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Strong's #5123 - נוּם

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a primitive root
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1) to be drowsy, slumber, sleep

1a) (Qal) to slumber, be drowsy

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 402 ‑ ἀναχωρέω (an‑akh‑o‑reh'‑o);  3573 ‑ νυστάζω (noos‑tad'‑zo);  4579 ‑ σείω (si'‑o);  1265 ‑ διαμένω (dee‑am‑en'‑o);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (6)
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Nahum 1
NAS (6)
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Nahum 1
CSB (6)
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Nahum 1
BSB (6)
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Nahum 1
ESV (6)
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Nahum 1
WEB (6)
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Nahum 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1312) mn (נמ NM) AC: Sleep CO: ? AB: Tired: A semi-conscious state between sleep and awake.

D) man (נאמ NAM) AC: Utter CO: ? AB: ?: A speaking from a semi-conscious state declaring the words of god.

V) man (נאמ NAM) - Utter: To speak, from a semi-conscious state, the words of god. KJV (1): (vf: Paal) say - Strongs: H5001 (נָאַם)

Nm) man (נאמ NAM) - Utterance: KJV (376): say - Strongs: H5002 (נְאֻם)

G) men (נהמ NHM) AC: Growl CO: ? AB: ?: The sound one makes when waking from a sleep.

V) men (נהמ NHM) - Growl: KJV (5): (vf: Paal) roar, mourn - Strongs: H5098 (נָהַם)

Nm) men (נהמ NHM) - Growling: KJV (2): roaring - Strongs: H5099 (נַהַם)

Nf1) emen (נהמה NHMH) - Growling: KJV (2): disquiet, roaring - Strongs: H5100 (נְהָמָה)

J) mfn (נומ NWM) AC: Slumber CO: ? AB: ?

V) mfn (נומ NWM) - Slumber: KJV (6): (vf: Paal) slumber, sleep - Strongs: H5123 (נוּם)

Nf1) emfn (נומה NWMH) - Drowsiness: KJV (1): drowsiness - Strongs: H5124 (נוּמָה)

if1) emfnt (תנומה TNWMH) - Slumber: KJV (5): slumber, slumbering - Strongs: H8572 (תְּנוּמָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 נוּם verb be drowsy, slumber (Late Hebrew נוּם, נִמְנֵם id.; Aramaic נוּם, ; Arabic () id.; Ethiopic ); —

Qal Perfect 3 plural נָמ֫וּ Nahum 3:18; Psalm 76:6 (Ges§ 72 l); Imperfect יָנוּם Psalm 121:3 2t.; 3 feminine singular וַתָּ֫נָם 2 Samuel 4:6 (so read for HCT וַיַּכֻּהו, with other radical changes, ᵐ5 Th We Dr Kit Bu HPS); Infinitive construct לָנוּם Isaiah 56:10. — be drowsy, slumber, literal וַתָּנָם וַתִּישָׁ֑ן 2 Samuel 4:6 (emendation, see above) and she grew drowsy and slept; figurative of inactivity, indolence, Isaiah 5:27 ("" ישׁן), Psalm 121:3; Psalm 121:4 (of ׳י; "" id.); Nahum 3:18 ("" שָׁכֵן); ׳אֹהֲבֵי לָנ Isaiah 56:10 ("" שָׁכַב); followed by accusative of congnate meaning with verb שֵׁנָה Psalm 76:6 (of death, "" נִרְדַּם).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נוּם to slumber, especially through indolence and sloth, Nah, 3:18 Isaiah 56:10; Psalms 121:3; Isaiah 5:27. It differs from יָשֵׁן to go to sleep. In Arabic, on the contrary, نَامَ is to go to sleep, وَسِنَ to be asleep.

Derivatives, תְּנוּמָה, pr.n יָנוּם, and

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List of Word Forms
יָ֝נ֗וּם יָ֭נוּם יָנ֖וּם ינום לָנֽוּם׃ לנום׃ נָמ֣וּ נָמ֤וּ נמו lā·nūm laNum lānūm nā·mū naMu nāmū yā·nūm yaNum yānūm
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