Word Summary
machatsith: half, middle
Original Word: מַחֲצִית
Transliteration: machatsith
Phonetic Spelling: (makh-ats-eeth')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: half, middle
Meaning: a halving, the middle
Strong's Concordance
half so much, midday

From chatsah; a halving or the middle -- half (so much), mid(-day).

see HEBREW chatsah


H4276. machatsith

מַחֲצִיתnoun feminine half, middle — construct מַחֲצִיתExodus 30:13 (twice in verse) + 8 t.; מַחֲצִתNumbers 31:30, 47; suffix מַחֲצִיתוֺExodus 30:23, מַחֲצִיתָהּLeviticus 6:13 (twice in verse), מַחֲצִיתָםNumbers 31:29

1 half of a shekel Exodus 30:13 (twice in verse); 30:15 compare 30:23; 38:26; the flour for offering Leviticus 6:13 (twice in verse), of spoils Numbers 31:29-30, 42, 47; of tribe Joshua 21:25 (all P), 1 Chronicles 6:46; 6:55; of chariots 1 Kings 16:9.

2 middle ׳מ היּוֺם‎ = midday, noon Nehemiah 8:3 (compare midnight, חֲצִי חָצוֺת,2).

חצן‎ (√ of following; meaning dubious; denominative seem to be Arabic , Ethiopic carry in the arms or bosom, rear, foster; perhaps also Assyrian êƒênu, bring together, also drink or draw in sweet odours Flood Tabletiii, 49 Hpt in KAT2Gloss i).