4260. machamaah
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machamaah: smoother than butter
Original Word: מַחְמָאֹת
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: machamaah
Phonetic Spelling: (makh-am-aw-aw')
Short Definition: butter

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
smoother than butter
NASB Translation
butter (1).

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 (face) 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).

than butter

A denominative from chem'ah; something buttery (i.e. Unctuous and pleasant), as (figuratively) flattery -- X than butter.

see HEBREW chem'ah

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