chamam: to be or become warmOriginal Word: חָמַםPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. rootDefinition
to be or become warmNASB Translation
became warm (1), become heated (1), grew hot (1), heat (1), hot (6), inflame (1), keep warm (3), mated (2), warm (4), warmed (1), warms (3).
] verb be or become warm
(Late Hebrew id.
, Pi`el, make warm
, חֲמַם be warm
; Arabic become hot
, of water; also heat, kindle fire in
Qal Perfect חַם Psalm 39:4; Exodus 16:21; וְחַם consecutive 1 Kings 1:2; Ecclesiastes 4:11; חַמּוֺתִ֫י Isaiah 44:16; Imperfect יָחֹם Isaiah 44:16; וַיָּ֫חָם 2 Kings 4:34; Isaiah 44:15; also יִחַם 1 Kings 1:1; יֵחַם Deuteronomy 19:6; יֵחָ֑ם Ecclesiastes 4:11; 3feminine singular תֵּחַם Ezekiel 24:11; יֵחַמּוּ Hosea 7:7; וַיֶּחֱמוּ Genesis 30:39; וַיֵּחַמְנָה Genesis 30:38 (last seven forms could be also from יחם q. v.; but no decisive evidence that this v is used in Qal; they are placed under חמם by Thes Ew§ 193 a Ol§ 243 b; see also Köi. 365, 417 ff., who on account of יחם Pi`el Infinitive Genesis 30:41; Genesis 31:10, derives last two, needlessly, from יחם); Infinitive לַחְמָם Isaiah 47:14, compare Job 30:4 (where, however, ׳ל is from לֶחֶם Mich Di unless (Luzz Che) we read לְחַמֵּם Pi`el Infinitive in both); חֹם 1 Samuel 11:9; Haggai 1:6; Nehemiah 7:3; suffix חֻמּוֺ Job 6:17; חֻמָּם Jeremiah 51:39; —
1 literally, be or grow warm Exodus 16:21 (P; subject שֶׁמֶשׁ), compare 1 Samuel 11:9; Nehemiah 7:3 and Job 6:17 (suffix of impersonal subject); from fire Isaiah 44:15,16 (twice in verse); Isaiah 47:14 (compare above); natural heat 1 Kings 1:1,2(by personal contact), so 2 Kings 4:34; Ecclesiastes 4:11 (twice in verse), from clothing Haggai 1:6; of Jerusalem under figure of pot or caldron Ezekiel 24:11.
2 figurative, subject לִבִּי Psalm 39:4 ("" בַהֲגִיגִי תִבְעַראֵֿשׁ), compare Deuteronomy 19:6; of conspirators Hosea 7:7; Chaldeans Jeremiah 51:39.
3 of heat in conception (animals) Genesis 30:38,39 (compare יחם).
Niph`al Participle נֵחָמִים באלים Isaiah 57:5 (Köi. 371), inflame oneself with, of idolatry.
Pi`el Imperfect3feminine singular תְּחַמֵּם Job 39:14 keep eggs warm (of ostrich).
Hithpa`el Imperfect יִתְחַמָּם warm oneself Job 31:20 מִגֵּז כְּבָשִׂים by means of fleece of sheep.
enflame self, get have heat, be wax hot, be, wax warm self, at
A primitive root; to be hot (literally or figuratively) -- enflame self, get (have) heat, be (wax) hot, (be, wax) warm (self, at).