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Strong's #2161 - זָמַם

Transliteration
zâmam
Phonetics
zaw-mam'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
verb
TWOT
556
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. to have a thought, devise, plan, consider, purpose
    1. (Qal)
      1. to consider, fix thought upon
      2. to purpose, devise
      3. to plot (of evil intent)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1011 ‑ βουλεύω (bool‑yoo'‑o);  1614 ‑ ἐκτείνω (ek‑ti'‑no);  1760 ‑ ἐνθυμέομαι (en‑thoo‑meh'‑om‑ahee);  2007 ‑ ἐπιτίθημι (ep‑ee‑tith'‑ay‑mee);  2334 ‑ θεωρέω (theh‑o‑reh'‑o);  3906 ‑ παρατηρέω (par‑at‑ay‑reh'‑o);  5550 ‑ χρόνος (khron'‑os);  1260 ‑ διαλογίζομαι (dee‑al‑og‑id'‑zom‑ahee);  
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ASV (13)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Zechariah 3
BSB (13)
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Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Zechariah 3
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Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
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Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Zechariah 3
ESV (13)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Zechariah 3
KJV (13)
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Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Zechariah 3
LEB (13)
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Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
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Jeremiah 2
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Psalms 3
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Proverbs 2
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
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NAS (14)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Zechariah 3
NLT (0)
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WEB (13)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 2
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Zechariah 3
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1151) mz (זמ ZM) AC: Plot CO: Plan AB: Mischief: The devising of a plan of action.

A) mz (זמ ZM) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Mischief: An action or plan to do wickedness or a sexual perversion.

Nf1) emz (זמה ZMH) - Mischief: KJV (29): lewdness, wickedness, mischief, heinous crime - Strongs: H2154 (זַמָּה)

kf1) emzm (מזמה MZMH) - Mischief: KJV (19): discretion, device, thought, wickedly, inventions, lewdness, mischievous - Strongs: H4209 (מְזִמָּה)

B) mmz (זממ ZMM) AC: Plot CO: Plan AB: ?

V) mmz (זממ ZMM) - Plot: To device a plan of action, usually with evil intent. KJV (13): (vf: Paal) thought, devise, consider, purpose, imagine, plot - Strongs: H2161 (זָמַם)

Nm) mmz (זממ ZMM) - Plan: KJV (1): wicked device - Strongs: H2162 (זָמָם)

G) mez (זהמ ZHM) AC: Loathe CO: ? AB: ?

V) mez (זהמ ZHM) - Loathe: KJV (1): (vf: Piel) abhorreth - Strongs: H2092 (זָהַם)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 זָמַם verb consider, purpose, devise (Aramaic זְמַם in derived conjugations; compare Arabic speak, talk (rare); Aramaic is sonuit, resonavit, the noun is tinnitus, strepitus) — only

Qal Perfect זָמַם Deuteronomy 19:19 2t.; זָמָ֑ם Lamentations 2:17; זָָֽמְמָה Proverbs 31:16; זַמּ֫וֺתָ Proverbs 30:32; זַמֹּ֫תִי Jeremiah 4:28 but also זָמַ֫מְתִּי Zechariah 8:14,15; זַמֹּתִי Psalm 17:3 either belongs here with irregular accent (see De), or is Infinitive after analogue of לה֞ e.g. חַנּוֺת compare Psalm 77:10 (Hi Ri); Che critical note reads זִמָּתִי; זָמָ֑מוּ Psalm 31:14; Imperfect יָָֽזְמוּ Genesis 11:6 (Ges§ 67, R. 11); on possible Infinitive זמֹּתִ֫י Psalm 17:3 see above; Participle זֹמֵם Psalm 37:12; —

1 consider, fix thought upon, with accusative of concrete object שָׂדֶה Proverbs 31:16.

