שממה

HebrewEdit

Root
שׁ־מ־ם

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NounEdit

שְׁמָמָה or שִׁמְמָה (shemamá or shimemáf (plural indefinite שְׁמָמוֹת‎, singular construct שִׁמְמַת־‎)

  1. empty area, emptiness, desolation, waste
    Synonyms: חורבן \ חֻרְבָּן(khurbán), שאייה \ שְׁאִיָּה(she'iyá), שַׁמָּה(shamá), הֶרֶס(herés)
    הם עושים שממה וקוראים לה שלום.‎‎ ― They make a waste and call it peace.
    • Isaiah 1:7, with translation of the New International Version:
      אַרְצְכֶם שְׁמָמָה עָרֵיכֶם שְׂרֻפֹות אֵשׁ
      Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire:
    • Ezekiel 7:27, with translation of the King James Version:
      הַמֶּלֶךְ יִתְאַבָּל וְנָשִׂיא יִלְבַּשׁ שְׁמָמָה [] ‎‎
      The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, []
    • Ezekiel 35:7, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וְנָֽתַתִּי אֶת־הַר שֵׂעִיר לְשִֽׁמְמָה וּשְׁמָמָה וְהִכְרַתִּי מִמֶּנּוּ עֹבֵר וָשָֽׁב׃‎‎
      I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation, and I will cut off from it all who come and go.

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