Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02000 - הָמַם
1105) me (המ HM) AC: Roar CO: Sea AB: Tumult: The pictograph e represents a looking toward. The m is a picture of water. Combined these pictures mean "a looking toward the water". A large body of water seen as a place of chaos because of its storms, turbulent surf and the commotion of the waves.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
הָמַם fut. יָהֹם i.q. הוּם pr. to put in motion, in Bewegung feßen; hence
(1) to impel, to drive. Isaiah 28:28, הָמַם גִּלְגַּל עֶגְלָתוֹ “he drives the wheels of his threshing wain.” (Comp. Arab. حَمَّ to urge on a beast.)
(2) to disturb, to put in commotion, to put to flight, e.g. when used of God, his enemies, Exodus 14:24, 23:27 Joshua 10:10. Psalms 144:6, שְׁלַח חִצֶּיךָ וּתְהֻמֵּם “send forth thine arrows, and put them (the enemies) to flight.” Psalms 18:15. 2 Chronicles 15:6, אֱלֹהִים הֲמָמָם בְּכָל־צָרָה “God disturbed them with every misery.” Hence
(3) to destroy utterly, to make extinct, Deuteronomy 2:15; Esther 9:24 (where it is joined with אִבֵּד). Jeremiah 51:34 (with אָכַל).
[Derivative, pr.n. הוֹמָם.]
the Second Week after Epiphany