Word Summary
shema: a hearing, report
Original Word: שֵׁמַע
Transliteration: shema
Phonetic Spelling: (shay'-mah)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a hearing, report
Meaning: something heard, a sound, rumor, announcement, audience
Strong's Concordance
bruit, fame, hearing, loud, report, speech, tidings

From shama'; something heard, i.e. A sound, rumor, announcement; abstractly, audience -- bruit, fame, hear(-ing), loud, report, speech, tidings.

see HEBREW shama'


H8088. shema

I. [שֶׁ֫מַעnoun [masculine] sound; — שָׁ֑מַע בְּצִלְצְלֵי הַלְלוּהוּPsalm 150:5 ("" תְּרוּעָה‎).

שֵׁ֫מַעnoun [masculine] hearing, report (on from compare LagBN 143); — ׳שׁ‎ absolute Isaiah 23:5; construct 23:5 +; suffix שִׁמְעִי66:19 etc.; — report, usually with Genitive object: accusative with שְׁמַעGenesis 29:13 (J) the tidings about Jacob, Isaiah 23:5 +? Numbers 14:15 (JE), Deuteronomy 2:25; 1 Kings 10:1= 2 Chronicles 9:1; Nahum 3:19; Habakkuk 3:2; Jeremiah 37:5; 50:43; Isaiah 66:9; with ל‎ Genitive 23:5; לַעֲדָתָםHosea 7:12 usually according to the report (heard by) their congregation (!), but inexplicable and probably corrupt, We Now; Marti (compare Oettli) עַלרָֿעָתָם‎ (כְּשֵׁמַע‎ as gloss) according to their wickedness; שׁ ׳נָשָׂא שָׁוְאExodus 23:1 (E) take up (utter) a false report; ׳לְשׁ אֹוָןPsalm 18:45 i.e. as soon as heard of, = mere report Job 42:5 (opposed to personal knowledge), compare שִׁמְעָהּ28:22.