Word Summary
malach: to tear away, dissipate
Original Word: מָלַח
Transliteration: malach
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-lakh')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to tear away, dissipate
Meaning: to rub to pieces, pulverize, to disappear as dust, to salt
Strong's Concordance
salt, season, temper together, vanish away

A primitive root; properly, to rub to pieces or pulverize; intransitively, to disappear as dust; also (as denominative from melach) to salt whether internally (to season with salt) or externally (to rub with salt) -- X at all, salt, season, temper together, vanish away.

see HEBREW melach


H4414. malach

I. [מָלַח‎] verb tear away, figurative dissipate (compare Arabic pull out eye, tooth, &c.; especially Dozy tear off branch to plant it, &c. so Ethiopic evellere); —

Niph`al figurative be dispersed in fragments, dissipated, Perfect נִמְלָ֑חוּ כֶּעָשָׁן שָׁמַיִםIsaiah 51:6.

III. [מָלַח‎] verb denominative salt, season;

Qal Imperfect2masculine singular תִּמְלָ֑ךְ‎ followed by accusative Leviticus 2:13 (object offering).

Pu`al Participle מְמֻלָּחExodus 30:35 salted, i.e. the incense (see Di.)

Hoph`al Perfect2feminine singular + Infinitive absolute הֻמְלַ֫חַתּ לֹא הָמְלֵחַEzekiel 16:4, i.e. rubbed or washed with salt (of infant, in personification).

[מְלַח‎] verb denominative with accusative of congnate meaning with verb, eat salt; —

Pe`al Perfect1plural מְלַחְנָאEzra 4:14 we have eaten the salt of the palace (so most), i.e. have assumed obligations of loyalty, compare M69* K§ 71, 2 (and Syriac be intimate with PS2134); Str (after NesMM 30 f.) thinks noun with suffix: our salt is the salt of the palace.