Word Summary
halam: to smite, hammer, strike down
Original Word: הָלַם
Transliteration: halam
Phonetic Spelling: (haw-lam')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to smite, hammer, strike down
Meaning: to strike down, to hammer, stamp, conquer, disband
Strong's Concordance
beat down, break down, overcome, smite with the hammer

A primitive root; to strike down; by implication, to hammer, stamp, conquer, disband -- beat (down), break (down), overcome, smite (with the hammer).


H1986. halam

[הָלַם‎] verb smite, hammer, strike down (compare Phoenician מהלם‎ below below מַהֲלֻמוֺת‎); —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular וְהָֽלְמָה‎ consecutive Judges 5:26; 3plural הָֽלְמוּ5:22; Isaiah 16:8; suffix הֲלָמוּנִיProverbs 23:25; Imperfect3masculine singular suffix יֶהֶלְמֵנִיPsalm 141:5; 3masculine plural יַהֲלֹמ֑וּן74:6; Participle active מָּ֑עַם ה֫וֺלָםIsaiah 41:7 (compare Ges§ 29, 3 b); passive construct הֲלוּמֵי28:1; — smite (with hammer), followed by accusative of person Judges 5:26 (fatally; "" מָחַץ מָחַק,‎); also figurative of correction, discipline Psalm 141:5 ("" הוֺכִּיחַ‎); of intoxicating, wine שְׂרוּקֶּיהָ הָֽלְמוּ גוֺיִם בַּעֲלֵי שִׂבְמָה גֶּפֶןIsaiah 16:8 the vine of Sibma, its choice branches smote down lords of nations (so Hi De Che Brd Di and others, RVm; lords subject according to Ges Ew and others AV RV); also יַיִן הֲלוּמֵיsmitten down by wine 28:1; compare further Proverbs 23:35; followed by accusative of thing ה֫וֺלָםמָּֿ֑עְםIsaiah 41:7 one striking an anvil; smite down, or strike off Psalm 74:6 (object פִתּוּחִיםcarved work); also absolute of horse' hoofs Judges 5:22. — On וַהֲלֹם1 Samuel 14:16 see הֲלֹם‎.