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Strong's #6105 - עָצַם

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a primitive root
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. to be vast, be numerous, be mighty
    1. 1a)(Qal)
      1. to be mighty
      2. to be numerous
    2. (Hiphil) to make strong, make mighty
  2. to shut (the eyes), close (the eyes)
    1. (Qal) to shut (the eyes)
    2. (Piel) to shut tightly (the eyes)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1415 ‑ δυνατός (doo‑nat‑os');  2480 ‑ ἰσχύω (is‑khoo'‑o);  2729 ‑ κατισχύω (kat‑is‑khoo'‑o);  2900 ‑ κραταιός (krat‑ah‑yos');  4129 ‑ πληθύνω (play‑thoo'‑no);  4732 ‑ στερεόω (ster‑eh‑o'‑o);  2901 ‑ κραταιόω (krat‑ah‑yo'‑o);  2576 ‑ καμμύω (kam‑moo'‑o);  
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KJV (20)
Genesis 1
Exodus 2
Psalms 6
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 5
Daniel 3
N95 (0)
CSB (20)
Genesis 1
Exodus 2
Psalms 6
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 5
Daniel 3
BSB (20)
Genesis 1
Exodus 2
Psalms 6
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 5
Daniel 3
ESV (15)
Genesis 1
Psalms 6
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 4
Daniel 3
WEB (20)
Genesis 1
Exodus 2
Psalms 6
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 5
Daniel 3
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2569) myo (אהתסמ AhTsM) AC: Abundant CO: Bone AB: Abundance: The numerous bones of the body are the strength to the body. [from: yo- as the bones are the tree of the body]

V) myo (אהתסמ AhTsM) - I. Abundant:To be strong in might or numbers. From the abundant number of bones in the body. II. Shut:[Unknown connection to root;] KJV (20): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) increase, mighty, strong, more, broken, close, great, shut - Strongs: H6105 (עָצַם)

Nm) myo (אהתסמ AhTsM) - Bone: KJV (126): bone, selfsame, same, body, life, strength - Strongs: H6106 (עֶצֶם)

Nf1) emyo (אהתסמה AhTsMH) - Abundance: KJV (3): strength, abundance - Strongs: H6109 (עָצְמָה)

dm) mfyo (אהתסומ AhTsWM) - Abundant: KJV (31): strong, mighty, mightier, feeble, great, much - Strongs: H6099 (עָצֻם)

df1) emfyo (אהתסומה AhTsWMH) - Abundance: KJV (1): strong - Strongs: H6110 (עֲצֻמוֹת)

gm) myfo (אהותסמ AhWTsM) - Strength: From the strength of the bones. KJV (3): might, strong, substance - Strongs: H6108 (עֹצֶם)

idf1) emfyot (תאהתסומה TAhTsWMH) - Strength: KJV (1): power - Strongs: H8592 (תַּעֲצֻמוֹת)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [עָצֹם, compare Lag BN 31], עָצַם

verb be vast, mighty, numerous (Late Hebrew Nithp. contend strenuously, and in derivatives; Phoenician in עצמת mighty deeds, עצמם bones; Arabic be great in bone, or anything, , bones; Ethiopic : id.; Aramaic עִטְמָא, thigh): —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular וְעָצַם consecutive Daniel 8:24; Daniel 11:23; 2 masculine singular עָצַמְתָּ Genesis 26:16; 3 plural עָֽצְמוּ Isaiah 31:1 +, עָצֵ֑מוּ Psalm 38:20; Imperfect 3 masculine plural וַיַּעַצְמוּ Exodus 1:7,20; Infinitive construct עָצְמַת Isaiah 47:9; suffix עָצְמוֺ Daniel 8:8; —

1 be mighty, Genesis 26:16 (J; with מִן compare), Daniel 8:8,24; Daniel 11:23.

