Word Summary
nathar: to spring or start up
Original Word: נָתַר
Transliteration: nathar
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-thar')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to spring or start up
Meaning: to jump, be violently agitated, to terrify, shake off, untie
Strong's Concordance
drive asunder, leap, let loose, make, move, undo

A primitive root; to jump, i.e. Be violently agitated; causatively, to terrify, shake off, untie -- drive asunder, leap, (let) loose, X make, move, undo.


H5425. nathar

I. [נָתַר‎] verb spring or start up; —

Qal Imperfect מִמְּקוֺמוֺ וְיִתַּרJob 37:1 yea, it (the heart) starts up from its place ("" יֶחֱרַד‎).

Pi`el Infinitive עַלהָֿאָרֶץ בָּהֵן לְנַתֵּרLeviticus 11:21 (P), to leap with them (i.e. its legs) upon the earth (of locust).

Hiph`il Imperfect גּוֺיִם וַיַּתֵּרHabakkuk 3:6 he (׳י‎) looked, and made nations start up.

II. [נָתַר‎] verb be free, loose (? usually placed below I., but connection not obvious; compare also Late Hebrew Niph`al free oneself, Hiph`il = Biblical Hebrew; perhaps compare Arabic rend a garment, break string (of bow), etc.); —

Hiph`il Imperfect3masculine singular jussive יַתֵּרJob 6:9 suffix וַיַּתִּירֵהוּPsalm 105:20; Infinitive absolute הַתֵּרIsaiah 58:6; Participle מַתִּירPsalm 146:7; —

1 unfasten, loosen, with accusative of thing; thongs of yoke Isaiah 58:6 ("" תְּנַתֵּ֑קוּ מַּתֵּחַ,‎).

2 set free, unbind with accusative of person, prisoners Psalm 105:20 ("" וַיְפַתְּחֵהוּ‎), 146:7; figurative יָדוֺ יַתֵּרJob 6:9 that he would let loose his hand and cut me off, — וַיַּתֵּר2 Samuel 22:33 was possibly connected by Masoretes with תּוּר‎ (see Commentaries), but read וַיִּתֵּן‎ (as "" Psalm 18:33).