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Lexicon :: Strong's H2938 - ṭāʿam

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

טָעַם ṭâʻam, taw-am'; a primitive root; to taste; figuratively, to perceive:—× but, perceive, taste.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H2938 in the following manner: taste (10x), perceive (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H2938 in the following manner: taste (10x), perceive (1x).
  1. to taste, perceive, eat

    1. (Qal) to taste

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טָעַם ṭâʻam, taw-am'; a primitive root; to taste; figuratively, to perceive:—× but, perceive, taste.
STRONGS H2938: Abbreviations
טָעַם verb taste, perceive (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic bdb038011, טְעֵים taste; Assyrian noun ṭêmû, sense, command, ZimBP 92 LyonSargontexte 67 AsrbAnnals iii, 95; Arabic bdb038101 eat, taste, examine by tasting; Ethiopic bdb038102 bdb038103 taste, examine by tasting, etc.) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ט׳ 1 Samuel 14:24; 3rd person feminine singular טָֽעֲמָה Proverbs 31:18; 1st person singular טָעַמְתִּי 1 Samuel 14:29, 43; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִטְעַם 1 Samuel 19:36 [2 Samuel 19:35 ?] + 2 times; 1st person singular אֶטְעַם 2 Samuel 3:35; 3rd person masculine plural יִטְעֲמוּ Jonah 3:7; Imperative masculine plural טַעֲמוּ Psalm 34:9; Infinitive absolute טָעֹם 1 Samuel 14:13; —
1. taste, of eating in small quantity, followed by accusative לָ֑חֶם 1 Samuel 14:24, מְעַט דְּבַשׁ 1 Samuel 14:29, so 1 Samuel 14:43 (טָעִם טָעַמְתִּי); לֶחֶם אוֺ כָלמְֿאוּמָה 2 Samuel 3:35; מְאוּמָה Jonah 3:7.
2. of sense of taste, object אֶתאֲֿשֶׁר אֹכַל וְאֶתאֲֿשֶׁר אֶשְׁתֶּה 2 Samuel 19:36 [2 Samuel 19:35]; so חֵךְ אֹכֶל יִטְעַםלֿוֺ Job 12:11; חֵךְ יִטְעַם לֶאֱכֹל Job 34:3.
3. figurative Proverbs 31:18 she tasteth that her gain is good (object clause with כִּי), i.e. she experiences that her trade is profitable; so מַעֲמוּ וּרְאוּ כִּיטֿוֺב יהוה Psalm 34:9 taste ye and see that י׳ is good.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H2939.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

14:13; 14:24; 14:24; 14:29; 14:29; 14:43; 14:43

2 Samuel

3:35; 3:35; 19:35; 19:35


12:11; 34:3


34:9; 34:9


31:18; 31:18


3:7; 3:7


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2938 matches the Hebrew טָעַם (ṭāʿam),
which occurs 11 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:24 - And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted H2938 any food.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted H2938 a little of this honey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:43 - Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but H2938 taste H2938 a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and, lo, I must die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:35 - And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste H2938 bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:35 - I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste H2938 what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:11 - Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste H2938 his meat?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:3 - For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth H2938 meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:8 - O taste H2938 and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:18 - She perceiveth H2938 that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:7 - And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste H2938 any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
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