Word Summary
masas: to dissolve, melt
Original Word: מָסַס
Transliteration: masas
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-sas')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to dissolve, melt
Meaning: to liquefy, to waste, to faint
Strong's Concordance
discourage, faint, be loosed, melt away, refuse, utterly

A primitive root; to liquefy; figuratively, to waste (with disease), to faint (with fatigue, fear or grief) -- discourage, faint, be loosed, melt (away), refuse, X utterly.


H4549. masas

[מָסַס‎] verb dissolve, melt, intransitive (מְסַס ᵑ7‎; compare מסה‎, and II. מאס‎); —

Qal. Infinitive construct נֹסֵס מְסֹסIsaiah 10:18; like the melting (wasting away) of a נֹסֵס‎ (q. v.)

Niph`al Perfect וְנָמֵס‎ consecutive Ezekiel 21:12; וְנָמָ֑סExodus 16:21; Psalm 112:10; נָמַ֫סּוּ97:5 2t; Imperfect יִמַּסDeuteronomy 20:8 +; וַיִּמַּסּוּJudges 15:14; Infinitive absolute הִמֵּס2 Samuel 17:10; construct id. Psalm 68:3; Participle נָמֵס22:15 2t.; —

1 melt (intransitive) of manna Exodus 16:21; wax Psalm 68:3 (simile of wicked); manacles Judges 15:14 (= vanished, dropped off); wicked Psalm 112:10 (melt away); especially of hills and mountains Micah 1:4; Psalm 97:5; Isaiah 34:3.

2 most often figurative of heart = faint, grow fearful, Nahum 2:11; 2 Samuel 17:10 (twice in verse) (compare Dr), Deuteronomy 20:8; Joshua 2:11; 5:1; 7:5; Isaiah 13:7; 19:1; Ezekiel 21:12; Psalm 22:15.

3 Participle = wasted, consumptive (?), 1 Samuel 15:9 ("" נְמִבְזָה‎, read נִבְזָה‎ see בזה

Niph`al) < read נִמְאֶסֶתworthless, literally rejected (see מאסNiph`al)

Hiph`il Perfect3plural אֶתלְֿבָבֵנוּ הֵמַסּוּDeuteronomy 1:28 cause to melt ( = intimidate).