2492. chalam
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chalam: dream
Original Word: חָלַם
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chalam
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-lam')
Short Definition: dream

I. [חָלַם] verb be healthy, strong (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic Ethpe`el be made healthy, strong, Aph`el causative, also derivatives; חֲלַם press firmly together) —

Qal Imperfect יַחְלְמוּ בְנֵיהֶם Job 39:4 their young are healthy.

Hiph`il Imperfect2masculine singular וְתַחֲלִימֵנִי Isaiah 38:16 and restore me to health ("" וְהַחֲיֵ֫ינִי).

II. חָלַם verb dream (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic , חֲלַם; Ethiopic Arabic , dream, experience an emission of the seminal fluid, attain to puberty) —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Genesis 42:9; Daniel 2:1, חָלַמְתִּי Genesis 37:9 3t., חָלָ֑מְתִּי Genesis 37:6 2t., etc., + 3 t. Perfect; Imperfect יַחֲלֹם Isaiah 29:8 5t., יַחְלְמוּ Job 39:4, וַיַּחַלְמוּ Genesis 40:5, יַחֲלֹמ֑וּן Joel 3:1, נַחַלְמָה Genesis 41:11; Participle חוֺלֵם Deuteronomy 13:4,חֹלֵם Genesis 41:1; Deuteronomy 13:2; Deuteronomy 13:6, חֹלְמִים Psalm 126:1; — dream:

a. of ordinary dreams of sleep Isaiah 29:8 (twice in verse); Psalm 126:1.

b. of dreams with prophetic meaning: of Jacob Genesis 28:12, Joseph Genesis 37:5,6,9 (twice in verse); Genesis 37:10; Genesis 42:9, of Pharaoh and his servants Genesis 40:5,8; Genesis 41:1,5,11 (twice in verse); Genesis 41:15 (all E, not elsewhere in Hexateuch); of Midianite Judges 7:13, Nebuchad. Daniel 2:1,3, old men in latter days Joel 3:1.

c. of dreams of false prophets Deuteronomy 13:2; Deuteronomy 13:4; Deuteronomy 13:6; Jeremiah 23:25 (twice in verse).

Hiph`il Participle, מַחְלְמִים dream (of false prophets, with accusative of congnate meaning with verb) Jeremiah 29:8 (but read חֹלְמִים [מ by dittograph from אַתֶּם], Hi Gf Gie Gr).

cause to dreamer, be in good liking, recover

A primitive root; properly, to bind firmly, i.e. (by implication) to be (causatively to make) plump; also (through the figurative sense of dumbness) to dream -- (cause to) dream(-er), be in good liking, recover.

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