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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6004 - עָמַם
1) to dim, darken, grow dark
1a) (Qal) to dim, eclipse, be held dark
1b) (Hophal) to be dimmed, grow dark
1358) mo (אהמ AhM) AC: ? CO: People AB: ?: The pictograph o is a picture of the eye, the m is a picture of the sea representing mass. Combined these mean "see a mass". A large group of people in one location.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) prop. to gather together, to collect, to join together, whence עָם a people, עִם with, by, עֻמָּה conjunction. (Arab. عَمَّ is to be in common, but this root is very widely extended both in the Phœnicio-Shemitic, and the Indo-Germanic languages. In the former, compare גָּמַם to collect, whence גַּם, מְגַמָּה, כּוּם to cumulate, and retaining the guttural, אָמַם, עָמָה, חָם kinsman, father-in-law; amongst the latter, compare Latin cum, con, cumulus, cunctus (from cungo = jungo), Gr. κοινός (κυνός), γάμος, and with the palatal letter either softened into an aspirate, or changed into a sibilant, Sanscr. sam, Persic هم, Gr. ἅμα, ὁμός, ὁμοῦ (with an added third radical d and l, ὅμιλος, ὅμαδος, comp. Hebr. עִמָּד, Lat. simul), σύν, ξυνός, Mœsogoth. sama, saman, Anglo-Sax.samo, with French en semble, Dan. san, Germ. fammt, zufammen, fammeln; comp. also as to the Slavonic languages, Dorn üb. die Verwandtschaft des Persischen und Gr. Lat. Sprachstammes, p. 183.)
(2) to shut, to close, hence to hide, to conceal. Used figuratively, for to surpass, Ezekiel 31:8 and intrans. to be hidden. Ezekiel 28:3, כָּל־סָתוּם לֹא עַמָמוּךָ “no secret is hid from thee.” (Arab. غَمَّ to be hidden, covered with clouds, used of the sky. Syr. ܥܰܡ Ethpe. to be covered, as the sky.)
Hophal, הוּעַם to become dim (used of the brightness of gold), Lamentations 4:1.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13