shamat: to let dropOriginal Word: שָׁמַטPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. rootDefinition
to let dropNASB Translation
let it rest (1), let go (1), release (2), threw her down (1), throw her down (1), thrown down (1), upset (2).
] verb let drop
(Late Hebrew id., loosen, detach, draw away
, Niph`al slip off
; Aramaic שְׁמַטּ loosen, pull away
or pull away
; is hang, suspend, II. release
debtor (Kam), string
of pearls); —
Qal let drop, fall: Imperative masculine plural suffix + Imperfect3masculine singular suffix וַיִּשְׁמְטוּהָ (final ו dittograph) שִׁמְטוּהָו 2 Kings 9:33 he said, Let her fall, and they let her fall; then figurative, of letting land rest in seventh year:, 2 masculine singular suffix: תִּשְׁמְטֶנָּה Exodus 23:11 (E); Perfect2masculine singular וְשָׁמַטְתָּ֫ה> Jeremiah 17:4 thou shalt let drop thy hand (read יָָֽרְךָ for וּבְךְ JDMich and modern) from (מִן) thine inheritance, i.e. abandon it; Infinitive abs. שָׁמוֺט Deuteronomy 15:2 let fall (a debt in seventh year; see מַשֶּׁה b). — Perfect 3 plural שָֽׁמְטוּ הַבָּקָר 2 Samuel 6:6= 1 Chronicles 13:9 is dubious, most naturally either they let the oxen fall (slip, stumble), or (as Targan) the oxen let it fall (reading שְׁמָטוֺ, that is, the ark); > Thes the oxen ran away; ᵑ6 slipped (the yoke)? see further Dr.
Niph`al Perfect3plural נִשְׁמְטוּ Psalm 141:6 their judges have been thrown down.
Hiph`il2masculine singular (?) jussive (?) תַּשְׁמֵט Deuteronomy 15:3 thou, shalt cause thy hand to let drop, etc.; BaNB 147
Qal; < read תִּשְׁמֹט (compare Dr), יָרֶ֑ךָ: subject
discontinue, overthrow, release, let rest, shake, stumble, throw down
A primitive root; to fling down; incipiently to jostle; figuratively, to let alone, desist, remit -- discontinue, overthrow, release, let rest, shake, stumble, throw down.