Word Summary
damah: to be like, resemble
Original Word: דָּמָה
Transliteration: damah
Phonetic Spelling: (daw-maw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be like, resemble
Meaning: to compare, to resemble, liken, consider
Strong's Concordance
compare, devise, liken, mean, think, use similitudes

A primitive root; to compare; by implication, to resemble, liken, consider -- compare, devise, (be) like(-n), mean, think, use similitudes.


H1819. damah

I. דָּמָהverb be like, resemble (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic דְּמָא דְּמֵי,‎, ; compare דמין‎, price, Nabataean דמיid. (Nö in EutNab. Inscr. p. 35); also , and likeness (whence Arabic image, effigy, as loan-word Frä272) compare דְּמוּת‎) —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular ׳דEzekiel 31:8; Psalm 144:4; 3feminine singular דָּֽמְתָה‎ Cant 7:8; 2 masculine singular דָּמִיתָEzekiel 31:2, 18; 1singular דָּמִיתִיPsalm 102:7; 3plural דָּמוּEzekiel 31:8; 1plural דָּמִינוּIsaiah 1:9; Imperfect3masculine singular יִדְמֶהPsalm 89:7; 1plural וְנִדְמֶה‎ consecutive Isaiah 46:5; Imperative masculine singular דְּמֵהSong of Solomon 2:17; 8:14; Participle דּוֺמֶה2:9; — be like, resemble, of external appearance, followed by לְ‎, Cant 7:8; 2:9, 17; 8:14; followed by אֶלֿEzekiel 31:8 (twice in verse); 31:18 (all of tree, figurative of Pharaoh); of condition or quality followed by לְIsaiah 1:9; Psalm 102:7; 144:4; so ליהוה יִדְמֶה ֗֗֗ מִי89:7; also absolute Isaiah 46:5; followed by אֶלEzekiel 31:2.

Pi`el Perfect דִּמָּה2 Samuel 21:5, דִּמִּיתָPsalm 50:21; דִּמִּיתִיNumbers 33:56; Isaiah 14:24; suffix דִּמִּיתִיךָSong of Solomon 1:9, דִּמּוּ2 Samuel 21:5; Imperfect יְדַמֶּהIsaiah 10:7; 2feminine singular תְּדַמִּיEsther 4:13 (jussive); אֲדַמֶּהLamentations 2:13; Hosea 12:11; 2masculine plural תְּדַמְּיוּןIsaiah 40:18; suffix תְּדַמְּיוּנִי40:25; 46:5; — liken, compare; imagine, think, devise; —

1 liken, i.e. consider to be like, compare, causative of

Qal followed by לְ‎ of external appearance Song of Solomon 1:9; of quality or condition Isaiah 46:5 (object ׳י‎) Lamentations 2:13; followed by אֶל‎ of external appearance Isaiah 40:18, 25 (both object God in reference to idols); absolute use comparisons or similitudes (parables, symbols, etc.) Hosea 12:11 (subject ׳י‎).

2 imagine, form an idea, devise 2 Samuel 21:5 (on context compare Dr); think, intend, followed by Infinitive Numbers 33:56 (J or H) Judges 20:5; Esther 4:13; absolute Isaiah 10:7; compare 14:24; think that, followed by object clause (Imperfect without conjunction) Psalm 50:21; think of, followed by accusative 48:10. Hithpa`el make oneself or become like; Imperfect לְעֶלְיוֺן אֶדַּמֶּהIsaiah 14:14 I will make myself like the Most High (on form compare Ges§ 54. 2).

[דְּמָה‎] verb be like (Biblical Hebrew I. דָּמָה‎); —

Pe`al Participle active דָּמֵהDaniel 3:25 (ל‎ person); feminine דָּֽמְיָה7:5 (לְדֹב‎).