Word Summary
chemah: curd
Original Word: חֶמְאָה
Transliteration: chemah
Phonetic Spelling: (khem-aw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: curd
Meaning: curdled milk, cheese
Strong's Concordance

Or (shortened) chemah {khay-maw'}; from the same root as chowmah; curdled milk or cheese -- butter.

see HEBREW chowmah


H2529. chemah

חֶמְאָהnoun feminine curd; — ׳חGenesis 18:8 6t.; = חֵמָהJob 29:6; construct חֶמְאַתDeuteronomy 32:14; curd, curdled milk, modern labben ח יוֺצִיא חָלָב ׳מִיץProverbs 30:33, elsewhere joined with חָלָבGenesis 18:8(J) Deuteronomy 32:14 (poem; צאֹן וַחֲלֵב בָּקָר חֶמְאַת‎), Judges 5:25 (where served אַדִּירִים בְּסֵפֶל‎, see ספל‎); with דְּבַשׁ2 Samuel 17:29; Isaiah 7:15, 22 (twice in verse); compare וח דבשׁ ׳נַחֲלֵי‎ figurative of abundance Job 20:17; בְּחֵמָ֑ה חֲלִיכַי בִּרְחֹץ29:6 ("" יָצוּק צוּר ׃ מַּלְגֵישָֽֿׁמֶן‎). **On mode of making lebben, by shaking milk in sour milk-skin, see DoughtyArab. Des. i. 221, 263; ii. 304, etc. ThomsonLand and Book ii. 418 See also ARSKEncy. Bib. MILK.