3799. katham
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katham: to be stained
Original Word: כָּתַם
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: katham
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-tham')
Short Definition: stain

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to be stained
NASB Translation
stain (1).

[כָּתַם] verb only

Niph`al be stained (Late Hebrew Niph`al id. (Jastr); כֶּתֶם blood-stain; ᵑ7 כְּתִים (blood-)stained Isaiah 1:18; כִּיתְמָא blood-stain Jeremiah 2:22; Syriac stain, defile, Participle, also Pa`el, Ethpa`al, and derive.; Arabic is cover, conceal, so Assyrian katâmu; Zinjirli כתם (?) DHMSendsch. P. 37); —

Niph`al Participle, figurative, נִכְתָּם עֲוֺנֵךְ לְפָנַי Jeremiah 2:22 stained is thine iniquity before me (compare English phrase iniquity of deepest dye).

II. כתם (√ of following; meaning unknown).


A primitive root; properly, to carve or engrave, i.e. (by implication) to inscribe indelibly -- mark.

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