Brown-Driver-Briggs חַלָּמוּת noun feminine name of a plant
, with thick, slimy juice, purslain
, Job 6:6
RVm, so Thes Rob Ges and others; ᵑ6
; on this, and later interpretations see Bö Di Löwpp. 165, 361
; only אִםיֶֿשׁטַֿעַם בְּרִיר חַלָּמוּת Job 6:6 is there any taste in the juice of ׳ח
(figurative of insipid and dull discourse); > AV RV Ew Hi SS after ᵑ7
Saad Rabb in the white of an egg **
the reference is to Job's sufferings (from which as little joy comes as from eating unsavoury food, so now Comm. Generally), rather than to the unpalatable words of his friends. It is doubtful whether Dillmann's reason for preferring purslain
to ᵑ9 חֶלְמוֺנָא yolk
of egg (׳רִיר ח slime of yolk
, i.e. the white of the egg) is convincing, namely, that ancient Hebrews did not keep hens, or that of Delitzsch, namely that white of egg is not slime
, and is not unpalatable; meaning yolk
preferred also by Da Bu Du.
חלמשׁ (quadriliteral √ of following; meaning unknown).