4276. machatsith
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machatsith: half, middle
Original Word: מַחֲצִית
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: machatsith
Phonetic Spelling: (makh-ats-eeth')
Short Definition: half

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chatsah
half, middle
NASB Translation
half (11), half as much (1), half-tribe* (3), midday* (1).

מַחֲצִית noun feminine half, middle — construct מַחֲצִית Exodus 30:13 (twice in verse) + 8 t.; מַחֲצִת Numbers 31:30,47; suffix מַחֲצִיתוֺ Exodus 30:23, מַחֲצִיתָהּ Leviticus 6:13 (twice in verse), מַחֲצִיתָם Numbers 31:29

1 half of a shekel Exodus 30:13 (twice in verse); Exodus 30:15 compare Exodus 30:23; Exodus 38:26; the flour for offering Leviticus 6:13 (twice in verse), of spoils Numbers 31:29,30,42,47; of tribe Joshua 21:25 (all P), 1 Chronicles 6:46; 1 Chronicles 6:55; of chariots 1 Kings 16:9.

2 middle היּוֺם ׳מ = midday, noon Nehemiah 8:3 (compare midnight, חָצוֺת, חֲצִי 2).

חצן (√ of following; meaning dubious; denominative seem to be Arabic , Ethiopic carry in the arms or bosom, rear, foster; perhaps also Assyrian êƒênu, bring together, also drink or draw in sweet odours Flood Tabletiii, 49 Hpt in KAT2Gloss i).

half so much, midday

From chatsah; a halving or the middle -- half (so much), mid(-day).

see HEBREW chatsah

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