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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #331 - אָטַם
1197) mu (תהמ ThM) AC: ? CO: Unclean AB: ?: The pictograph u is a picture of a basket or container, the m is a picture of water. Combined these mean "container of water". A bowl of water is used to wash dirt off.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָטַם to shut, to close up, to stop, e.g. the mouth, the ears, Proverbs 17:28, 21:13 חַלּוֹנוֹת אֲטֻמוֹת, Ezekiel 40:16, 41:16, 26 Ezekiel 41:26, “closed windows, with shut lattices,” the bars of which being let into the wall and planks, could not be opened and shut at pleasure. LXX. θυρίδες δικτυωταί. Symm. τοξικαί. Comp. 1 Kings 6:4. Comp. Arab. أَطِمَ, to put a curtain over a window.
Hiphil id., Psalms 58:5.
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