machamaah: smoother than butterOriginal Word: מַחְמָאֹתPart of Speech:
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smoother than butterNASB Translation
Brown-Driver-Briggs מַחֲמָאֹת noun feminine plural curd-like things
= smooth, hypocritical, words, only construct מִּיו ׳חָֽלְקוּ מ Psalm 55:22 smooth are the butter-words of his mouth
(EW De Hup), but read probably (חלק(ו) מֵחֲמָאֹת פיו (פניוׅ
) his mouth
) is smoother than curds
(Vrss Ki Thes Ol Che Bae We Du [מֵחֶמְאָה
מַחֲמָאֹת noun feminine plural only (apparently construct) מִּיו חָֽלְקוּ ׳מ Psalm 55:22, according to Ew De Hup = curd-like (i.e. smooth, hypocritical) words, smooth are the butter-words of his mouth; but read probably (פניו) מִּיו (or מֵחֶמְאָה) חלק(ו) מֵחֲמָאֹת his face is smoother thm curds (Vrss Ki Thes Ol Che Bae We).
A denominative from chem'ah; something buttery (i.e. Unctuous and pleasant), as (figuratively) flattery -- X than butter.
see HEBREW chem'ah