Word Summary
chomer: cement, mortar, clay
Original Word: חֹמֶר
Transliteration: chomer
Phonetic Spelling: (kho'mer)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: cement, mortar, clay
Meaning: a bubbling up, of water, a wave, of earth, mire, clay, a heap, a chomer, dry measure
Strong's Concordance
clay, heap, homer, mire, motion

From chamar; properly, a bubbling up, i.e. Of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence, a chomer or dry measure -- clay, heap, homer, mire, motion.

see HEBREW chamar


H2563. chomer

I. חֹ֫מֶרnoun masculine cement, mortar, clay; — ׳ח‎ absolute Genesis 11:3 13t.; construct Isaiah 10:6 2t.; —

1 mortar, cement for holding building-stones (brick) together Genesis 11:3 (J), Exodus 1:14 (P; both "" לְבֵנִים‎); Nahum 3:14 ("" טיט‎).

2 clay:

a. as material of vessels Jeremiah 18:4, 6, ׳ח היצרIsaiah 29:16, in simile of God's fashioning man 45:9; 64:7; Job 10:9; as material of human bodies ח ׳בָּתֵּי4:19; compare 33:6; as material of bulwarks (disparagingly) 13:12; ׳ח חותם‎ = seal-clay i.e. clay upon which seal is pressed.

b. = mire ׳ח חוצותIsaiah 10:6; לַח ׳הֹרָנִיJob 30:19 he hath cast me into the mire, i.e. deeply humiliated me (עָפָר‎ and אֵפֶר‎ in "" clause); as simile of commonness, abundance 27:16 ("" עָפָר‎).

II. חֹ֫מֶרnoun [masculine] heap (compare 1. חֲמוֺר‎) — ׳ח‎ construct ׳ח רַבִּים מַיִםHabakkuk 3:15 a heap of great waters ("" יָם‎) — but text dubious, see I. חמר‎; plural חֳמָרִים הֳמָרִיםExodus 8:10 (J), of dead frogs gathered in heaps.

III. חֹ֫מֶרnoun masculine homer, a dry measure (perhaps from above √, but dubious; compare Assyrian amâru, surround, contain, II. R Exodus 36:19 a. b Strm4760, Imêru, a measure ZimBP 6 n) — ׳ח‎ absolute Isaiah 5:10 5t. Ezekiel; construct Hosea 3:2-3t.; plural חֳמָרִיםNumbers 11:32; — ׳ח‎ of barley Hosea 3:2; Ezekiel 45:13, compare ח ׳זֶרַע שְׂעֹרִיםLeviticus 27:16 i.e. land on which a ׳ח‎ of barley seed was sown (taxed at 50 shekels); ׳ח‎ of wheat Ezekiel 45:13; in General ח ׳זֶרַעIsaiah 5:10; = 10 ephahs (or baths, see בַּת‎ below בתת‎) Ezekiel 45:11 (3 t. in verse); 45:14 (twice in verse) (in 45:14 strike out Co); on actual size of ׳ח‎, = 393.9 litres, see HultschMetrol. 2nd ed. 448, 452f. See further II. בַּת‎ and references, BenzArch 183 f NowArch. i, 203 f.