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Lexicon :: Strong's H2912 - ṭāḥan

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 802

Strong’s Definitions

טָחַן ṭâchan, taw-khan'; a primitive root; to grind meal; hence, to be a concubine (that being their employment):—grind(-er).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H2912 in the following manner: grind (7x), grinder (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H2912 in the following manner: grind (7x), grinder (1x).
  1. (Qal) to grind, crush

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טָחַן ṭâchan, taw-khan'; a primitive root; to grind meal; hence, to be a concubine (that being their employment):—grind(-er).
† [טָחַן] verb grind (Late Hebrew crush, olives, etc.; Aramaic bdb037706 טְחַן grind; Arabic bdb037707 grind; Ethiopic bdb037708: polenta, farina bordacea) —
Qal Perfect וְטָֽחֲנוּ Numbers 11:8; Imperfect וַיִּטְחַן Exodus 32:20; 3rd person feminine singular תִּטְחַן Job 31:10; 2nd person masculine plural תִּטְחָ֑נוּ Isaiah 3:15; Infinitive absolute טָחוֺן Deuteronomy 9:21; Imperative feminine singular טַחֲנִי Isaiah 47:2; Participle טוֺחֵן Judges 16:21; טֹחֲנוֺת Ecclesiastes 12:3; — grind, the work of women, with accusative, with millstones רֵחַיִם Numbers 11:8 (J E; object the manna), Isaiah 47:2 (object קָ֑מַח), this figurative of humiliation of Babylon; absolute Judges 16:21; תטחן לאחר אשׁתי Job 31:10, i.e. serve him as his slave; no object expressed Exodus 32:20 (E), Deuteronomy 9:21 (of golden calf); הַטֹּחֲנוֺת Ecclesiastes 12:3 = the teeth (compare Arabic bdb037709 molar teeth; so in Lexicons Syriac bdb037710, bdb037711); מְּנֵי עֲנִיִּים ט׳ Isaiah 3:15 the face of the poor ye grind, figurative of extreme oppression.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


32:20; 32:20


11:8; 11:8


9:21; 9:21


16:21; 16:21


31:10; 31:10


12:3; 12:3


3:15; 3:15; 47:2; 47:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2912 matches the Hebrew טָחַן (ṭāḥan),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - He took the calf which they had made and burned it with fire, and ground H2912 it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made the sons of Israel drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:8 - The people would go about and gather it and grind H2912 it [fn]between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of [fn]cakes baked with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:21 - “I took your [fn]sinful thing, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding H2912 it very small until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the brook that came down from the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:21 - Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder H2912 in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:10 - May my wife grind H2912 for another,
And let others [fn]kneel down over her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:3 - in the day that the watchmen of the house tremble, and mighty men stoop, the grinding H2912 ones stand idle because they are few, and those who look through [fn]windows grow dim;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:15 - “What do you mean by crushing My people
And grinding H2912 the face of the poor?”
Declares the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:2 - “Take the millstones and grind H2912 meal.
Remove your veil, strip off the skirt,
Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.

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