Word Summary
chanaq: to strangle
Original Word: חָנַק
Transliteration: chanaq
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-nak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to strangle
Meaning: to be narrow, to throttle, to choke oneself to death
Strong's Concordance
hang self, strangle

A primitive root (compare chanak); to be narrow; by implication, to throttle, or (reflex.) To choke oneself to death (by a rope) -- hang self, strangle.

see HEBREW chanak


H2614. chanaq

[חָנַק‎] verb strangle (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חֲנַק‎, ; Arabic ); —

Niph`al Imperfect וַיֵּחָנַ֑ק2 Samuel 17:23 strangled himself (+וַיָּ֫מָת‎).

Pi`el participle מְחַנֵּקNahum 2:13 strangle, of lion strangling prey, figurative of Ninevitish king (object not expressed).