2441. chek
Strong's Concordance
chek: palate, roof of the mouth, gums
Original Word: חֵךְ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chek
Phonetic Spelling: (khake)
Definition: palate, roof of the mouth, gums
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
Definition
palate, roof of the mouth, gums
NASB Translation
lips (1), mouth (6), palate (4), roof of its mouth (1), roof of my mouth (1), roof of your mouth (1), speech (1), taste (3).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
חֵךְ noun masculine palate, roof of mouth, gums (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic חִכָּא Arabic palate, roof of mouth, jaws, lower part of mouth, lower jaw of horse, mouth, etc. Lane659 Dozyi. 332); — absolute ׳ח Job 12:11; Job 34:3; suffix חִכִּי Proverbs 8:7 6t., חִכְּךָ Hosea 8:1, חִכֶּ֑ךָ Ezekiel 3:26; Proverbs 24:13; chiefly in poetry, especially Wisdom Literature: — חִכֵךְ Cant 7:10, חִכּוֺ Lamentations 4:4 2t., חִכָּהּ Proverbs 5:3, חִכָּם Job 29:10; — palate, roof of mouth:

a. אֶלחִֿכְּךָ שֹׁפָר Hosea 8:1 a trumpet to thy palate! (or gums; as in English, to thy lips); often with לָשׁוֺן, tongue clings (דבק) to חך, expression for speechlessness Ezekiel 3:26; Job 29:10, as imprecation Psalm 137:6; for the parching of extreme thirst Lamentations 4:4 (בַּצָּמָא), compare Psalm 22:16 ᵑ0 יָבֵּשׁ כַּחֶרֶשׂ כֹּחִי read חִכִּי for כחי see Checritical note ("" לְשׁוֺנִי מֻדְבָּק מַלְקוֺחָ֑י).

b. as organ of speech Proverbs 5:3; Proverbs 8:7 (both "" שְׂפָתַיִם), Job 31:30; Job 33:2 דִּבְּרָה לְשׁוֺנִי בְחִכִּי ("" מָּתַחְתִּי פִי).

c. as organ of taste Job 12:11; Job 34:3, מִּרְיוֺ מָתוֺק לְחִכִּי Songs 2:3 his fruit was sweet to my palate, Proverbs 24:13 (implied simile of wisdom as sweet to the soul); figurative of God's words as sweet ׳לְח Psalm 119:103 ("" מִּי); of taste as distinguishing misfortunes Job 6:30 ("" לָשׁוֺן; > others of speech); of keeping wickedness ׳בְּתוֺךְ ח Job 20:18 ("" תַּחַת לָשׁוֺן), i.e. delighting in and prolonging the taste of it.

d. nearly = mouth, as an element in personal sweetness and beauty Songs 5:16; Songs 7:10.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
roof of the mouth, taste

Probably from chanak in the sense of tasting; properly, the palate or inside of the mouth; hence, the mouth itself (as the organ of speech, taste and kissing) -- (roof of the) mouth, taste.

see HEBREW chanak

Forms and Transliterations
בְחִכִּֽי׃ בחכי׃ וְ֝חֵ֗ךְ וְחִכֵּ֕ךְ וחך וחכך חִ֝כִּ֗י חִכְּךָ֣ חִכִּ֑י חִכֶּ֔ךָ חִכֶּֽךָ׃ חִכָּֽהּ׃ חִכּ֖וֹ חִכּֽוֹ׃ חִכּוֹ֙ חכה׃ חכו חכו׃ חכי חכך חכך׃ לְ֭חִכִּי לְחִכִּֽי׃ לְחִכִּי֮ לְחִכָּ֥ם לחכי לחכי׃ לחכם ḇə·ḥik·kî ḇəḥikkî chikKah chikKecha chikKi chikKo ḥik·kāh ḥik·ke·ḵā ḥik·kə·ḵā ḥik·kî ḥik·kōw ḥikkāh ḥikkeḵā ḥikkəḵā ḥikkî ḥikkōw lə·ḥik·kām lə·ḥik·kî lechikKam Lechikki ləḥikkām ləḥikkî veChech vechikKech vechikKi wə·ḥêḵ wə·ḥik·kêḵ wəḥêḵ wəḥikkêḵ
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Job 6:30
HEB: עַוְלָ֑ה אִם־ חִ֝כִּ֗י לֹא־ יָבִ֥ין
NAS: Cannot my palate discern
KJV: in my tongue? cannot my taste discern
INT: iniquity lo my palate not discern

Job 12:11
HEB: מִלִּ֣ין תִּבְחָ֑ן וְ֝חֵ֗ךְ אֹ֣כֶל יִטְעַם־
NAS: words, As the palate tastes
KJV: words? and the mouth taste
INT: words test as the palate eating tastes

