4290. machtereth
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machtereth: a breaking in, burglary
Original Word: מַחְתֶּ֫רֶת
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: machtereth
Phonetic Spelling: (makh-teh'-reth)
Short Definition: breaking

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chathar
a breaking in, burglary
NASB Translation
breaking (2).

מַחְתֶּ֫רֶת noun masculine breaking in, burglaryיִמָּצֵא הַגַּנָּב ׳אִםבַּֿמּ Exodus 22:1 i.e. caught in the act (JE); so מְצָאתִים ׳לֹא בַּמּ Jeremiah 2:34, not in the act of breaking in didst thou find them (2 feminine singular suffix Ges§ 44, 2, R 4), i.e. those whom thou hast slain were not detected in crime.

breaking up, secret search

From chathar; a burglary; figuratively, unexpected examination -- breaking up, secret search.

see HEBREW chathar

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