Word Summary
mamzer: a bastard, child of incest
Original Word: מַמְזֵר
Transliteration: mamzer
Phonetic Spelling: (mam-zare')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a bastard, child of incest
Meaning: a mongrel, born of a, Jewish father and a, heathen mother
Strong's Concordance

From an unused root meaning to alienate; a mongrel, i.e. Born of a Jewish father and a heathen mother -- bastard.


H4464. mamzer

מַמְזֵרnoun masculine bastard, specifically child of incest (Late Hebrew id. (see Levy), מַמְזֵרוּתincest; Aramaic (loan-word) מַמְזֵרָאbastard): —

1 literally bastard, Deuteronomy 23:3 (see Dr).

2 perhaps figurative collective, of mixed population Zechariah 9:6 ᵐ5ἀλλογενεῖς (compare also GeiUrschrift 52f.)

II. מזר‎ (√ of following, si vera lectio; possibly = spread out; Aramaic stretch oneself, compare Arabic aequaliter distendit utrem).