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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #1572 - גָּמָא
1) to swallow (liquids)
1a) (Piel) to swallow
1b) (Hiphil) to drink
1059) mc (גמ GM) AC: Gather CO: Foot AB: ?: The pictograph c is a picture of the foot and means to walk. The m is water. Combined these mean "walking to water". The watering well or other place of water is a gathering place for men, animals and plants for drinking. Men and animals may walk great distances for these watering holes while plants grow in abundance in them. (eng: game - from the Latin word game meaning leg)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Pi`el Imperfect יְגַמֶּאאֶֿרֶץ Job 39:24 figurative of horse in swift gallop; (this, however, possibly denominative from גּוּמָּא Late Hebrew, Aramaic גּוּמְּתָא, pit, hollow, i.e. he makes [paws or stamps] hollows in the earth).
Hiph`il Imperative feminine singular suffix הַגְמִיאִינִי נָא מְעַטמַֿיִם Genesis 24:17 let me drink a little water, pray.
גָּמָא not used in Kal, to absorb, to drink up, to swallow, i.q. Ch.
Piel poet. applied to a horse as it were swallowing the ground in his rapid course. Job 39:24, יְגַמֶּא אֶרֶץ “he swallows the ground,” i.q. he runs away with it. (The same metaphor is of frequent use in Arabic in the verb لهم to swallow up, as التهم الارض; see Schultens ad h. l. and Bochart, Hieroz. i. p. 142-148.)
Hiphil, to give to be drunk or absorbed, Genesis 24:17. Hence