Word Summary
kachash: to disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean
Original Word: כָּחַשׁ
Transliteration: kachash
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-khash')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean
Meaning: to disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean
Strong's Concordance
deceive, deny, dissemble, fail, deal falsely, be found liars, belie, lying,

A primitive root; to be untrue, in word (to lie, feign, disown) or deed (to disappoint, fail, cringe) -- deceive, deny, dissemble, fail, deal falsely, be found liars, (be-)lie, lying, submit selves.


H3584. kachash

כָּחַשׁverb be disappointing, deceive, fail, grow lean (Late Hebrew כָּחַשׁgrow lean; Hiph`il convict of falsehood, refute; Aramaic כְּחַשׁgrow lean; כַּחְשָׁאleanness, כְּחִישׁוּתָאleanness, weakness; Aph`el as Late Hebrew Hiph`il) —

Qal. Perfect3masculine singular מִשָּׁ֑מֶן כָּחַשׁ וּבְשָׂרִיPsalm 109:24 my flesh hath grown lean (away) from fatness ("" מִצּוֺם כָּֽשְׁלוּ בִּרְכַּי‎).

Niph`al Imperfect לָךְ אֹיְבֶיךָ וְיִכָּֽחֲשׂוּDeuteronomy 33:29 thine enemies shall cringe (come cringing, i.e. originally act deceptively, feigning obedience) to thee (compare also Pi`el 3, Hithpa`el)

Pi`el Perfect3masculine singular כִּחֵשׁ1 Kings 13:18; Habakkuk 3:17; וְכִּ֫חֶשׁ‎ consecutive (before monosyll.) Leviticus 5:22; Job 8:18, etc.; Imperfect (בָּהּׅ יְכַ֫חֶשּׁHosea 9:2-3;feminine singular וַתְּכַחֵשׂGenesis 18:15, etc.; Infinitive absolute כַּחֵשׁHosea 4:2; Isaiah 59:13; construct Zechariah 13:4; —

1 device, absolute Genesis 18:15 (J), Joshua 7:11 (JE), Hosea 4:2 (וכחשׁ אלה‎ together = false swearing according to WeKl. Pr.; + וְנָאֹ֑ף וְגָנֹב וְרָצֹחַ‎), compare בַּעֲמִיתוֺ אִישׁ תְשַׁקְּרוּ וְלֹא תְכַחֲשׁוּ וְלֹאֿ תִגְנֹ֑בוּ לֹאLeviticus 19:11 (H); כ ׳לְמַעַןZechariah 13:4 in order to deceive; followed by לְ‎ person 1 Kings 13:18; Job 31:28; followed by בְ‎ person and of thing Leviticus 5:21, בְ‎ of thing Leviticus 6:22.

2 act deceptively against (i.e. seem to acknowledge, but not really do so), followed by בְ‎ person Joshua 24:27 (E), Jeremiah 5:12; Isaiah 59:13; Job 8:18, apparently also יכ ׳וְתִירוֺשׁ בָּהּHosea 9:2 and new wine shall deny her (Israel; i.e. refuse to acknowledge her as its mistress, not yield itself to her); absolute Proverbs 30:9.

3 cringe = come cringing (make shew of obedience, see Niph`al) followed by בְ‎ person Psalm 18:45 (Hithpa`el in "" 2 Samuel 22:45); followed by לְ‎ person Psalm 66:3; 81:16.

4 disappoint, fail, absolute זַיִת מַעֲשֵׂה כִּחֵשׁHabakkuk 3:17 the product of the olive hath failed (in sense compare Hosea 9:2 above)

Hithpa`el Imperfect לִי יִתְכַּחֲשׁוּ2 Samuel 22:45 shall come cringing to me ("" Psalm 18:45. see above)