2495. challamuth
Lexical Summary
challamuth: (a plant), probably a purslane
Original Word: חַלָּמוּת
Transliteration: challamuth
Phonetic Spelling: (khal-law-mooth')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: (a plant), probably a purslane
Meaning: (a plant), probably a purslane
Strong's Concordance

From chalam (in the sense of insipidity); probably purslain -- egg.

see HEBREW chalam


H2495. challamuth

חַלָּמוּתnoun feminine name of a plant, with thick, slimy juice, purslain, Job 6:6 RVm, so Thes Rob Ges and others; ᵑ6‎ , anchusa PSi, 1284; on this, and later interpretations see Bö Di Löwpp. 165, 361; only חַלָּמוּת בְּרִיר אִםיֶֿשׁטַֿעַם6:6 is there any taste in the juice of ׳ח‎ (figurative of insipid and dull discourse); > AV RV Ew Hi SS after ᵑ7‎ Saad Rabb in the white of an egg **the reference is to Job's sufferings (from which as little joy comes as from eating unsavoury food, so now Comm. Generally), rather than to the unpalatable words of his friends. It is doubtful whether Dillmann's reason for preferring purslain to חֶלְמוֺנָא ᵑ9yolk of egg (ח ׳רִירslime of yolk, i.e. the white of the egg) is convincing, namely, that ancient Hebrews did not keep hens, or that of Delitzsch, namely that white of egg is not slime, and is not unpalatable; meaning yolk preferred also by Da Bu Du.

חלמשׁ‎ (quadriliteral √ of following; meaning unknown).


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