Word Summary
chanat: to spice, make spicy, embalm
Original Word: חָנַט
Transliteration: chanat
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-nat')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to spice, make spicy, embalm
Meaning: to spice, to embalm, to ripen
Strong's Concordance
embalm, put forth

A primitive root; to spice; by implication, to embalm; also to ripen -- embalm, put forth.


H2590. chanat

חָנַטverb spice, make spicy, embalm (Late Hebrew id., bud, blossom; Arabic become mature, II. prepare for burial, spices for a corpse; embalmer, Dozyi, 322 after PS1320; Aramaic , חֲנַטembalm; so Ethiopic (loan-word Di110)); —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular חָֽנְטָהSong of Solomon 2:13; Imperfect3masculine plural וַיַּחַנְטוּGenesis 50:2, 26; Infinitive construct לַחֲנֹט50:2; —

1 spice, make spicy ח ׳הַתְּאֵנָה פַגֶּיהָSong of Solomon 2:13 the fig-tree spiceth its figs, so VB De in translation (Ew De in notes Öttli and others prefer reddeneth, on account of spring season, compare the less common and perhaps secondary sense in Arabic become red (of leather) Lane657a).

2 embalm, followed by accusative of person Genesis 50:2 (twice in verse) (performed by הָרֹפְאִים‎), 50:26.

חֲנֻטִיםnoun [masculine] plural abstract embalming, only הַח ׳יְמֵיGenesis 50:3 i.e. the days consumed in the embalming process = יוֺם אַרְבָּעִים‎ see Di.