2449. chakam
Lexical Summary
chakam: to be wise
Original Word: חָכַם
Transliteration: chakam
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-kam')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be wise
Meaning: to be wise
Strong's Concordance
exceeding, teach wisdom, be make self, show self wise, deal never so wisely, make wiser

A primitive root, to be wise (in mind, word or act) -- X exceeding, teach wisdom, be (make self, shew self) wise, deal (never so) wisely, make wiser.


H2449. chakam

חָכַםverb be wise (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic , חֲכַםid.; Zinjirli חכמהwisdom, DHMSendsch.57; Assyrian —akâmu, know (with exceptional חֿ‎ see DlPr 178 f.); Arabic restrain from acting in an evil manner, judge, govern; IV.make firm, sound, free from defect by the exercise of skill) —

Qal Perfect ׳חProverbs 23:15; 3feminine singular חָֽכְמָהZechariah 9:2; הָכַמְתָּProverbs 9:12 (twice in verse), etc. + 3t. Perfect; Imperfect יֶחְכַּם9:9; 21:11; וַיֶּחְכַּם1 Kings 5:11; יֶחְכָּ֑םProverbs 20:1+; וֶ֯חְכָּ֑ם13:20; תֶּחְכַּם19:20; אֶחְכָּ֑מָהEcclesiastes 7:23; plural יֶחְכָּ֑מוּJob 32:9; Imperative חֲכַםProverbs 27:11; חֲכָ֑ם6:6; 23:19 + 13:20 Kt; חֲכָ֑מוּ8:33; — be or become wise, act wisely Deuteronomy 32:29 (poetry) 1 Kings 5:11; Job 32:9; Proverbs 6:6; 8:33; 9:9, 12 (twice in verse); 13:20; 19:20; 20:1; 21:11; 23:19; 27:11; Ecclesiastes 2:15; 7:23; Zechariah 9:2; לבך חכם אםif thy mind be wise Proverbs 23:15; with accusative שׁחכמתיEcclesiastes 2:19 wherein I have acted wisely.

Pi`el Imperfect יְחַכֵּםPsalm 105:22; suffix יְחַכְּמֵנוּJob 35:11; תְּחַכְּמֵנִיPsalm 119:98; all make wise, teach wisdom, with acc

Pu`al Participle made wise, intensive, as it were the embodiment of wisdom מְחֻכָּם חֲבָרִים חוֺבֵרPsalm 58:6, plural מְחֻכָּמִים חֲכָמִים הֵמָּהProverbs 30:24 (of intelligent animals).

Hiph`il Participle construct מֶּ֑תִי מַחְכִּימַתPsalm 19:8 making wise the simple.

Hithpa`el Imperfect לוֺ נִתְחַכְּמָהExodus 1:10 (E) let us deal wisely (shrewdly) toward it (the people); 2 masculine singular תִּתְחַכַּםEcclesiastes 7:16 make or shew thyself wise.


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