1826. damam
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damam: cease
Original Word: דָּמַם
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: damam
Phonetic Spelling: (daw-man')
Short Definition: cease

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

Qal Perfect דַּ֫מּוּ Job 30:27, דָּ֑מּוּ Psalm 35:15; Imperfect יִדֹּם Amos 5:13 2t., וַיִּדֹּם Leviticus 10:3; Joshua 10:13; 3feminine singular תִּדֹּם Lamentations 2:18; 2feminine singular תִּדֹּמִּי Jeremiah 48:2 (so Ki Ol & Kö327 q. v.; others Niph`al); וָאֶדֹּם Job 31:34: יִדְּמוּ Exodus 15:16 3t.; 1 plural cohortative נִדְּמָה Jeremiah 8:14 (so Thes Ol Bö Kö327q. see; others Niph`al); —

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

2 be still (opposed to both speech and motion) Job 31:34; = perish Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 48:2; Psalm 31:18 (לשׁאול ׳ד); with לְ be silent to i.e. be resigned to Psalm 37:7; Psalm 62:6, followed by לְמוֺ עֲצָתִי Job 29:21 ("" לִי שָֽׁמְעוּ); 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 אַלתִּֿדֹּם בַּתעֵֿינֵךְ, i.e. cease not to weep ("" הוֺרִידִי כַנַּחַל דִּמְעָה).

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 יִדַּמּוּ Jeremiah 49:26; Jeremiah 50:30, יִדָּ֑מּוּ 1 Samuel 2:9; 2masculine plural תִּדַּמּוּ Jeremiah 51:6be made silent, i.e. destroyed; the wicked 1 Samuel 2:9 (בַּחשֶׁךְ), compare Jeremiah 51:6; men of war Jeremiah 49:25; Jeremiah 50:30; dwellings Jeremiah 25:37.

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

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular suffix הֲדִמָּנוּ he (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 דֹּ֫מּוּ ישְׁבֵי אִי Isaiah 23:2 wail, ye coast dwellers (compare Dll.c.), "" הֵילִילוּ Isaiah 23:1, & הֵילִילוּ ישְׁבֵי אִי Isaiah 23:6; most, however, assign this to I.דמם q. v. (3).

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

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

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