Word Summary
shamen: to grow fat
Original Word: שָׁמַן
Transliteration: shamen
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-man')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to grow fat
Meaning: to shine, be, oily, gross
Strong's Concordance
become make, wax fat

A primitive root; to shine, i.e. (by analogy) be (causatively, make) oily or gross -- become (make, wax) fat.


H8080. shamen

I. [שָׁמֵן‎] verb grow fat (Late Hebrew Hiph`il id., also שֶׁמֶן‎ Arabic be fat; Aramaic especially derived species and derivatives; שְׁמֵין‎ adjective fat: Assyrian šammu, fat; Phoenician (Punic) שמןoil, so Palmyrene שמנא‎ Lzb378; on relation of meanings Frä147); —

Qal Perfect2masculine singular שָׁמַ֫נְתָּDeuteronomy 32:15 and Imperfect3masculine singular וַיִשְׁמַן32:15 both of Israel (prosperous and arrogant) under figure of fat beast; so Perfect3plural שָֽׁמְנוּJeremiah 5:28 (of wicked).

Hiph`il Imperfect3masculine plural וַיַשְׁמִינוּNehemiah 9:25 were sated and shewed fatness (inner causative); Imperative masculine singular הַשְׁמֵןIsaiah 6:10 make fat (dull, unreceptive), הַוֶּה הָיָם לֵב‎.