Word Summary
nezer: consecration, crown, Naziriteship
Original Word: נֶזֶר
Transliteration: nezer
Phonetic Spelling: (neh'-zer)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: consecration, crown, Naziriteship
Meaning: something set apart, dedication, unshorn locks, a chaplet
Strong's Concordance
consecration, crown, hair, separation

Or nezer {nay'-zer}; from nazar; properly, something set apart, i.e. (abstractly) dedication (of a priet or Nazirite); hence (concretely) unshorn locks; also (by implication) a chaplet (especially of royalty) -- consecration, crown, hair, separation.

see HEBREW nazar


H5145. nezer

נֵ֫זֶרnoun masculinePsalm 132:18 consecration, crown, Naziriteship; — ׳נ‎ absolute 2 Samuel 1:10 +; construct Exodus 29:6 +; suffix נִזֵרוֺPsalm 89:40 +, נִזְרֵךְJeremiah 7:29; —

1 crown (sign of consecration; WeSkizzeu iii. 118 compare Syriac קדשא‎ [], earring; see also GeiJüd. Zeitschr. x. 45 ff. on נֶזֶם‎):

a. of king 2 Samuel 1:10; 2 Kings 11:12 2 Chronicles 23:11; symbol of royal power Psalm 89:40; 132:18; compare Proverbs 27:24; נ ׳אַבְּנֵיZechariah 9:16 stones of a crown, diadem (probably; > We Now — who strike out, compare GASm — stones of charming, from use of precious stones as charms.

b. of high priest, ׳נ הַקֹּדֶשׁExodus 29:6, made of gold 39:30; Leviticus 8:9 (all P).

2 woman's hair (originally probably of long hair as sign of consecration, as in Nazirite vow, compare Numbers 6:19 below, and נָזַיר‎ also WeSklzzen iii. 117, 107; Arab. Heidenthum 2, p. 143 RSSemitic i. 464. 2d ed. 483), Jeremiah 7:29 (of personified Jerusalem).

3 consecration

a. of high priest ׳נ א מִשְׁחַת ׳שֶׁמֶן עליוLeviticus 21:12 (P) the consecration of the oil of anointing of his God is upon him.

b. in Numbers 6 (P), specifically of Nazirite consecration (compare נָזִיר‎) : ׳נ עָלָיו אֱלֹהָיוNumbers 6:7, נִזְרוֺ נֶדֶר6:5, נ ׳טָמֵא6:12, נ ׳ראֹשׁ‎ (because of unshorn hair) 6:9; 6:18; 6:18, נ יְמֵי ׳(כָּלֿ)6:4; 6:8; 6:12; 6:13 נ ׳תּוֺרַת6:21 b compare ׳עַלנֿ6:21a; in 6:19 ׳נ‎ = the hair of his consecration (compare Jeremiah 7:29 above).