2492. chalam
Lexical Summary
chalam: to be healthy or strong
Original Word: חָלַם
Transliteration: chalam
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-lam')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be healthy or strong
Meaning: to bind firmly, to be, plump, to dream
Strong's Concordance
cause to dreamer, be in good liking, recover

A primitive root; properly, to bind firmly, i.e. (by implication) to be (causatively to make) plump; also (through the figurative sense of dumbness) to dream -- (cause to) dream(-er), be in good liking, recover.


H2492. chalam

I. [חָלַם‎] verb be healthy, strong (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic Ethpe`el be made healthy, strong, Aph`el causative, also derivatives; חֲלַםpress firmly together) —

Qal Imperfect בְנֵיהֶם יַחְלְמוּJob 39:4 their young are healthy.

Hiph`il Imperfect2masculine singular וְתַחֲלִימֵנִיIsaiah 38:16 and restore me to health ("" וְהַחֲיֵ֫ינִי‎).

II. חָלַםverb dream (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic , חֲלַם‎; Ethiopic Arabic , dream, experience an emission of the seminal fluid, attain to puberty) —

Qal Perfect ׳חGenesis 42:9; Daniel 2:1, חָלַמְתִּיGenesis 37:9 3t., חָלָ֑מְתִּי37:6 2t., etc., + 3 t. Perfect; Imperfect יַחֲלֹםIsaiah 29:8 5t., יַחְלְמוּJob 39:4, וַיַּחַלְמוּGenesis 40:5, יַחֲלֹמ֑וּןJoel 3:1, נַחַלְמָהGenesis 41:11; Participle חוֺלֵםDeuteronomy 13:4,חֹלֵםGenesis 41:1; Deuteronomy 13:2; 13:6, חֹלְמִיםPsalm 126:1; — dream:

a. of ordinary dreams of sleep Isaiah 29:8 (twice in verse); Psalm 126:1.

b. of dreams with prophetic meaning: of Jacob Genesis 28:12, Joseph 37:5-6, 9 (twice in verse); 37:10; 42:9, of Pharaoh and his servants 40:5, 8; 41:1, 5, 11 (twice in verse); 41:15 (all E, not elsewhere in Hexateuch); of Midianite Judges 7:13, Nebuchad. Daniel 2:1, 3, old men in latter days Joel 3:1.

c. of dreams of false prophets Deuteronomy 13:2; 13:4; 13:6; Jeremiah 23:25 (twice in verse).

Hiph`il Participle, מַחְלְמִיםdream (of false prophets, with accusative of congnate meaning with verb) Jeremiah 29:8 (but read חֹלְמִים‎ [מ‎ by dittograph from אַתֶּם‎], Hi Gf Gie Gr).


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