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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #517 - אֵם

Transliteration
'êm
Phonetics
ame
Origin
a primitive word
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TWOT
115a
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) mother

1a) of humans

1b) of Deborah’s relationship to the people (figuratively)

1c) of animals

2) point of departure or division

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 744 ‑ ἀρχαῖος (ar‑khah'‑yos);  1118 ‑ γονεύς (gon‑yooce');  3384 ‑ μήτηρ (may'‑tare);  3390 ‑ μητρόπολις (may‑trop'‑ol‑is);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (217)
Genesis
25
Exodus
7
Leviticus
15
Numbers
2
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
3
Judges
18
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
4
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
22
1 Chronicles
2
2 Chronicles
12
Esther
2
Job
3
Psalms
12
Proverbs
14
Ecclesiastes
1
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
5
Jeremiah
9
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
10
Hosea
4
Micah
1
Zechariah
2
NAS (219)
Genesis
26
Exodus
7
Leviticus
15
Numbers
2
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
3
Judges
20
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
4
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
22
1 Chronicles
2
2 Chronicles
12
Esther
2
Job
2
Psalms
12
Proverbs
14
Ecclesiastes
1
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
5
Jeremiah
9
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
10
Hosea
4
Micah
1
Zechariah
2
HCS (219)
Genesis
25
Exodus
7
Leviticus
15
Numbers
2
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
3
Judges
20
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
4
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
22
1 Chronicles
2
2 Chronicles
12
Esther
2
Job
3
Psalms
12
Proverbs
14
Ecclesiastes
1
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
5
Jeremiah
9
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
10
Hosea
4
Micah
1
Zechariah
2
BSB (222)
Genesis
28
Exodus
7
Leviticus
15
Numbers
2
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
3
Judges
20
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
4
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
22
1 Chronicles
2
2 Chronicles
12
Esther
2
Job
3
Psalms
12
Proverbs
14
Ecclesiastes
1
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
5
Jeremiah
9
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
10
Hosea
4
Micah
1
Zechariah
2
ESV (205)
Genesis
26
Leviticus
15
Numbers
2
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
3
Judges
20
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
4
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
22
1 Chronicles
2
2 Chronicles
12
Esther
2
Job
3
Psalms
12
Proverbs
14
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
4
Jeremiah
9
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
10
Hosea
4
Micah
1
Zechariah
2
WEB (220)
Genesis
26
Exodus
7
Leviticus
15
Numbers
2
Deuteronomy
13
Joshua
3
Judges
20
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
4
2 Samuel
3
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
22
1 Chronicles
2
2 Chronicles
12
Esther
2
Job
3
Psalms
12
Proverbs
14
Ecclesiastes
1
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
5
Jeremiah
9
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
10
Hosea
4
Micah
1
Zechariah
2
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1013) ma (אמ AM) AC: Bind CO: Glue AB: ?: The pictograph a represents strength. The m is water or any other liquid. Combined these pictographs mean "strong liquid". Glue was made by placing the hides and other animal parts of slaughtered animals in a pot of boiling water. As the hide boiled, a thick sticky substance formed at the surface of the water. This substance was removed and used as a binding agent. (eng: arm - with the addition of the r sound)

A) ma (אמ AM) AC: ? CO: Arm AB: ?: The arm that holds things together. The arm is seen as glue that encircles and holds together. A cubit was the length of the arm from elbow to fingertip. The mother of the family is the one who binds the family together by holding in her arms and by the work of her arms.

Nf) ma (אמ AM) - Mother: One whose arms hold the family together through her work and love. Also one who fulfills the role of a mother. KJV (220): mother, dam - Strongs: H517 (אֵם)

Nf1) ema (אמה AMH) - I. Cubit:A linear standard of measure equal to the length of the forearm. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Bondwoman:One who is bound to another. KJV (304): cubit, measure, post, handmaid, maidservant, maid, bondwoman, bondmaids - Strongs: H519 (אָמָה), H520 (אַמָּה), H521 (אַמָּה)

jm) nfma (אמונ AMWN) - Craftsman: An architect or artisan who uses the cubit for measuring. KJV (3): multitude, populace - Strongs: H527 (אָמוֹן)

J) mfa (אומ AWM) AC: Bind CO: Tribe AB: ?: A binding together.

