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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1572 - גָּמָא
1059) mc (גמ GM) AC: Gather CO: Foot AB: ?: The pictograph c is a picture of the foot and means to walk. The m is water. Combined these mean "walking to water". The watering well or other place of water is a gathering place for men, animals and plants for drinking. Men and animals may walk great distances for these watering holes while plants grow in abundance in them. (eng: game - from the Latin word game meaning leg)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גָּמָא not used in Kal, to absorb, to drink up, to swallow, i.q. Ch.
Piel poet. applied to a horse as it were swallowing the ground in his rapid course. Job 39:24, יְגַמֶּא אֶרֶץ “he swallows the ground,” i.q. he runs away with it. (The same metaphor is of frequent use in Arabic in the verb لهم to swallow up, as التهم الارض; see Schultens ad h. l. and Bochart, Hieroz. i. p. 142-148.)
Hiphil, to give to be drunk or absorbed, Genesis 24:17. Hence
the Fourth Week after Epiphany