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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1573 - גֹּמֶא
1) rush, reed, papyrus
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.
גֹּמֶא m. a marsh rush, specially papyrus nilotica, so called because it absorbs and drinks moisture (comp. bibula papyrus, Lucan. iv. 136). Job 8:11; Isaiah 35:7. The Egyptians used this to make garments, shoes, baskets, and vessels of various kinds, especially boats (Plin. xiii. 21-26). Exodus 2:3, תֵּבַת גֹּמֶא “an ark,” or “skiff of papyrus.” Isaiah 18:2.
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