Nf1) emfa (אומה AWMH) - Tribe: A family lineage bound together. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (11): people, nation - Strongs: H523 (אֻמָּה), H524 (אֻמָּה)

M) mia (אימ AYM) AC: ? CO: Glue AB: ?

Nm ) mia (אימ AYM) - If: A desire to bind two ideas together. KJV (43): if, not, or, when, whether, doubtless, while, neither, saving - Strongs: H518 (אִם)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֵם constr. st. אֵם with suff. אִמִּי pl. אִמֹּות f. mother (Arab. أَمُّ and إِمُّ Eth. እም፡, Aram. אִמָּא, ܐܶܡܳܐ, Dan 4:1-37 Act 9:1-43 id.) אָב וָאֵם “father and mother,” both parents, Judges 14:16; Psalms 27:10; Esther 2:7.-בֶּן אִמִּי “my brother, by the same mother,” Genesis 43:29. Poet. בְּנֵי אִמִּי “my brethren” generally, Genesis 27:29; Song of Solomon 1:6. With less exactness a step-mother is also called mother, Genesis 37:10 (comp. 35:16, seq.), which would be more accurately called אֵשֶׁת אָב. But the name of mother has a wider use, and is applied also

(1) to a grandmother, 1 Kings 15:13 and generally to any ancestress, Genesis 3:20.

(2) metaph. used of her who bestows benefits on others, Judges 5:7.

(3) used as denoting intimate relationship or intimacy, Job 17:14 (compare אָב No. 7).

(4) of a nation, as opposed to the children, i.e. persons springing from it, Isaiah 50:1; Jeremiah 50:12; Ezekiel 19:2; Hosea 2:4, 4:5.

(5) mother of the way, a parting of the road, prop. source and head of the way (elsewhere רֹאשׁ דֶּרֶךְ), Ezekiel 21:26. Arab. أُمُّ is the root, beginning of a thing, but أُمُّاُلطَّرِيقِ is a royal way, and perhaps in Eze.loc. cit. it may be taken in this sense.

(6) i.q. אַמָּה metropolis, a great and leading city, even though not the capital; 2 Samuel 20:19, עִיר וְאֵם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל “a city and a mother in Israel.” So on the Phœnician coins of Tyre and Sidon; compare Arab. أُمُّ metropolis; Greek μήτηρ, Callim. Fr. 112, and mater, Flor. iii. 7, 18; Ammian. xvii. 13.

(7) metaph. used of the earth as the mother of all men, Job 1:21.

This word is undoubtedly primitive, and, like אָב (see p. 2. B.), it imitates the first sounds of an infant beginning to prattle, like the Greek μάμμα, μάμμη μαμμαία, μαῖα, Copt. mau, Germ. Mama, Amme [Eng. mamma, Welsh mam]. A fem. form used metaphorically is אַמָּה. In Arabic there is hence formed a verb أَمَّ to be a mother; hence, to be related, to set an example, to teach.

