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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2933 - טָמָה
1) (Niphal) to be stopped up
1a) to be regarded as unclean (metaplastic)
1197) mu (תהמ ThM) AC: ? CO: Unclean AB: ?: The pictograph u is a picture of a basket or container, the m is a picture of water. Combined these mean "container of water". A bowl of water is used to wash dirt off.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
טָמָה i.q. טָמֵא; at least some of the forms of this verb follow the analogy of verbs לה֞. So
Niphal נִטְמֵתֶם Leviticus 11:43, and Job 18:3, נִטְמִינוּ בְּעֵינֵכֶם “we are unclean in your eyes,” i.e. impious, compare Job 14:4. Some, however, of the Hebrew interpreters, without violence to the parallelism, take טָמָה to be the same as טְמַם, אָטַם to be stopped up, i.e. to be stupid. Vulg. sorduimus.
the Third Week after Epiphany