Word Summary
atsam: to be vast, mighty, numerous
Original Word: עָצַם
Transliteration: atsam
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-tsam')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be vast, mighty, numerous
Meaning: to bind fast, close, powerful, numerous, to crunch the bones
Strong's Concordance
break the bones, close, be great, be increased, be more, shut, become,

A primitive root; to bind fast, i.e. Close (the eyes); intransitively, to be (causatively, make) powerful or numerous; denominatively (from etsem) to crunch the bones -- break the bones, close, be great, be increased, be (wax) mighty(-ier), be more, shut, be(-come, make) strong(-er).

see HEBREW etsem


H6105. atsam

I. [עָצֹם‎, compare LagBN 31], עָצַם

verb be vast, mighty, numerous (Late Hebrew Nithp. contend strenuously, and in derivatives; Phoenician in עצמתmighty deeds, עצמםbones; Arabic be great in bone, or anything, , bones; Ethiopic : id.; Aramaic עִטְמָא‎, thigh): —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular וְעָצַם‎ consecutive Daniel 8:24; 11:23; 2masculine singular עָצַמְתָּGenesis 26:16; 3plural עָֽצְמוּIsaiah 31:1 +, עָצֵ֑מוּPsalm 38:20; Imperfect3masculine plural וַיַּעַצְמוּExodus 1:7, 20; Infinitive construct עָצְמַתIsaiah 47:9; suffix עָצְמוֺDaniel 8:8; —

1 be mighty, Genesis 26:16 (J; with מִן‎ compare), Daniel 8:8, 24; 11:23.

2 be numerous, "" דַבּוּ‎ etc., Isaiah 31:1, מְאֹד חֲבָרַיִח בְּעָצְמַת47:9, Jeremiah 5:6; 30:14-15, Exodus 1:7 (P), 1:20 (J), Psalm 38:20; 69:5; with מִן‎ compare Jeremiah 15:8; Psalm 40:6; 40:13; alone 139:17.

Hiph`il make strong, Imperfect3masculine singular: suffix וַיַּעֲצִימֵחוּPsalm 105:24 + מִן‎ compare

II. [עָצַם‎] verb shut the eyes (Late Hebrew Hiph`il; possibly connection with Syriac = id., Arabic , IV (on = see NöZMG xxxii (1878), 406); Late Hebrew עִמֵּץclose eyes of dead; compare BaES 5f.); —

Qal Participle מִן עֵינָיו וְעֹצֵםIsaiah 33:15 shutteth his eyes from seeing

Pi`el Imperfect3masculine singular אֶתעֵֿינֵיכֶם וַיְעַצֵּםIsaiah 29:10 he hath tightly shut your eyes (compare I. עצה‎).