Word Summary
kashaph: to practice sorcery
Original Word: כָּשַׁף
Transliteration: kashaph
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-shaf')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to practice sorcery
Meaning: to whisper a, spell, to inchant, practise magic
Strong's Concordance
sorcerer, use witchcraft

A primitive root; properly, to whisper a spell, i.e. To inchant or practise magic -- sorcerer, (use) witch(-craft).


H3784. kashaph

כִּשֵּׁףverb Pi`el denominative practice sorcery (Assyrian kašâpu, id.); — Perfect3masculine singular: וְיִדְּעוֺנִ֑י אוֺב וְעָשָׂה וְכִשֵּׁף וְנִחֵשׁ וְעוֺנֵן2 Chronicles 33:6 (of Manasseh); elsewhere only Participle as substantive masculine singular sorcerer, in Israel, מְכַשֵּׁףDeuteronomy 18:10 (following וּמְנַחֵשׁ מְעוֺנֵן קְסָמִים קֹסֵם‎); feminine singular מְכַשֵּׁפָה‎ = sorceress Exodus 22:17 (E); masculine plural מְכַשְּׁפִיםMalachi 3:5 (named with adulterers and falseswearers); of diviners, or astrologers in Egypt (חַרְטֻמִּים‎ q. v.) Exodus 7:11 (P; "" חֲכָמִים‎); in Babylon Daniel 2:2 (+ כַּשְׂדִּים אַשָּׁפִים, חַרְטֻמִּים,‎).