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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #03220 - יָם

Transliteration
yâm
Phonetics
yawm
Origin
from an unused root meaning to roar
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
871a
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) sea

1a) Mediterranean Sea

1b) Red Sea

1c) Dead Sea

1d) Sea of Galilee

1e) sea (general)

1f) mighty river (Nile)

1g) the sea (the great basin in the temple court)

1h) seaward, west, westward

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1424 ‑ δυσμή (doos‑may');  2281 ‑ θάλασσα (thal'‑as‑sah);  3882 ‑ παράλιος (par‑al'‑ee‑os);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (387)
Genesis
13
Exodus
37
Leviticus
2
Numbers
19
Deuteronomy
14
Joshua
52
Judges
3
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
4
1 Chronicles
3
2 Chronicles
11
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Esther
1
Job
12
Psalms
37
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
31
Jeremiah
18
Lamentations
1
Ezekiel
60
Daniel
2
Hosea
3
Joel
2
Amos
4
Jonah
10
Micah
2
Nahum
3
Habakkuk
4
Zephaniah
3
Haggai
1
Zechariah
7
NAS (387)
Genesis
11
Exodus
38
Leviticus
2
Numbers
20
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
54
Judges
1
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
15
2 Kings
4
1 Chronicles
3
2 Chronicles
10
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Esther
1
Job
12
Psalms
38
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
2
Isaiah
31
Jeremiah
18
Lamentations
1
Ezekiel
59
Daniel
2
Hosea
3
Joel
2
Amos
5
Jonah
12
Micah
3
Nahum
3
Habakkuk
4
Zephaniah
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
8
HCS (394)
Genesis
13
Exodus
39
Leviticus
2
Numbers
19
Deuteronomy
14
Joshua
52
Judges
3
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
15
2 Kings
4
1 Chronicles
3
2 Chronicles
11
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Esther
1
Job
12
Psalms
38
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
2
Isaiah
31
Jeremiah
18
Lamentations
1
Ezekiel
59
Daniel
2
Hosea
3
Joel
2
Amos
5
Jonah
12
Micah
3
Nahum
3
Habakkuk
4
Zephaniah
3
Haggai
1
Zechariah
8
BSB (404)
Genesis
21
Exodus
39
Leviticus
2
Numbers
19
Deuteronomy
14
Joshua
52
Judges
3
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
4
1 Chronicles
3
2 Chronicles
11
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Esther
1
Job
12
Psalms
38
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
2
Isaiah
31
Jeremiah
18
Lamentations
1
Ezekiel
60
Daniel
2
Hosea
3
Joel
2
Amos
5
Jonah
12
Micah
3
Nahum
3
Habakkuk
4
Zephaniah
3
Haggai
1
Zechariah
8
ESV (512)
Genesis
12
Exodus
160
Leviticus
2
Numbers
19
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
48
Judges
2
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
15
2 Kings
4
1 Chronicles
3
2 Chronicles
11
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Esther
1
Job
12
Psalms
34
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
2
Song of Solomon
32
Isaiah
28
Jeremiah
17
Lamentations
1
Ezekiel
44
Daniel
2
Hosea
3
Amos
5
Jonah
12
Micah
3
Nahum
3
Habakkuk
4
Zephaniah
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
8
WEB (398)
Genesis
14
Exodus
39
Leviticus
2
Numbers
19
Deuteronomy
14
Joshua
52
Judges
3
1 Samuel
1
2 Samuel
2
1 Kings
17
2 Kings
4
1 Chronicles
3
2 Chronicles
11
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Esther
1
Job
12
Psalms
38
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
2
Isaiah
31
Jeremiah
18
Lamentations
1
Ezekiel
60
Daniel
2
Hosea
3
Joel
2
Amos
5
Jonah
12
Micah
3
Nahum
3
Habakkuk
4
Zephaniah
3
Haggai
1
Zechariah
8
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1220) mi (ימ YM) AC: ? CO: Sea AB: Terror: The pictograph i is a picture of a hand representing work, the m is a picture of water. Combined these mean "working water". The sea or other large body of water is the place of storms and heavy surf. This parent root is closely related to me.

A) mi (ימ YM) AC: ? CO: Sea AB: ?

Nm ) mi (ימ YM) - Sea: Also the direction of the sea, the west. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (398): sea, west, westward, seafaring men - Strongs: H3220 (יָם), H3221 (יַם)

B) mmi (יממ YMM) AC: ? CO: Spring AB: ?: A spring of water in the wilderness.

Nm) mmi (יממ YMM) - Spring: KJV (1): mule - Strongs: H3222 (יֵמִם)

C) mia (אימ AYM) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Terror: The sea is considered a place of chaos and terror because the depth, storms and heavy surf.

