3543. kahah
Strong's Concordance
kahah: darken
Original Word: כָּהָה
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kahah
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-haw')
Definition: to be or grow dim or faint
Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. [כָּהָה] verb be or grow dim, faint (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּהָא; compare Arabic be , i.e. weak, cowardly) —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular כָּֽהֲתָה Deuteronomy 34:7; Imperfect יִכְהֶה Isaiah 42:4; 3feminine singular תִּכְהֶה Zechariah 11:17; וַתֵּ֫כַהּ Job 17:7; וַתִּכְהֶיןָ Genesis 27:1; Infinitive absolute כָּהֹה Zechariah 11:17; — grow dim, of eye Genesis 27:1 (J), Deuteronomy 34:7; Job 17:7; of violent putting out of eye Zechariah 11:17 (twice in verse); he shall not grow dim Isaiah 42:4, of servant of ׳י under figure of lamp or fire (see Kay Che De), or grow faint (compare Di).

Pi`el Perfect3feminine singular וְכִהֲתָה consecutive Ezekiel 21:12 (subject כָּלרֿוּחַ; "" וְנָמֵס כָּללֵֿב) grow faint (Pi`el intransitive, Ges§ 52 k, Köi. 187; but read perhaps כָּֽהֲתָה).

II. [כָּהָה] verb Pi`el rebuke (Syriac , Mandean כהא (NöM. 72) id.), only 1 Samuel 3:13 followed by בְּ, וְלֹא כִהָה בָּם.

כהן (√ of following; meaning dubious, see Dr2Samuel 8:18; Arabic verb is divine, and (Qor 52:29) is a seer, the organ (mostly) of a jinn, rarely of a god: the and the כֹּהֵן must have been originally identical (both alike being guardians of an oracle, at a sanctuary); but their functions diverged: the gradually lost his connection with the sanctuary, and sank to be a mere diviner; the כהן acquired fuller sacrificial functions: see RSEnc. Brit. ed. 9, xix. 727; WeSkizzen iii. 130 ff., 167; NowArchaeology ii. 89 f.; Phoenician כהן is priest, כהנת priestess).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
darken, be dim, fail, faint, restrain, utterly

A primitive root; to be weak, i.e. (figuratively) to despond (causatively, rebuke), or (of light, the eye) to grow dull -- darken, be dim, fail, faint, restrain, X utterly.

Forms and Transliterations
וְכִהֲתָ֣ה וַתִּכְהֶ֥יןָ וַתֵּ֣כַהּ וכהתה ותכה ותכהין יִכְהֶה֙ יכהה כִהָ֖ה כָּהֹ֥ה כָהֲתָ֥ה כהה כהתה תִכְהֶֽה׃ תכהה׃ chahaTah chiHah ḵā·hă·ṯāh kā·hōh ḵāhăṯāh kaHoh kāhōh ḵi·hāh ḵihāh tichHeh ṯiḵ·heh ṯiḵheh vatTechah vattichHeina vechihaTah wat·tê·ḵah wat·tiḵ·he·nā wattêḵah wattiḵhenā wə·ḵi·hă·ṯāh wəḵihăṯāh yichHeh yiḵ·heh yiḵheh
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Genesis 27:1
HEB: זָקֵ֣ן יִצְחָ֔ק וַתִּכְהֶ֥יןָ עֵינָ֖יו מֵרְאֹ֑ת
NAS: were too dim to see,
KJV: and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see,
INT: was old Isaac dim and his eyes to see

Deuteronomy 34:7
HEB: בְּמֹת֑וֹ לֹֽא־ כָהֲתָ֥ה עֵינ֖וֹ וְלֹא־
NAS: his eye was not dim, nor
KJV: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force
INT: died nor dim his eye nor

1 Samuel 3:13
HEB: בָּנָ֔יו וְלֹ֥א כִהָ֖ה בָּֽם׃
NAS: on themselves and he did not rebuke them.
KJV: made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
INT: his sons did not rebuke

Job 17:7
HEB: וַתֵּ֣כַהּ מִכַּ֣עַשׂ עֵינִ֑י
NAS: My eye has also grown dim because
KJV: Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow,
INT: grown of grief my eye

Isaiah 42:4
HEB: לֹ֤א יִכְהֶה֙ וְלֹ֣א יָר֔וּץ
NAS: He will not be disheartened or crushed
KJV: He shall not fail nor be discouraged,
INT: not will not be disheartened or crushed

Ezekiel 21:7
HEB: כָל־ יָדַ֜יִם וְכִהֲתָ֣ה כָל־ ר֗וּחַ
NAS: every spirit will faint and all knees
KJV: and every spirit shall faint, and all knees
INT: all hands will faint every spirit

Zechariah 11:17
HEB: וְעֵ֥ין יְמִינ֖וֹ כָּהֹ֥ה תִכְהֶֽה׃ ס
NAS: And his right eye will be blind.
KJV: eye shall be utterly darkened.
INT: eye and his right will be blind will be blind

Zechariah 11:17
HEB: יְמִינ֖וֹ כָּהֹ֥ה תִכְהֶֽה׃ ס
KJV: eye shall be utterly darkened.
INT: and his right will be blind will be blind

8 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 3543
8 Occurrences


ḵā·hă·ṯāh — 1 Occ.
ḵi·hāh — 1 Occ.
kā·hōh — 1 Occ.
ṯiḵ·heh — 1 Occ.
wat·tê·ḵah — 1 Occ.
wat·tiḵ·he·nā — 1 Occ.
wə·ḵi·hă·ṯāh — 1 Occ.
yiḵ·heh — 1 Occ.










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