Word Summary
ratsats: to crush
Original Word: רָצַץ
Transliteration: ratsats
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-tsats')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to crush
Meaning: to crack in pieces
Strong's Concordance
break, bruise, crush, discourage, oppress, struggle together

A primitive root; to crack in pieces, literally or figuratively -- break, bruise, crush, discourage, oppress, struggle together.


H7533. ratsats

[רָצַץ‎] verb crush (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; Arabic bruise, bray, crush; Aramaic רְעַ‎, crush, shatter); —

Qal Perfect2masculine singular suffix רַצּוֺתָנוּ1 Samuel 12:4; 1singular רַצּוֺתִי12:3; Imperfect3masculine singular יָּרוּץ‎ (Ges§ 67q) Isaiah 42:4 (Babylonian Manuscript יֵרוֺץ‎, Niph`al, so SS here and Ecclesiastes 12:6a), 3feminine singular תָּרוּץ12:6a, 1singular אָרֻץPsalm 18:30 = אָרוּץ2 Samuel 22:30 (see below); Participle active feminine plural רֹצְצוֺתAmos 4:1; passive רָצוּץIsaiah 42:3 +, construct רְצוּץHosea 5:11; plural רְצוּצִיםIsaiah 58:6; — crush: 1 literal,

a. passive participle in (הָ)רָצוּץ (הַ)קָּנֶה2 Kings 18:21 = Isaiah 36:6; 42:3 (all metaphor of weak person).

b. imperfect intransitive get crushed (read תֵּרוֺץ‎?), of bowl Ecclesiastes 12:6a (in metaphor).

2 figurative crush, oppress, accusative of person 1 Samuel 12:3-4, Amos 4:1; passive participle Deuteronomy 28:33, as substantive the oppressed Isaiah 58:6; מִשְׁמָּט רְצוּץHosea 5:11 (We Now רֹצֵץ‎, i.e. perverting judgment, but dubious); intransitive get crushed (read יֵרוֺץ‎?), of servant of ׳י‎, under figure of wick, Isaiah 42:4 (+ יִכְהֶה‎) he shall not grow dim or be crushed out.

Niph`al be crushed, broken: Perfect3masculine singular consecutive נְרֹץ‎ (Ges§ 67t) Ecclesiastes 12:6b (of wheel at cistern); Imperfect2masculine singular תֵּרוֺץEzekiel 29:7 (of Pharaoh as reed, compare Qal 1 a); Job 20:10 read perhaps יֵרֹצּוּ‎ (for יְרַצּוּ‎, see רצה‎ Pi`el), are crushed (as) poor men, Bu, compare Hoffm SS Gerber. — Isaiah 42:2; Ecclesiastes 12:6 a see

Qal. Pi`el crush in pieces:

1 literal (in metaphor) Perfect2masculine singular רִצַּצְתָּPsalm 74:14 with accusative of thing.

2 figurative = grievously oppress, 3 masculine singular רִצַּץJob 20:19; Imperfect3masculine singular הָעָם מִן וַיְרַצֵּץ2 Chronicles 16:10.

Po`el Imperfect3masculine plural וַיְרֹצְצוּJudges 10:8, accusative of person (= Pi`el 2; "" רעץ‎; רצץ‎ here perhaps doublet, so GFMHpt, compare Bu Now).

Hiph`il Imperfect3feminine singular וַתָּ֫רִץ‎ (Köi. 352; BaZMG xliii (1889), 181 thinks

Qal) Judges 9:53 she crushed his skull.

Hithpo`el reciprocal, Imperfect3masculine plural בְּקִרְבָּהּ הַבָּנִים וִיִּתְרֹצְצוּGenesis 25:22 (J) the children crushed (thurst, struck) one another within her.