Nf1) emia (אימה AYMH) - Terror: KJV (17): terror, fear, terrible, dread, horror, idols - Strongs: H367 (אֵמָה)

cm) mfia (איומ AYWM) - Terrible: KJV (3): terrible - Strongs: H366 (אָיֹם)

J) mfi (יומ YWM) AC: ? CO: Day AB: ?: The day ends and the new day begins when the sun sets in the west, over the Mediterranean sea.

Nm) mfi (יומ YWM) - Day: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (2290): day, time, daily, every, year, continually, when, as, while, full, alway, whole - Strongs: H3117 (יוֹם), H3118 (יוֹם)

pm) mmfi (יוממ YWMM) - Day: KJV (51): day, daytime, daily, time - Strongs: H3119 (יוֹמָם)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יָם const. יָֽם־ more rarely יַם־; with suff. יַמָּהּ Jeremiah 51:36 with ה parag. יָ֫מָּה; pl. יַמִּים m.

(1) the sea (Arab. يَمُ, Syr. ܝܰܡܐܳ and ܝܡܰܬܐܳ but the latter word is generally used for a lake; Ægypt. ⲟⲙ id. A derivation is scarcely to be sought; however it may be conjectured that it properly denotes, the boiling, foaming of the sea; compare יוֹם and יֵמִים; [referred in Thes. to the unused root יָמַם]). Used either of the ocean or any of its parts, or of inland lakes (Job 14:11, Syr. ܝܰܡܬܳܐ) So יָֽם־כִּנֶּרֶת the lake of Tiberius, Numbers 34:11 יָֽם־הַמֶּלַח Genesis 14:3 (the salt sea), יָם הָֽעֲרָבָה (sea of the desert) Deuteronomy 4:49, יָם קַדְמֹנִי (eastern sea) Joel 2:20; Zechariah 14:8, lacus Asphaltites, or the Dead Sea; יַם־סוּף (the weedy sea, see סוּף ) and יַם־מִצְרַיִם Isaiah 11:15, the Red Sea; הַיָּם הַגָּדוֹל the great sea, Numbers 34:6, Numbers 34:7, and הַיָּם הָֽאַחֲרוֹן the hinder, i.e. the western sea, Deuteronomy 11:24, for the Mediterranean sea; הַיָּם with art. used (as shown by the context) of the Mediterranean sea, Joshua 15:47 the sea of Galilee, Isa. 8:23 the Red Sea, Isaiah 10:26 the Dead Sea, Isaiah 16:8 הֲמוֹן יָם wealth of the sea, is the wealth of maritime and trans-marine nations (הָאִיִּים) procured by sea voyages; Isaiah 60:5, i.q. שֶׁפַע יַמִּים Deuteronomy 33:19; Job 7:12, הֲיָם אֲנִי אִם תַּנִּין כִּי וגו׳ “am I a sea, or a seamonster, that,” etc., i.e. am I untamed like the sea? Lamentations 2:13, גָּדוֹל כַּיָּם שִׁבְרֵךְ “thy ruin is great like the sea.” Plur. יַמִּים seas, poet. for the sing., e.g. for the prose חוֹל הַיָּם Genesis 32:13, 41:49 poet. is said חוֹל יַמִּים Genesis 49:13; Job 6:3; Judges 5:17; Psalms 78:27. Figuratively and hyperbolically יָם־הַנְּחשֶׁת the sea of brass was the name of the great laver in the inner court of Solomon’s temple, 2 Kings 25:13; 1 Chronicles 18:8. The name of sea is also applied to

(2) a great river, as the Nile, Isaiah 19:5; Nahum 3:8 the Euphrates, Isaiah 27:1; Jeremiah 51:36 pl. of the arms of the Nile, Ezekiel 32:2. (So Arab. يَمُّ and بَحْرُ compare Diod. i. 12, 96. More instances have been given on Isaiah 19:5.)

(3) the west, the western quarter, from the Mediterranean sea being situated to the west of Palestine; רוּחַ יָם the west wind, Exodus 10:19 פְּאַת־יָם the west side, Exodus 27:12, 38:12 יָמָּה westward, Genesis 28:14; Exodus 26:22 (also to the sea, Exodus 10:19, for which there is more frequently הַיָּמָּה); מִיָּם from the west, Genesis 12:8 מִיָּם לְ on the west of any place, Joshua 8:9, 12 Joshua 8:12, 13 Joshua 8:13. Twice (Psalms 107:3; Isaiah 49:12) יָם is joined with the north (צָפוֹן); and on this account some suppose it, at least in these places, to signify the south; but elsewhere, also quarters which are not opposite but near together are spoken of in the same connexion; compare Amos 8:12; Deuteronomy 33:23.