2 be numerous, "" דַבּוּ etc., Isaiah 31:1, בְּעָצְמַת חֲבָרַיִח מְאֹד Isaiah 47:9, Jeremiah 5:6; Jeremiah 30:14,15; Exodus 1:7 (P), Exodus 1:20 (J), Psalm 38:20; Psalm 69:5; with מִן compare Jeremiah 15:8; Psalm 40:6; Psalm 40:13; alone Psalm 139:17.

Hiph`il make strong, Imperfect 3 masculine singular: suffix וַיַּעֲצִימֵחוּ Psalm 105:24 + מִן compare

II. [עָצַם] verb shut the eyes (Late Hebrew Hiph`il; possibly connection with Syriac = id., Arabic , IV (on = see Nö ZMG xxxii (1878), 406); Late Hebrew עִמֵּץ close eyes of dead; compare Ba Esther 5f.); —

Qal Participle וְעֹצֵם עֵינָיו מִן Isaiah 33:15 shutteth his eyes from seeing

Pi`el Imperfect 3 masculine singular וַיְעַצֵּם אֶתעֵֿינֵיכֶם Isaiah 29:10 he hath tightly shut your eyes (compare I. עצה).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1) prop. to bind, to bind fast, to tie up; as the eyes, Isaiah 33:15 see Piel. (Arabic عصم IV., to tie up a skin bottle; and more commonly عصب to tie. It is kindred to the verbs צָמַם, زمّ (צָמַד), also אָטַם, חָתַם, טְמַם). From the idea of tying (see גָּבַר, קָשַׁר ) it is

(2) intrans. once Med. E. עָצֵֽמוּ (Psalms 38:20), to be strong, powerful, Genesis 26:16 to become strong, Exodus 1:7, 20 Daniel 8:8, 24 11:23 (Arabic عَظُمَ to be great, of great importance; عِظْمُ greatness; عَظِبمُ great).

(3) to be strong in number, to be numerous, Psalms 38:20, 40:6, 13 Psalms 40:13(see עָצוּם ).

Piel, עִצֵּם

(1) i.q. Kal No. 1, Isaiah 29:10.

(2) denom. from עֶצֶם to break or to gnaw bones, Jeremiah 50:17. Compare גֵּרֵם.

Hiphil, to make strong, Psalms 105:24.

Derivatives [עָצוּם] עֶצֶם-עַצֻּמֹות and תַּעֲצֻמֹות.

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List of Word Forms
וְעָצַ֖ם וְעָצַ֤ם וְעֹצֵ֥ם וַ֝יַּֽעֲצִמֵהוּ וַיְעַצֵּ֖ם וַיַּֽעַצְמ֖וּ וּכְעָצְמ֗וֹ ויעצם ויעצמהו ויעצמו וכעצמו ועצם עִצְּמ֔וֹ עָ֝צְמ֗וּ עָ֝צְמוּ עָֽצְמוּ֙ עָֽצְמוּ־ עָצְמ֖וּ עָצְמ֣וּ עָצְמ֥וּ עָצֵ֑מוּ עָצַֽמְתָּ־ עצמו עצמו־ עצמת־ ‘ā·ṣam·tā- ‘ā·ṣê·mū ‘ā·ṣə·mū ‘ā·ṣə·mū- ‘āṣamtā- ‘āṣêmū ‘āṣəmū ‘āṣəmū- ‘iṣ·ṣə·mōw ‘iṣṣəmōw atzamta aTzemu itztzeMo ū·ḵə·‘ā·ṣə·mōw ucheatzeMo ūḵə‘āṣəmōw Vaiyaatzimehu vaiyaatzMu vayatzTzem veaTzam veoTzem way‘aṣṣêm way·‘aṣ·ṣêm way·ya·‘ă·ṣi·mê·hū way·ya·‘aṣ·mū wayya‘ăṣimêhū wayya‘aṣmū wə‘āṣam wə‘ōṣêm wə·‘ā·ṣam wə·‘ō·ṣêm
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