Word Summary
tachan: to grind
Original Word: טָחַן
Transliteration: tachan
Phonetic Spelling: (taw-khan')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to grind
Meaning: to grind meal, to be a, concubine
Strong's Concordance

A primitive root; to grind meal; hence, to be a concubine (that being their employment) -- grind(-er).


H2912. tachan

[טָחַן‎] verb grind (Late Hebrew crush, olives, etc.; Aramaic טְחַןgrind; Arabic grind; Ethiopic : polenta, farina bordacea) —

Qal Perfect וְטָֽחֲנוּNumbers 11:8; Imperfect וַיִּטְחַןExodus 32:20; 3feminine singular תִּטְחַןJob 31:10; 2masculine plural תִּטְחָ֑נוּIsaiah 3:15; Infinitive absolute טָחוֺןDeuteronomy 9:21; Imperative feminine singular טַחֲנִיIsaiah 47:2; Participle טוֺחֵןJudges 16:21; טֹחֲנוֺתEcclesiastes 12:3; — grind, the work of women, with accusative, with millstones רֵחַיִםNumbers 11:8 (J E; object the manna), Isaiah 47:2 (object קָ֑מַח‎), this figurative of humiliation of Babylon; absolute Judges 16:21; אשׁתי לאחר תטחןJob 31:10, i.e. serve him as his slave; no object expressed Exodus 32:20 (E), Deuteronomy 9:21 (of golden calf); הַטֹּחֲנוֺתEcclesiastes 12:3 = the teeth (compare Arabic molar teeth; so in Lexicons Syriac , ); ט עֲנִיִּים ׳מְּנֵיIsaiah 3:15 the face of the poor ye grind, figurative of extreme oppression.