יָם emphat. יַמָּא Ch. the sea. Daniel 7:2,.

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List of Word Forms
בְּיַם־ בְיַם־ בַּ֝יַּמִּ֗ים בַּיַּמִּ֔ים בַּיַּמִּ֛ים בַּיַּמִּים֙ בַּיָּ֑ם בַּיָּ֔ם בַּיָּ֖ם בַּיָּ֜ם בַּיָּ֣ם בַּיָּ֤ם בַּיָּ֥ם בַּיָּֽם׃ בַּיָּם֙ בַיָּ֑ם בַיָּ֖ם בַיָּ֣ם בַיָּֽם׃ בַיָּם֙ בים בים־ בים׃ בימים הֲ‍ֽיָם־ הַ֝יָּ֗ם הַ֠יָּם הַ֭יָּם הַיַּמִּים֙ הַיָּ֑ם הַיָּ֑מָּה הַיָּ֔ם הַיָּ֔מָּה הַיָּ֖ם הַיָּ֖מָּה הַיָּ֗ם הַיָּ֗מָּה הַיָּ֛ם הַיָּ֜ם הַיָּ֣ם הַיָּ֤ם הַיָּ֥ם הַיָּ֥מָּה הַיָּ֧ם הַיָּֽם׃ הַיָּֽמָּה׃ הַיָּם֒ הַיָּם֙ הַיָּם֩ הים ה‍ים־ הים׃ הימה הימה׃ הימים וְהַיָּ֕ם וְהַיָּ֖ם וְהַיָּ֥ם וְהַיָּם֙ וְיָ֖מָּה וְיָ֗מָּה וְיָ֙מָּה֙ וְיָ֣ם וְיָ֥ם וָיָ֑מָּה וָיָ֔מָּה וָיָֽמָּה׃ וּמִיָּ֔ם וּמִיָּֽם׃ והים וים וימה וימה׃ ומים ומים׃ יַ֝מִּ֗ים יַ֭מִּים יַם־ יַמִּ֑ים יַמִּ֔ים יַמִּ֖ים יַמִּ֣ים יַמִּֽים׃ יַמִּים֙ יַמָּ֔הּ יָ֑ם יָ֑מָּה יָ֔ם יָ֔מָּה יָ֕מָּה יָ֖ם יָ֖מָּה יָ֗ם יָ֗מָּה יָ֙מָּה֙ יָ֜ם יָ֜מָּה יָ֝֗ם יָ֣ם יָ֣ם ׀ יָ֣מָּה יָ֤ם יָ֥ם יָ֥מָּה יָ֧ם יָ֧מָּה יָ֨ם יָ֨ם ׀ יָ֨מָּה יָ֭ם יָֽם׃ יָֽמָּה׃ יָם֒ יָם֙ יָם־ ים ים־ ים׃ ימה ימה׃ ימים ימים׃ כַּיָּ֛ם כַּיָּ֣ם כים לְיַם־ לַיָּ֔ם לַיָּ֖ם לַיָּ֛מָּה לַיָּ֥ם לַיָּ֨ם ׀ לים לים־ לימה מִיַּם־ מִיַּמִּ֑ים מִיַּמִּ֔ים מִיַּמִּ֖ים מִיָּ֑ם מִיָּ֔ם מִיָּ֖ם מִיָּ֗ם מִיָּ֣ם מִיָּ֥ם מִיָּֽם׃ מִיָּם֙ מֵֽהַיָּ֑ם מהים מים מים־ מים׃ מימים baiYam baiyamMim bay·yām ḇay·yām bay·yam·mîm bayyām ḇayyām bayyammîm bə·yam- ḇə·yam- beyam bəyam- ḇəyam- haiYam haiYammah haiyamMim Haiyom hay·yām hay·yām·māh hay·yam·mîm hayam hăyām- hayyām hayyāmmāh hayyammîm kaiYam kay·yām kayyām laiYam laiYammah lay·yām lay·yām·māh layyām layyāmmāh lə·yam- leyam ləyam- mê·hay·yām mehaiYam mêhayyām mî·yām mî·yam- mî·yam·mîm miYam mîyām mîyam- miyamMim mîyammîm ū·mî·yām umiYam ūmîyām vaiYam vaYammah vehaiYam veyam veYammah wā·yām·māh wāyāmmāh wə·hay·yām wə·yām wə·yām·māh wəhayyām wəyām wəyāmmāh yam yām yam- yām- yam·māh yām·māh yam·mîm Yammah yammāh yāmmāh yamMim yammîm yom
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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