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List of Word Forms
אִ֝מְּךָ֗ אִ֝מִּ֗י אִ֝מּ֗וֹ אִ֠מֶּךָ אִ֠מּוֹ אִ֭מִּי אִמְּךָ֖ אִמְּךָ֙ אִמְּךָ֛ אִמְּךָ֣ אִמְּךָ֥ אִמְּכֶ֣ן אִמְּכֶֽם׃ אִמְּכֶם֙ אִמִּ֑י אִמִּ֔י אִמִּ֖י אִמִּ֗י אִמִּ֣י אִמִּ֥י אִמִּֽי׃ אִמִּי֙ אִמֵּ֜ךְ אִמֵּ֣ךְ אִמֶּ֑ךָ אִמֶּ֔ךָ אִמֶּֽךָ׃ אִמָּ֑הּ אִמָּ֔ם אִמָּ֖הּ אִמָּ֤הּ אִמֹּתֵ֖ינוּ אִמֹּתָ֞ם אִמֹּתָֽם׃ אִמּ֑וֹ אִמּ֔וֹ אִמּ֖וֹ אִמּ֗וֹ אִמּ֛וֹ אִמּ֜וֹ אִמּ֡וֹ אִמּ֤וֹ אִמּֽוֹ׃ אִמּוֹ֒ אִמּוֹ֙ אִמּוֹ֩ אֵ֑ם אֵ֖ם אֵ֛ם אֵ֝֗ם אֵ֣ם אֵ֣ם ׀ אֵ֥ם אֵֽם־ אֵם־ אם אם־ אמה אמו אמו׃ אמי אמי׃ אמך אמך׃ אמכם אמכם׃ אמכן אמם אמתינו אמתם אמתם׃ בְאִמְּכֶם֙ בְאִמָּ֔הּ באמה באמכם הָאֵ֔ם הָאֵ֖ם האם וְאִמְּךָ֣ וְאִמִּ֑י וְאִמִּ֣י וְאִמִּי֙ וְאִמֵּ֗ךְ וְאִמֵּ֥ךְ וְאִמֶּ֑ךָ וְאִמָּ֑הּ וְאִמָּ֔הּ וְאִמּ֑וֹ וְאִמּ֔וֹ וְאִמּ֖וֹ וְאִמּ֗וֹ וְאִמּ֛וֹ וְאִמּ֜וֹ וְאִמּ֤וֹ וְאֵם֙ וְהָאֵ֤ם וָאֵ֑ם וָאֵם֙ וּ֠לְאֵם וּכְאִמּ֑וֹ וּלְאִמִּ֔י וּלְאִמִּ֛י וּלְאִמָּֽהּ׃ וּלְאִמּ֔וֹ וּלְאִמּ֖וֹ וּלְאִמּ֗וֹ וּלְאִמּוֹ֙ ואם ואמה ואמו ואמי ואמך והאם וכאמו ולאם ולאמה׃ ולאמו ולאמי כְּאִמָּ֖ה כאמה לְאִמָּ֔הּ לְאִמֹּתָם֙ לְאִמּ֑וֹ לְאִמּ֖וֹ לְאִמּ֗וֹ לְאִמּ֡וֹ לְאִמּ֣וֹ לְאֵ֣ם לאם לאמה לאמו לאמתם ’êm ’êm- ’im·māh ’im·mām ’im·me·ḵā ’im·mə·ḵā ’im·mə·ḵem ’im·mə·ḵen ’im·mêḵ ’im·mî ’im·mō·ṯām ’im·mō·ṯê·nū ’im·mōw ’immāh ’immām ’immêḵ ’immeḵā ’imməḵā ’imməḵem ’imməḵen ’immî ’immōṯām ’immōṯênū ’immōw ḇə’immāh ḇə’imməḵem ḇə·’im·māh ḇə·’im·mə·ḵem em hā’êm hā·’êm haEm imMah imMam imMech imMecha immeChem immeChen imMi imMo immoTam immoTeinu kə’immāh kə·’im·māh keimMah lə’êm lə’immāh lə’immōṯām lə’immōw lə·’êm lə·’im·māh lə·’im·mō·ṯām lə·’im·mōw leEm leimMah leimMo leimmoTam ū·ḵə·’im·mōw ū·lə·’êm ū·lə·’im·māh ū·lə·’im·mî ū·lə·’im·mōw ucheimMo ūḵə’immōw ūlə’êm ūlə’immāh ūlə’immî ūlə’immōw Uleem uleimMah uleimMi uleimMo vaEm veEm vehaEm veimMah veimMech veimmeCha veimmeChem veimMi veimMo wā’êm wā·’êm wə’êm wə’immāh wə’immêḵ wə’immeḵā wə’imməḵā wə’immî wə’immōw wə·’êm wə·’im·māh wə·’im·me·ḵā wə·’im·mə·ḵā wə·’im·mêḵ wə·’im·mî wə·’im·mōw wə·hā·’êm wəhā’êm
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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