atham: perhaps to burnOriginal Word: עָתַםPart of Speech:
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a prim. rootDefinition
perhaps to burnNASB Translation
Niph`al Perfect3masculine singular נֶעְתַּם אָ֑רֶץ Isaiah 9:18 ( is be clogged in speech, suffocating heat, burned by heat; hence Thes scorched, but derived sense dubious; see RSJPhil. xiii. 61 f.); — read perhaps נִצְּתָה (√ יָצַת) is burned up, compare RSl.c., Krochm Kit CheHpt.
A primitive root; probably to glow, i.e. (figuratively) be desolated -- be darkened.