Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #98 - אֲגַם
1) pool, troubled pool
1a) troubled or muddy (gloomy) pools, marshes
1b) any pool, pond
1c) swamp reeds, reeds, rush(es)
1059) mc (גמ GM) AC: Gather CO: Foot AB: ?: The pictograph c is a picture of the foot and means to walk. The m is water. Combined these mean "walking to water". The watering well or other place of water is a gathering place for men, animals and plants for drinking. Men and animals may walk great distances for these watering holes while plants grow in abundance in them. (eng: game - from the Latin word game meaning leg)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֲגַם subst. [absol. Isaiah 35:7 cst. אֲגַם 41:18 ], pl. אֲגַמִּים, אַגְמֵי.
(1) a pool, a marsh, so called from the corrupt water, Isaiah 35:7, 42:15 Psalms 107:35. Specially used of the pools of stagnant water left on the shores of the Nile after its inundation, Exodus 7:19, 8:1.
(2) [“i.q. אַגְמוֹן a reed, a cane.” Ges. add. omitting the following explanation], a marsh over-grown with reeds, a reedy place, Jeremiah 51:32. R. Jonah explains it strongholds; comp. أَجَمَةُ a lion’s den in a marsh; hence refuge, stronghold.
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