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Strong's #306 - אַחְלָמָה

Root Word (Etymology)
perhaps from (H2492) (and thus dream-stone)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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1) amethyst, a gem in the third row on the ephod, breastplate of judgment worn by the high priest. Transliteration of the Septuagint word. Identification is not certain but is a purple stone perhaps a corundum or red or brown jasper.

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 271 ‑ ἀμέθυστος (am‑eth'‑oos_tos);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Exodus 2
NAS (3)
Exodus 2
Amos 1
HCS (2)
Exodus 2
BSB (2)
Exodus 2
WEB (0)
WEB (2)
Exodus 2
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2164) mlh (ההלמ HhLM) AC: Dream CO: ? AB: Dream: [from: lh- passing through]

V) mlh (ההלמ HhLM) - Dream: KJV (29): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) dream - Strongs: H2492 (חָלַם)

Nm) mlh (ההלמ HhLM) - Dream: [Aramaic only] KJV (22): dream - Strongs: H2493 (חֵלֶם)

Nf3) tfmlh (ההלמות HhLMWT) - Hhalamut: An unknown plant. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (1): egg - Strongs: H2495 (חַלָּמוּת)

cm) mflh (ההלומ HhLWM) - Dream: KJV (65): dream - Strongs: H2472 (חֲלֹם)

nf1) emlha (אההלמה AHhLMH) - Ahhlamah: An unknown gem probably in the sense of gazing. KJV (2): amethyst - Strongs: H306 (אַחְלָמָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אַחְלָ֑מָה noun feminine perhaps amethyst (etymology dubious; below חלם Thes q. v.; Hal James 7, x. 426 from חלם être fort, solide; Di Kn compare Talmud חַלְמִית, malva & think of green malachite; Dl HA 36 N derived from Aramaic land A—lamû), amethyst according to ᵐ5ᵑ9 Josephus; see also Lag GGA 1884,285, but compare Di; one of the gems on the ephod Exodus 28:19; Exodus 39:12.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אַחְלָמָה f., Exodus 28:19, the name of a precious stone; LXX. Vulg. ἀμέθυστος. Josephus (in whom there appears however some confusion in the order of words), ἀχάτης. This word appears to be a verbal of the conj. Hiph. from חלם to dream, perhaps from [the superstitious idea of] its causing dreams to those who wore it. An idea of a similar kind gives its rise to the name ἀμέθυστος, because of its [having the supposed power of] keeping away drunkenness from the wearers; compare Braun. de Vestitu Sacerdot. Heb. (ii. 16).

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List of Word Forms
וְאַחְלָֽמָה׃ ואחלמה׃ veachLamah wə’aḥlāmāh wə·’aḥ·lā·māh
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