone is poured out (to make) brass,” i.e. they melt the ore into brass. Metaph. Isaiah 26:16, צָקוּן לַחַשׁ “they pour out a prayer” (צָקוּן, Milra, is pret. Kal with Nun paragogic, for צָ֫קוּ).
(2) i.q. הִצִּיק to set up; whence מָצוּק a column.
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