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Strong's #8068 - שָׁמִיר

from (H8104) in the original sense of pricking
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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1) thorn(s), adamant, flint

1a) thorns, thorn-bushes

1b) adamant (as sharp)

1c) a sharp stone, flint

1c1) perhaps a diamond

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5208 ‑ ὕλη (hoo'‑lay);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (11)
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Zechariah 1
NAS (11)
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Zechariah 1
HCS (11)
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Zechariah 1
BSB (11)
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Zechariah 1
ESV (11)
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Zechariah 1
WEB (11)
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Zechariah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2853) rms (סהמר ShMR) AC: Guard CO: Brier AB: Custody: A close watching of something for guarding or protecting. Shepherds constructed corrals of briers at night to protect the flock from predators. [from: nx- from the thorns used in constructing a corral]

V) rms (סהמר ShMR) - Guard: To watch over or guard in the sense of preserving or protecting. KJV (468): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) keep, observe, heed, keeper, preserve, beware, mark, watchman, wait, watch, regard, save - Strongs: H8104 (שָׁמַר)

Nm) rms (סהמר ShMR) - Dregs: The settlings of wine. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (5): lees, dregs - Strongs: H8105 (שֶׁמֶר)

Nf1) erms (סהמרה ShMRH) - Guard: One who watches over. KJV (1): watch - Strongs: H8108 (שָׁמְרָה)

bm) rims (סהמיר ShMYR) - I. Brier:Used to construct a corral to protect the flock at night. II. Shamiyr:An unknown sharp stone such as flint or obsidian. KJV (11): brier, adamant, diamond - Strongs: H8068 (שָׁמִיר)

dm) rfms (סהמור ShMWR) - Watching: KJV (2): observed - Strongs: H8107 (שִׁמֻּרִים)

df1) erfms (סהמורה ShMWRH) - Lid: As a covering of protection. KJV (1): waking - Strongs: H8109 (שְׁמֻרָה)

hm) rmsm (מסהמר MShMR) - Custody: A careful watching over as an office, guard or prison. KJV (22): ward, watch, guard, diligence, office, prison - Strongs: H4929 (מִשְׁמָר)

hf2) trmm (מסהמרת MShMRT) - Charge: What is given to be watched over and protected. KJV (78): charge, ward, watch, keep, ordinance, office, safeguard - Strongs: H4931 (מִשְׁמֶרֶת)

ndf1) erfmsa (אסהמורה AShMWRH) - Watch: An increment of time during the night when guards watch the area. KJV (7): watch, night watch - Strongs: H821 (אַשְׁמֹרֶת)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. שָׁמִיר noun masculine: Ezekiel 3:9 thorn(s), adamant, flint; — absolute ׳שׁ Isaiah 5:6 +; suffix שְׁמִירוֺ Isaiah 10:17; —

1 collective thorns, thorn-bushes, token of waste-land, only Isaiah , + שַׁיִת Isaiah 5:6; Isaiah 7:23,24,25; Isaiah 27:4; figurative Isaiah 9:17; Isaiah 10:17; ׳קוֺץ שׁ Isaiah 32:13.

2 adamant, as sharp, כְּתוּבָה ֗֗֗ בְּצִמֹּרֶן׳שׁ Jeremiah 17:1 ("" בְּעֵט בַּדְוֶל); as hard, figurative of prophet's firmness Ezekiel 3:9; Zechariah 7:12 figurative of hard heart.

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

שָׁמִיר m.

(1)  a sharp point (see שָׁמַר No. II.), hence thorn, collect. thorns, Isaiah 5:6, 7:23, 24, 25 9:17 32:13 metaph. used of enemies, Isaiah 10:17, 27:4 (Arab. سَمُرَ ةُ coll. سَمُرُ is the Egyptian thorn, a thorn-tree).

(2) diamond, so called from its cutting and perforating (as the point of a stylus was made of diamonds Jeremiah 17:1), Ezekiel 3:9; Zechariah 7:12. (Arab. سَامُورُ id. We may, perhaps, compare Gr. σμῖρις, σμῦρις, i.e. diamond dust, which was used in polishing. Bohlen considers the word to be of Indian origin, comparing asmîra, a stone which eats away, used of gems, iron.)

(3) [Shamir] pr.n.

(a) of a town in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:48.

(b) of a town in mount Ephraim, Judges 10:1, Judges 10:2.

(c) 1 Chronicles 24:24 קרי where the כתיב has שָׁמוּר.

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List of Word Forms
וּשְׁמִיר֖וֹ ושמירו כְּשָׁמִ֛יר כשמיר לַשָּׁמִ֥יר לשמיר שָׁמִ֑יר שָׁמִ֖יר שָׁמִ֗יר שָׁמִ֣יר שָׁמִ֥יר שמיר kə·šā·mîr kəšāmîr keshaMir laš·šā·mîr lashshaMir laššāmîr šā·mîr šāmîr shaMir ū·šə·mî·rōw ūšəmîrōw ushemiRo
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