2 purpose, devise:

a. especially of Yahweh's purpose in punishment Jeremiah 4:28 (absolute), Jeremiah 51:12 followed by עשׂה + accusative ("" מְזִמָּה), Lamentations 2:17 (followed by אשׁר) Zechariah 1:6 (with כאשׁר followed by infinitive), Zechariah 8:14 ( id.); of blessing only כֵּן שַׁבְתִּיזָמַמְתִּי לְהֵיטִיב Zechariah 8:15 (opposed to Zechariah 8:14).

b. of evil purpose of wicked men לעשׂות׳אשׁר יז Genesis 11:6; Deuteronomy 19:19 (with כאשׁר + infinitive), Psalm 31:14 (followed by infinitive); absolute Proverbs 30:32 ("" נבל), Psalm 17:3 have I (i.e. if I have) devised evil (so De); followed by לְ person (= against) Psalm 37:12. ** the text of Proverbs 30:32 is questioned by Frankenb Toy and others; see on II. נבל, below.


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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

זָמַם pret. זָמַמְתִּי and זַמּוֹתִי, fut. יָזֹם pl. יָֽזְמוּ for יָוֹמּוּ (see Gr. § 57, note 11 [§ 66, note 11]; Lehrg. p. 372; for the root יָזַם, which some propose, is altogether fictitious). [In Ges. add. “to meditate, to have in mind, to purpose; Arab. سَمَّ id. It seems to come from the idea of murmuring or muttering, i.e. the low voice of persons talking to themselves or meditating; comp. זַמְזַם to murmur, also הָמָה, הָגָה.” This new definition of this root of course influences the synopsis of meanings, as well as it entirely supersedes the following remark.] Properly to tie, to bind, i.q. the kindred צָמַם, and Arab. زَمَّ to bind, to tie together, whence زِمَامُ a cord. Hence tropically

(1) to lie in wait, to plot, followed by לְ, Psalms 37:12 to purpose, or meditate evil, Proverbs 30:32 followed by a gerund, Psalms 31:14. Hence

(2) as a verb of medial signification, to meditate something, to propose to oneself, followed by an accusative, Genesis 11:6; Lamentations 2:17. Proverbs 31:16, זָֽמְמָה שָׂדֶה וַתִּקָּחֵהוּ “she proposed to herself (to possess) a field, (she considers a field,) and she obtains it.” followed by a gerund, Zechariah 1:6.

With regard to the original signification above proposed [but see the added note], it is sufficient to remark, that verbs signifying binding or weaving are very often applied to counsels, especially in a bad sense, of which examples may be seen under the root אָרַב. Allusion is made to this origin in Job 17:11, זִמּוֹתַי נִתְּקוּ “my purposes are broken off,” that is, like a cord; since the Orientals compare a counsel formed to something woven or wreathed. Vit. Tim. t. i. p. 90: شدّ حزام الحزم he firmly twined the cord of his purpose. In Arabic the figurative idea is found in the verb سَمَّ to purpose to himself, to intend.

Derivatives, זִמָּה, זַמָּה, מְזִמָּה and זָמָם.


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List of Word Forms
זַ֝מֹּתִ֗י זַ֝מּ֗וֹתָ זַמֹּ֔תִי זָמְמָ֣ה זָמַ֖ם זָמַ֙מְתִּי֙ זָמַ֜ם זָמַ֣ם זָמַמְ֜תִּי זָמָ֗ם זָמָֽמוּ׃ זֹמֵ֣ם זמות זמם זממה זממו׃ זממתי זמתי יָזְמ֖וּ יזמו yā·zə·mū yazeMu yāzəmū zā·mā·mū zā·mam zā·mām zā·mam·tî zā·mə·māh zam·mō·ṯî zam·mō·w·ṯā zaMam zāmam zāmām zamaMti zāmamtî zaMamu zāmāmū zameMah zāməmāh zamMota zammoTi zammōṯî zammōwṯā zō·mêm zoMem zōmêm
 
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