Word Summary
sharats: to swarm, teem
Original Word: שָׁרַץ
Transliteration: sharats
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-rats')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to swarm, teem
Meaning: to wriggle, swarm, abound
Strong's Concordance
breed bring forth, increase abundantly in abundance, creep, move

A primitive root; to wriggle, i.e. (by implication) swarm or abound -- breed (bring forth, increase) abundantly (in abundance), creep, move.


H8317. sharats

שָׁרַץverb swarm, teem (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic crawl, = שֶׁרֶץ‎, so שִׁרְצָא‎ (rare); Ethiopic germinate, sprout); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular ׳שׁPsalm 105:30, שָֽׁרְצוּGenesis 1:21, etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular יִשְׁרֹץEzekiel 47:9, etc.; Imperative masculine plural שִׁרְצוּGenesis 9:7; Participle הַשֹּׁרֵץ7:21 +, feminine הַשֹּׁרֶ֫צֶתLeviticus 11:46; Hexateuch only P: —

1 swarm, teem with (accusative animal.), subject water Genesis 1:20-21, compare Exodus 7:28, land Psalm 105:30.

2 swarm, subject animal. Genesis 8:17 (+ רָבָה מָּרָה,‎), Ezekiel 47:9, הַּשֹׁרֵּץGenesis 7:21; Leviticus 11:29, 41, 42, 46 (all עַלהָּֿרֶָּֿץ‎), 11:43; subject men Genesis 9:7 (+ רָבה מָּרָה,‎), Exodus 1:7 (id., + עָצַם‎).