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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2413 - חָטַם
1) to hold in, restrain
1a) (Qal) to restrain (oneself)
Qal Imperfect אֶחֱטָםלָֿ֑ךְלְבִלְתִּי הַכְרִיֶתךָ ׃ Isaiah 48:9 I will restrain for thee (mine anger), not to cut thee off ("" אַאֲרִיךְ אַמִּי).
חָטַם to stop the mouth of an animal with a muzzle, to muzzle. (Arabic خطم, whence خِطَامُ a muzzle. Cognate roots are חָסַם, עָצַם also חָתַם, comp. my remarks on the signification of the syllables דם, טם, תם, p. 203.) Of a kindred power to this root are domare, dämmen, zudämmen, zähmen. Metaph. Isaiah 48:9, אֶחֱטָם־לָךְ “I tame or muzzle (myself [‘my anger’]) towards thee, I restrain myself.”