HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed into West Semitic from Akkadian 𒀀𒂵𒄠 (A.GA.AM /agammu/), from Sumerian 𒀀𒂵𒄠 (A.GA.AM /agam/). Compare Classical Syriac ܐܓܡܐ(ʾaḡmā, marsh, swamp) and Arabic أَجَمَة(ʾajama, jungle, brushwood).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אֲגַם (ʾaḡammm (plural אֲגַמִּים(ʾaḡammīm))

  1. lake, pool
  2. swamp, marsh
  3. reed, bulrush

DescendantsEdit

  • → Arabic: أَغَمّ(ʾaḡamm, shaggy, densely vegetated) (possibly)