Word Summary
qadesh: a temple prostitute
Original Word: קָדֵשׁ
Transliteration: qadesh
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-dashe')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a temple prostitute
Meaning: a, sacred person, a, devotee, to licentious idolatry
Strong's Concordance
sodomite, unclean

From qadash; a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry -- sodomite, unclean.

see HEBREW qadash


H6945. qadesh

I. קָדֵּשׁnoun masculine temple-prostitute (man) (compare RSProph. ii. N. 19, and see Assyrian Sub √); — ׳קDeuteronomy 23:18; collective 1 Kings 14:24; 22:47; plural קְדֵשִׁים15:12; 2 Kings 23:7; Job 36:14; also feminine קְדֵשָׁה‎ (woman) Deuteronomy 23:18; plural קְדֵשׁוֺתHosea 4:14; = harlot, feminine singular Genesis 38:21 (twice in verse); 38:22 (J).