Job 20:13
HEB: וְ֝יִמְנָעֶ֗נָּה בְּת֣וֹךְ חִכּֽוֹ׃
NAS: But holds it in his mouth,
KJV: within his mouth:
INT: holds within his mouth

Job 29:10
HEB: נֶחְבָּ֑אוּ וּ֝לְשׁוֹנָ֗ם לְחִכָּ֥ם דָּבֵֽקָה׃
NAS: stuck to their palate.
KJV: cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
INT: was hushed and their tongue to their palate stuck

Job 31:30
HEB: נָתַ֣תִּי לַחֲטֹ֣א חִכִּ֑י לִשְׁאֹ֖ל בְּאָלָ֣ה
NAS: I have not allowed my mouth to sin
KJV: Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin
INT: allowed to sin my mouth asking A curse

Job 33:2
HEB: דִּבְּרָ֖ה לְשׁוֹנִ֣י בְחִכִּֽי׃
NAS: My tongue in my mouth speaks.
KJV: my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
INT: speaks my tongue my mouth

Job 34:3
HEB: מִלִּ֣ין תִּבְחָ֑ן וְ֝חֵ֗ךְ יִטְעַ֥ם לֶאֱכֹֽל׃
NAS: tests words As the palate tastes food.
KJV: words, as the mouth tasteth
INT: words tests as the palate tastes food

Psalm 119:103
HEB: מַה־ נִּמְלְצ֣וּ לְ֭חִכִּי אִמְרָתֶ֗ךָ מִדְּבַ֥שׁ
NAS: are Your words to my taste! [Yes, sweeter] than
KJV: are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey
INT: How sweet to my taste are your words honey

Psalm 137:6
HEB: תִּדְבַּ֥ק־ לְשׁוֹנִ֨י ׀ לְחִכִּי֮ אִם־ לֹ֪א
NAS: cling to the roof of my mouth If
KJV: cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer
INT: cling may my tongue to the roof If not

Proverbs 5:3
HEB: וְחָלָ֖ק מִשֶּׁ֣מֶן חִכָּֽהּ׃
NAS: than oil is her speech;
KJV: [as] an honeycomb, and her mouth [is] smoother
INT: and smoother oil speech

Proverbs 8:7
HEB: אֱ֭מֶת יֶהְגֶּ֣ה חִכִּ֑י וְתוֹעֲבַ֖ת שְׂפָתַ֣י
NAS: For my mouth will utter truth;
KJV: For my mouth shall speak truth;
INT: truth will utter my mouth is an abomination to my lips

Proverbs 24:13
HEB: מָ֝ת֗וֹק עַל־ חִכֶּֽךָ׃
NAS: is sweet to your taste;
KJV: [which is] sweet to thy taste:
INT: is sweet unto your taste

Songs 2:3
HEB: וּפִרְי֖וֹ מָת֥וֹק לְחִכִּֽי׃
NAS: And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
KJV: and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste.
INT: and his fruit was sweet to my taste

Songs 5:16
HEB: חִכּוֹ֙ מַֽמְתַקִּ֔ים וְכֻלּ֖וֹ
NAS: His mouth is [full of] sweetness.
KJV: His mouth [is] most sweet:
INT: his mouth sweetness is wholly

Songs 7:9
HEB: וְחִכֵּ֕ךְ כְּיֵ֥ין הַטּ֛וֹב
NAS: And your mouth like the best wine!
KJV: And the roof of thy mouth like the best
INT: and your mouth wine the best

Lamentations 4:4
HEB: יוֹנֵ֛ק אֶל־ חִכּ֖וֹ בַּצָּמָ֑א עֽוֹלָלִים֙
NAS: cleaves To the roof of its mouth because of thirst;
KJV: cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst:
INT: of the infant to the roof of thirst the little

Ezekiel 3:26
HEB: אַדְבִּ֣יק אֶל־ חִכֶּ֔ךָ וְנֶֽאֱלַ֔מְתָּ וְלֹא־
NAS: stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute
KJV: cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb,
INT: stick to the roof you will be mute and cannot

Hosea 8:1
HEB: אֶל־ חִכְּךָ֣ שֹׁפָ֔ר כַּנֶּ֖שֶׁר
NAS: [Put] the trumpet to your lips! Like an eagle
KJV: [Set] the trumpet to thy mouth. [He shall come] as an eagle
INT: to your lips the trumpet an eagle

18 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 2441
18 Occurrences


ḥik·kāh — 1 Occ.
ḥik·ke·ḵā — 3 Occ.
ḥik·kî — 3 Occ.
ḥik·kōw — 3 Occ.
lə·ḥik·kām — 1 Occ.
lə·ḥik·kî — 3 Occ.
wə·ḥêḵ — 2 Occ.
wə·ḥik·kêḵ — 1 Occ.
ḇə·ḥik·kî — 1 Occ.










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