Word Summary
nezem: a ring (worn as an ornament)
Original Word: נֶזֶם
Transliteration: nezem
Phonetic Spelling: (neh'-zem)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a ring (worn as an ornament)
Meaning: a ring (worn as an ornament)
Strong's Concordance
earring, jewel

From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a nose-ring -- earring, jewel.


H5141. nezem

נֶ֫זֶםnoun masculineJob 42:11 ring, always of gold when material mentioned; — ׳נ‎ absolute Genesis 24:30 +; construct 24:22 +; suffix נִזְמָהּHosea 2:15; plural נְזָמִיםGenesis 35:4; construct נִזְמֵיExodus 32:2 +; —

1 nose-ring (Syriac ) woman's ornament, ׳נ עַלאַֿמָּהּGenesis 24:47 compare 24:22; 24:30 (J); הָאָף נִזְמֵיIsaiah 3:21 ("" טַבַּ֫עַת‎ seal-ring); perhaps also Hosea 2:15; Ezekiel 16:12 figurative of ׳י‎s adorning Jerusalem ("" עַלאָֿזְנַיִךְ עֲגִילִים‎); compare ׳נ חֲזִיר בְּאַףProverbs 11:22.

2 earring ornament of men and women, Genesis 35:4, ׳נ בְּאָזְנֵיהֶם אֲשֶׁר‎ so Exodus 32:2-3,(all E); compare Proverbs 25:12 (in simile of wise reprover), and perhaps Exodus 35:22 (P; "" טַבַּ֫עַת‎); probably also Judges 8:24 (twice in verse); 8:25-26, (of men, compare GFM), Job 42:11. — compare further GeiJüd. Zeltaschr. x (1872), 45 ff. RSSemitic i. 434, 2d ed. 453; also ref, below נור‎.