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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2413 - חָטַם
1) to hold in, restrain
1a) (Qal) to restrain (oneself)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָטַם to stop the mouth of an animal with a muzzle, to muzzle. (Arabic خطم, whence خِطَامُ a muzzle. Cognate roots are חָסַם, עָצַם also חָתַם, comp. my remarks on the signification of the syllables דם, טם, תם, p. 203.) Of a kindred power to this root are domare, dämmen, zudämmen, zähmen. Metaph. Isaiah 48:9, אֶחֱטָם־לָךְ “I tame or muzzle (myself [‘my anger’]) towards thee, I restrain myself.”
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