Word Summary
Cham: a son of Noah, also his desc., also a name for Egyptians
Original Word: חָם
Transliteration: Cham
Phonetic Spelling: (khawm)
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine person; location
Short Definition: a son of Noah, also his desc., also a name for Egyptians
Meaning: Ham -- a son of Noah, also his descendants, also a name for Egyptians
Strong's Concordance

The same as cham; hot (from the tropical habitat); Cham, a son of Noah; also (as a patronymic) his descendants or their country -- Ham.

see HEBREW cham


H2526. Cham

I. חָםproper name, masculine person and

location (compare Sabean חם‎ Hal243) — ᵐ5Ξαμ: —

1 Ham, 2nd son of Noah Genesis 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 1:4; called father of Canaan Genesis 9:22 and of various peoples 10:1, 6, 20; 1 Chronicles 1:8, compare שָׁם הַיּשְׁבִים מִןחָֿם4:40; these peoples were inhabitants of southern lands, or related historically or politically to such inhabitants; see מּוּט מִצְרַיִם, כְּנַעַן, כּוּשׁ,‎, etc.

2 in late Psalms a name (collective) for Egyptians: — ׳אָֽהֳלֵיחֿPsalm 78:51; ׳אֶרֶץחֿ105:23; 105:27; 106:22 (all "" מִצְרַיִם‎, except 105:27). — On historical significance, and attempts at etymology see DiGen. ed. 6, chap.10, especially pp. 165, 168 f., HomSV i. 427 BuUrg. 323 WiedÄgypt. Geschichte. i. 22.