tamak: to grasp, support, attainOriginal Word: תָּמַךPart of Speech:
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a prim. rootDefinition
to grasp, support, attainNASB Translation
attain (1), attains (1), grasp (1), grasped (1), held (1), held fast (1), hold (1), hold her fast (1), hold fast (1), holds (2), obtain (1), support (2), supported (1), take hold (2), uphold (3), upholds (1).
] verb grasp, support, attain
Pa`el hold fast
; compare Phoenician and Old Aramaic תמכאל El hath sustained
Qal Perfect. 3 feminine singular תָּֽמְכָה Psalm 63:9, etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular יִתְמֹךְ Proverbs 29:23, 3masculine plural יִתְמֹ֑כוּ Job 36:17; Proverbs 5:5, etc., Infinitive absolute תָּמֹךְ Psalm 17:5; construct תְּמֹךְ Isaiah 33:15; Participle תּוֺמֵךְ Amos 1:5,8, תּוֺמִיךְ Psalm 16:5 (? read מֵיךְ#NAME?§ 51e, or תֹּמֵךְ, compare Vrss Du; > 0l תּוֺסִיף, Bi Che תָּמִיד), etc.; —
1 grasp, lay hold of, with accusative of thing Genesis 48:17 (E), Proverbs 31:19 ("" שׁלּח יד בְּ); accusative of person (wisdom) Proverbs 3:18 ("" מַחֲזִיק); accusative of thing (grasp and) wield Amos 1:5,8; Psalm 16:5 (see above) thou dost grasp my lot (i.e. take and cast it for me, compare modern Palestinian may Allah uphold my lot BergheimPEF 1894, 194); figurative, Job 36:17 judgment and justice seize (thee; but see obscure and doubtful); Proverbs 5:5 her steps lay hold of Sh®°ôl (keep the path to it); literal, with ב of thing Isaiah 33:15, ב person Proverbs 28:17 (or below
3; meaning dubious); lay hold of, attain, honour, wealth (accusative) Proverbs 11:16 (twice in verse).
2 hold up, support, with בְּיָדָיו Exodus 17:2 (E); figurative, ב person Isaiah 42:1; Psalm 41:13; Psalm 63:9; accusative of person Isaiah 41:10 (ב instrumental), Proverbs 29:23 (opposed to הִשְׁמִּיל),
3 hold, keep, with accusative of thing Proverbs 4:4 let thy heart keep my words ("" שָׁמַר); hold firmly Psalm 17:5 (ב location; opposed to נָמֹ֫טוּ).
Niph`al Imperfect וּבְחַבְלֵי חַטָּאתוֺ יִתָּמֵ֑ךְ Proverbs 5:22 in the cords of his sin is he seized ("" לָכַד).
take, uphold up, maintain, retain, stay up
A primitive root; to sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close -- (take, up-)hold (up), maintain, retain, stay (up).