From shama'; something heard, i.e. A sound, rumor, announcement; abstractly, audience -- bruit, fame, hear(-ing), loud, report, speech, tidings.
see HEBREW shama'
I. [שֶׁ֫מַע noun [masculine] sound; — שָׁ֑מַע בְּצִלְצְלֵי הַלְלוּהוּ Psalm 150:5 ("" תְּרוּעָה).
שֵׁ֫מַע noun [masculine] hearing, report (on from compare LagBN 143); — ׳שׁ absolute Isaiah 23:5; construct 23:5 +; suffix שִׁמְעִי 66:19 etc.; — report, usually with Genitive object: accusative with שְׁמַע Genesis 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; לַעֲדָתָם Hosea 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 שָׁוְא Exodus 23:1 (E) take up (utter) a false report; ׳לְשׁ אֹוָן Psalm 18:45 i.e. as soon as heard of, = mere report Job 42:5 (opposed to personal knowledge), compare שִׁמְעָהּ 28:22.