זמם

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

זמם ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. to sound, to buzz, to ring

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ז־מ־ם

Verb[edit]

זָמַם ‎(zamám) ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. to plot, to devise, to scheme (with malicious intent)
    • Deuteronomy 19:19, with translation of the New International Version:
      וַעֲשִׂיתֶם לֹו כַּאֲשֶׁר זָמַם לַעֲשֹׂות לְאָחִיו וּבִֽעַרְתָּ הָרָע מִקִּרְבֶּֽךָ׃
      then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you.
  2. (biblical, uncommon or humorous) to plot, to devise, to scheme
    הוא זמם לארגן לי מסיבת הפתעה. ― He schemed to organise me a surprise party.

Noun[edit]

זְמָם ‎(transliteration neededm (plural indefinite form זְמָמִים, singular construct form זְמַם־, plural construct form זְמָמֵי־)

  1. a plot, a scheme, a desire (with malicious intent)
    • Psalms 140:8/9, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      אַל־תִּתֵּן יְהוָה מַאֲוַיֵּי רָשָׁע זְמָמֹו אַל־תָּפֵק יָרוּמוּ סֶֽלָה׃
      Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further theirfn evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah
  2. a plot, a plan, a scheme

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ז־מ־ם

Verb follows from Noun. Cognate with Arabic زِمَام ‎(zimām).

Noun[edit]

זְמָם ‎(transliteration neededm (plural indefinite form זְמָמִים, singular construct form זְמַם־, plural construct form זְמָמֵי־)

  1. a muzzle

Verb[edit]

זָמַם ‎(zamám) ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. to muzzle (to apply a muzzle)