Word Summary
shamir: a thorn, adamant, flint
Original Word: שָׁמִיר
Transliteration: shamir
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-meer')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a thorn, adamant, flint
Meaning: a thorn, a gem, the diamond
Strong's Concordance
adamant stone, brier, diamond

From shamar in the original sense of pricking; a thorn; also (from its keenness for scratching) a gem, probably the diamond -- adamant (stone), brier, diamond.

see HEBREW shamar


H8068. shamir

I. שָׁמִירnoun masculine: Ezekiel 3:9 thorn(s), adamant, flint; — absolute ׳שׁIsaiah 5:6 +; suffix שְׁמִירוֺ10:17; —

1 collective thorns, thorn-bushes, token of waste-land, only Isaiah, + שַׁיִתIsaiah 5:6; 7:23-24, 25; 27:4; figurative 9:17; 10:17; שׁ ׳קוֺץ32:13.

2 adamant, as sharp, ׳שׁ בְּצִמֹּרֶן ֗֗֗ כְּתוּבָהJeremiah 17:1 ("" בַּדְוֶל בְּעֵט‎); as hard, figurative of prophet's firmness Ezekiel 3:9; Zechariah 7:12 figurative of hard heart.