Word Summary
chalats: loins
Original Word: חָלָץ
Transliteration: chalats
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-lawts')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine; noun Masculine
Short Definition: loins
Meaning: the loins
Strong's Concordance
loins, reins

From chalats (in the sense of strength); only in the dual; the loins (as the seat of vigor) -- loins, reins.

see HEBREW chalats


H2504. chalats

[חָלָץ‎] noun [feminine] only dual, loins (as seat of strength, vigour; compare Aramaic חַרְצָאhip, loin, Syriac , NöZMG 1886, 741) — חֲלָצָ֑יִםIsaiah 32:11; suffix חֲלָצֶיךָGenesis 35:11 4t.; חֲלָצָיוIsaiah 5:27 2t.; חלצו‎ Kt Job 31:20, Qr חֲלָצָיו‎; — loins:

1 as seat of virility ח מן ׳יצאGenesis 35:11 (P), 1 Kings 8:19; 2 Chronicles 6:9.

2 as girded ח כְּגֶבֶר ׳נָא אֱזָרֿJob 38:3; 40:7; חֲלָצָיו אֵזוֺרIsaiah 5:27 (see אֵזוֺר‎), חֲלָצָ֑יִם עַל וַחֲג֫וֺרָה32:11, compare Job 31:20 where the clothed loins are conceived as blessing charitable giver; metaphor Isaiah 11:5 faithfulness waist-cloth of his loins ("" מתניו‎).

3 as seat of pains, like a woman's in travail, Jeremiah 30:6.

[חֲרַץ‎] noun [masculine] loin (see Biblical Hebrew חָלָץ‎, √ II. [חָלַץ‎]); — suffix חַרְצֵהּDaniel 5:6 the joints of his loin (see קְטַר‎).