3905. lachats
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lachats: to squeeze, press, oppress
Original Word: לָחַץ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: lachats
Phonetic Spelling: (law-khats')
Short Definition: oppressed

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to squeeze, press, oppress
NASB Translation
afflict (1), forced (1), hold the shut (1), oppress (2), oppressed (6), oppresses (1), oppressing (2), oppressors (3), pressed (2).

לָחַץ verb squeeze, press, figurative oppress (Arabic ; Christian-Palestinian Aramaic SchwIdioticon 48 (with which NöM74 compare Mandean הלאצא, torture, NS. press together, urge, exert oneself); see also rare derivatives in Syriac PS1932); —

Qal Perfect ׳ל Judges 4:3 2t. etc.; Imperfect suffixיִלְחָצֵנִי Psalm 56:2; 3feminine singular וַתִּלְחַץ Numbers 22:25, etc.; Participle pluralלֹחֲצִים Exodus 3:9 2t., etc. —

1 squeeze, press: followed by accusative + אֶל Judges 1:34; Numbers 22:25b (J); followed by accusative + בְּ instrumental 2 Kings 6:32 shut the door and press him (back, out) with the door.

2 oppress: followed by accusative of person Exodus 22:20 (ׅ "" (הוֺנָה, Exodus 23:29 (both E), Psalm 56:2; of people Exodus 3:9 (E; + accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Judges 2:18; Judges 4:3; Judges 6:9; Judges 10:12; 1 Samuel 10:18; Amos 6:14; 2 Kings 13:4,22; Jeremiah 30:20; Psalm 106:42; absolute Isaiah 19:20

Niph`al Imperfect3feminine singular וַתִּלָּחֵץ Numbers 22:25a (J) squeeze oneself, of Balaam's ass, followed byאלהַֿקִּיר.

afflict, crush, force, hold fast, oppressor, thrust self

A primitive root; properly, to press, i.e. (figuratively) to distress -- afflict, crush, force, hold fast, oppress(-or), thrust self.

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