5197. nataph
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nataph: to drop, drip, discourse
Original Word: נָטַף
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: nataph
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-taf')
Short Definition: speak

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to drop, drip, discourse
NASB Translation
drip (4), dripped (3), dripping (1), dropped (2), speak (7), spokesman (1).

[נָטַף] verb drop, drip, figurative (especially of prophet) discourse (Late Hebrew id.; ᵑ7 נְטַף drop, drip; Syriac drip, drop (NöSyr. Gr. § 105) etc.; Arabic id.; Ethiopic id., colare (stillando), expercolare); —

Qal Perfect3masculine plural נָָֽטְפוּ Judges 5:4 2t.; נָטָּ֑פוּ Judges 5:4; Imperfect3feminine singular תִּטֹּף Job 29:22; 3masculine plural יִטּפוּ Joel 4:18; 3feminine plural תִּטֹּפְנָה Proverbs 5:3; Songs 4:11; Participle נֹטְפוֺת Songs 5:13; — drop, drip, usually transitive, with accusative, of clouds dropping water (מַיִ), in storm Judges 5:4, "" heavens Judges 5:4 (object omitted), Psalm 68:9 (id.; all theoph.); of hands dripping myrrh (מוֺר) Songs 5:5; in predict. יִטְּפוּ עָסִיס Joel 4:18 the mountains shall drip must; figurative of (seductive) speech ׳נֹפֶת תִּטּ Proverbs 5:3 the lips of the strange woman drop honey, so perhaps Songs 4:11 (Bu of kisses); מוֺר ׳שִׂפְתוֺתָיו נ Songs 5:13 his lips drip myrrh (perhaps of sweet breath). Intransitive only עָלֵימוֺ תִּטֹּף מִלָּתִי Job 29:22 upon them my speech used to drop.

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine plural וְהִטִּיפוּ consecutive Amos 9:13; Imperfect2masculine singular תַּטִּיף Amos 7:16; 1singular אַטִּף Micah 2:11; 3masculine plural יִטִּיפ֑וּן Micah 2:6; 2masculine plural תַּטִּיפוּ Micah 2:6, תַּטִּפוּ Micah 2:6; Participle מַטִּיף Micah 2:11; —

1 drip, עָסִיס ׳וְהַטּ Amos 9:13 and the mountains shall drip must (=

Qal Joel 4:18).

2 of speech, especially prophecy (without accusative): with עַל against, Amos 7:16 ("" הִנָּבֵא), with אֶלֿ toward, Exodus 21:2 ("" id.), Exodus 21:7 ("" id.); with ל concerning Micah 2:11 compare Micah 2:11; — אַלתַּֿטִּפוּ יַטִּיכּ֑וּן לֹאיַֿטִּפוּ לָאֵלֶּה Micah 2:6 'talk not' — so they talk — 'they (read ye?) shall not talk of these things (where ׳תַּטּ, יַטִּפוּ reference to prophets).

dropping, prophesy

A primitive root; to ooze, i.e. Distil gradually; by implication, to fall in drops; figuratively, to speak by inspiration -- drop(-ping), prophesy(-et).

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