Word Summary
damam: to be or grow dumb, silent or still
Original Word: דָּמַם
Transliteration: damam
Phonetic Spelling: (daw-man')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be or grow dumb, silent or still
Meaning: to be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish
Strong's Concordance
cease, be cut down off, forbear, hold peace, quiet self, rest, be silent, keep put to silence,

A prim root (compare daham, damah); to be dumb; by implication, to be astonished, to stop; also to perish -- cease, be cut down (off), forbear, hold peace, quiet self, rest, be silent, keep (put to) silence, be (stand) still, tarry, wait.

see HEBREW daham

see HEBREW damah


H1826. damam

I. [דָּמַם‎] verb be or grow dumb, silent, still (Late Hebrew id.; Ethiopic in II. stupefy; III., 1 & 2 be astounded, stupefied) —

Qal Perfect דַּ֫מּוּJob 30:27, דָּ֑מּוּPsalm 35:15; Imperfect יִדֹּםAmos 5:13 2t., וַיִּדֹּםLeviticus 10:3; Joshua 10:13; 3feminine singular תִּדֹּםLamentations 2:18; 2feminine singular תִּדֹּמִּיJeremiah 48:2 (so Ki Ol & Kö327 q. v.; others Niph`al); וָאֶדֹּםJob 31:34: יִדְּמוּExodus 15:16 3t.; 1 plural cohortative נִדְּמָהJeremiah 8:14 (so Thes Ol Bö Kö327q. see; others Niph`al); —

1 be silent Psalm 4:5; Psalm 30:13; 35:15 (probably, compare De Che), Ezekiel 24:17; Leviticus 10:3 (P) Amos 5:13; in grief Lamentations 2:10; 3:28.

2 be still (opposed to both speech and motion) Job 31:34; = perish Jeremiah 8:14; 48:2; Psalm 31:18 (׳ד לשׁאול‎); with לְbe silent to i.e. be resigned to 37:7; 62:6, followed by עֲצָתִי לְמוֺJob 29:21 ("" שָֽׁמְעוּ לִי‎); be still, motionless, stand still Joshua 10:12-13, (of sun "" עמד‎); 1 Samuel 14:9 (men); Jeremiah 47:6 (of sword "" הֵרָֽגְעִי‎); so also of bowels, as seat of mental excitement Job 30:27; Lamentations 2:18 בַּתעֵֿינֵךְ אַלתִּֿדֹּם‎, i.e. cease not to weep ("" דִּמְעָה כַנַּחַל הוֺרִידִי‎).

3 be struck dumb, astounded, in amazement and fear Exodus 15:16 (כאבן‎) Isaiah 23:2 (but compare II. דמם‎).

Niph`al Perfect3plural וְנָדַמּוּ‎ consecutive Jeremiah 25:37; Imperfect יִדַּמּוּ49:26; 50:30, יִדָּ֑מּוּ1 Samuel 2:9; 2masculine plural תִּדַּמּוּJeremiah 51:6be made silent, i.e. destroyed; the wicked 1 Samuel 2:9 (בַּחשֶׁךְ‎), compare Jeremiah 51:6; men of war 49:25; 50:30; dwellings 25:37.

Po. Perfect1singular נַפְשִׁי וְדוֺמַ֫מְתִּי שִׁוִּיתִיPsalm 131:2 'composed and quieted my soul Che (as a weaned child).

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular suffix הֲדִמָּנוּhe (God) hath silenced us ( = caused to perish) Jeremiah 8:14.

II. [דָּמַם‎] verb wail (?; compare Assyrian damâmu, groan, wail, lament, DlBaer's Ezech xi; pr 64) — only

Qal Imperative אִי ישְׁבֵי דֹּ֫מּוּIsaiah 23:2 wail, ye coast dwellers (compare Dll.c.), "" הֵילִילוּ23:1, & אִי ישְׁבֵי הֵילִילוּ23:6; most, however, assign this to I.דמם‎ q. v. (3).

דמן‎ (√ of following, meaning dubious; Arabic , prepare, improve, manure land, apparently denominative)