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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1949 - הוּם
1) to distract, ring again, make a (great) noise, murmur, roar, discomfit, be moved
1a) (Qal) to discomfit
1b) (Niphal) to be in a stir
1c1) to murmur
1c2) to show disquietude
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 Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
הוּם to put into motion, to disturb; kindred to the roots הָמַם, הָמָה. Deuteronomy 7:23, הָמָם מְהוּמָה גְדוֹלָה “he brings upon them great disturbance.” Whence תְּהוֹם pr. the sea in commotion.
Niphal, fut. יֵהֹם to be disturbed, to be in commotion, as a city, land, Ruth 1:19; 1 Samuel 4:5; 1 Kings 1:45.
Hiphil, to make a commotion, Lermen machen, toben (comp. הִשְׁקִיט Ruhe halten), used of a multitude making a noise, Micah 2:12 of an uneasy mind (Toben im Jnnern), Psalms 55:3.
Derivatives, מְהוּמָה, תְּהוֹם.
the Third Sunday after Epiphany