A primitive root; properly, to be (or make) bare; but used only in the derivative sense (through the idea perhaps of smoothness) to be cunning (usually in a bad sense) -- X very, beware, take crafty (counsel), be prudent, deal subtilly.
[עָרֹם LagBN 31] verb be shrewd, crafty (Late Hebrew id., Hiph`il; Arabic , , be ill-natured, cross; ᵑ7 adjective עָרִים shrewd, Syriac id., and verb in derived species (Pe`al in Lexicons)); —
Qal Infinitive absolute in יַעְרִם עָרֹם 1 Samuel 23:22 he is exceedingly crafty.
Hiph`il Imperfect be crafty, 3 masculine singular יַעְרִם 1 Samuel 23:22; be or become shrewd יַעְרִם Proverbs 15:5; 19:25; all these
Qal Imperfect in ִ֯ according to BaZMG xliii (1889), 180 so Ges§ 63n BuhlLex, but perhaps read יֶעְרַם as
Hiph`il in 3 masculine plural סוֺד יַעֲרִימוּ Psalm 83:4 they make crafty (their) counsel against thy people.