the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7430 - רָמַשׂ
1) to creep, move lightly, move about, walk on all fours
1a1) to creep, teem (of all creeping things)
1a2) to creep (of animals)
1a3) to move lightly, glide about (of water animals)
1a4) to move about (of all land animals generally)
2775) xmr (רמס RMS) AC: Tread CO: ? AB: ?: [from: xr- trampling down]
V) xmr (רמס RMS) - Tread: To trample under foot. [df: Vmr] KJV (36): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Participle) tread, stamp, trample, oppressor - Strongs: H7429 (רָמַס), H7430 (רָמַשׂ)
Nm ) xmr (רמס RMS) - Treader: A creature that crawls or creeps as a treading. [df: Vmr] KJV (17): creeping, moving - Strongs: H7431 (רֶמֶשׂ)
hm ) xmrm (מרמס MRMS) - Trampled: A place that is tread upon. KJV (7): tread, trodden - Strongs: H4823 (מִרְמָס)
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Qal Imperfect 3 feminine singular תִּרָמשֹׁ Genesis 9:2 2t.; Participle רֹמֵשׂ Genesis 1:26 +; feminine singular רֹמֶ֫שֶׂת Leviticus 11:46 2t.; — 1
subject ground, הָאֲדָמָה׳כֹּל אֲשֶׁר ת all with which the ground creeps (teems), i.e. all creeping things, Leviticus 20:55 (H), Genesis 9:2 (P).
2 elsewhere subject animal:
a. creep, עַלהָֿאֲדָמָה Deuteronomy 4:18; Genesis 7:8 (P), עַלהָֿאָרֶץ Leviticus 11:44 (H), Genesis 1:30 (P); הָרֶמֶשׂ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַלהָֿאֲדָמָה Ezekiel 38:20, עַלהָֿאָרֶץ Genesis 1:26; Genesis 7:14; Genesis 8:17 (all P).
b. move lightly, glide about, of water animals, כָּלנֶֿפֶשׂ (בַּמַּיִם) הַחַיָּה הָרֹמֶצֶת Leviticus 11:46 (H), Genesis 1:21 (P), compare Psalm 69:35.
c. in General move about, of all land-animals, עַלהָֿאָרֶץ Genesis 1:28; Genesis 7:21; Genesis 8:19 (all P); specifically of wild beasts prowling at night Psalm 104:20.
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רָמַשׂ fut. יִרְמֹשׂ
(1) to creep, to crawl, the proper term for the motion of smaller animals which creep upon the ground, both those which have four or more feet, as mice, lizards, crabs, etc. (and this is the proper signification, comp. רָמַס), and those which have no feet, and trail their bodies on the ground, as serpents, worms, etc. Genesis 1:26, after both domestic and wild quadrupeds have been mentioned, as well as birds and fishes, כָּל־הָרֶמֶשׂ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל הָאָרֶץ “all the creeping things which creep upon the earth;” verses 28, 30 7:8, 14 8:17, 19 Leviticus 11:44. The earth is sometimes said to creep with creeping things, with an acc. (comp. הָלַךְ No. 4). Genesis 9:2, בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר תִּרְמֹשׂ הָאֲדָמָה “in all the things with which earth creeps,” i.e. which creep in abundance on the earth.
(2) In a wider signification it is used of aquatic (amphibious) reptiles. Genesis 1:21, הַחַיָּה הָרֹמֶשֶׂת אֲשֶׁר שָֽׁרְצוּ הַמַּיִס “creeping living creatures with which the waters abound;” Leviticus 11:46; Psalms 69:35 used of all land animals whatever, Genesis 7:21, init. Psalms 104:20, “(by night) all the beasts of the forest creep (out of their dens).” Hence
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