Cheth: a son of Canaan and probably ancestor of the HittitesOriginal Word: חֵתPart of Speech:
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a son of Canaan and probably ancestor of the HittitesNASB Translation
Brown-Driver-Briggs חֵת proper name, masculine apparently represented as ancestor of the Hittites
(etymology and meaning unknown; pronounced as from √ עע֞
in Hebrew & Assyrian, but not Egyptian; see חִתִּי
below) — 'begotten' by Canaan Genesis 10:15
(J) = 1 Chronicles 1:13
; elsewhere only in combination with בְּנֵי
a. בְּנֵיחֵֿת according to P lived at Mamre (Hebron), and one of them sold Abraham the cave of Machpelah for a sepulchre Genesis 23:3,5,10 (twice in verse); Genesis 23:16,18,20; Genesis 25:10; Genesis 49:32.
b. בְּנוֺת(ֿ)חֵת only of wives of Esau Genesis 27:46 (twice in verse) (P; ᵐ5 omits vb; "" בְּנוֺת הָאָרֶץ = בְּנוֺת כְּנָ֑עַן Genesis 28:1).
From chathath; terror; Cheth, an aboriginal Canaanite -- Heth.
see HEBREW chathath