Word Summary
ummah: close by, side by side with
Original Word: עֻמָּה
Transliteration: ummah
Phonetic Spelling: (oom-maw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: close by, side by side with
Meaning: society, near, beside, along with
Strong's Concordance
over against, at, beside, hard by, in points

From amam; conjunction, i.e. Society; mostly adverb or preposition (with prepositional prefix), near, beside, along with -- (over) against, at, beside, hard by, in points.

see HEBREW amam


H5980. ummah

I. [עֻמָּה‎] noun feminine juxtaposition, but only in stative construct with force a

preposition close by, side by side with, parallel to, agreeing with, corresponding to; — stative with עֻמַּת‎, except Ecclesiastes 5:15 always with לְ‎, suffix לְעֻמָּתוֺ‎, once plural construct לְעֻמּוֺתEzekiel 45:7; —

a. close by, side by side with: Exodus 25:27 (37:14), 28:27 (39:20), Leviticus 3:9 יְסִירֶנָּה הֻעָצֶה לְעֻמַּת‎ shall take it away close by the backbone; especially of what is parallel, Ezekiel 42:7 the wall alongside of the chambers; of the contiguous portions in Ezekiel's division of the land, alongside of each other, 45:6-7, 48:13, 18 (twice in verse); 48:21; of movement in parallel lines, 2 Samuel 16:13 Shimei was going along לְעֻמָּתוֺparallel with him, 16:13; Ezekiel 1:20 לְעֻמָּתָם יִנָָּֽשְׂאוּ וְהָאוֺפַנִּים‎, 1:21; 3:13; 10:19; 11:22; 3:8 מְּנֵיהֶם לְעֻמַּת חֲזָקִים פָנֶיךָ נָתַתִּיby the side of their face (which, as antagonism is implied, = against, RV), 3:8.

b. agreeing with, corresponding to (a common result of juxtaposition), Exodus 38:18 a screen five cubits high החצר קלעי לעמתagreeing with (RV answerable unto) the hangings of the court (in height), Ezekiel 40:18; probably also 1 Chronicles 26:16; Nehemiah 12:24 ל ׳מִשְׁמָר מִשְׁמָר‎ ward corresponding to ward.

c. correspondingly to, 1 Chronicles 24:31 they also cast lots אֲחֵיהֶם לְעֻמַּתcorrespondingly to their brethren, vb the head, correspondinly to his younger brother, 26:12 to these . . . belonged charges correspondingly to (in common with) their brethren. **Ecclesiastes 7:14 side by side with, as well as.

d. before a sentence (Ges§ 155n), 1 Chronicles 25:8 (strangely) כַּגָּדוֺל כַּקָּטֹן לְעֻמַּת‎ (see Ke) correspondingly to (the principle) of as the small so the great; Ecclesiastes 5:15 שֶׁכָּא כָּלעֻֿמַּתquite exactly as he came, so shall he go (but LambertRŠJ xxxi. 47, RahlfsTh. Lt. -z. 1896, 587 כִּלְעֻמַּת‎).

e. מִלְּעֻמַּת‎ (see מִן

1c, 9 a) 1 Kings 7:20 close beside.