BDB4901 [H4985 H4988]

מָתֹק verb become or be sweet, pleasant (Late Hebrew מתק, especially Pi`el; Assyrian [matâ‡u] be sweet, in derivatives; Ethiopic sweet; Aramaic suck (with pleasure), מְתַק id., be sweet; Arabic ( before ) see smack the lips (with pleasure), sweetness); —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular suffix מְתָקוֺ Job 24:20 3 plural מָֽתְקוּ Job 21:33 Imperfect 3 masculine plural יִמְתָּ֑קוּ Prov 9:17, וַיִמְתְּקוּ Exod 15:25
1. literally become sweet, of water (opposed to מָרִים) Exod 15:25 (J); are (i.e. taste) sweet, ׳מַיִם גְּנוּבִים יִמ Prov 9:17 (figurative of delights of illicit pleasure).
2. = be pleasant, מָֽתְקוּ לוֺ Job 21:33 sweet (pleasant) to him are the clods of the valley (said of one resting in the grave).
3. suck (Aramaic sense, compare Syriac above) מְתָקוֺ רִמָּה Job 24:20 the worm doth suck him, feast on him (on verb masculine compare Ges«GKC:145»§ 145. 7 Synt. § 345 a DaSynt. § 113 (b)), Di De Buhl (compare Kau Da; also SS who render 'angenehm finden'), but this sense in Hebrew dubious; text perhaps corrupt (compare conjectures by Bu Du). Hiph`il Imperfect 3 feminine singular אִם תַּמְתִּיק בְּפִיו רָעָה Job 20:12 if evil gives a sweet taste in his mouth (declarative Hiph`il); 1 plural אֲשֶׁר יַחְדָּו נַמְתִּיק סוֺד Ps 55:15 we who used to make sweet (our) intimacy.

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