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Admah meaning

אדמה

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🔼The name Admah: Summary

Meaning
Red Ground, Earth
Etymology
From אדם ('dm), to produce or be red.

🔼The name Admah in the Bible

Admah is a city that went down together with Sodom, Gomorrah and Zeboiim (Genesis 19; Deuteronomy 29:23).

🔼Etymology of the name Admah

The name Admah was derived from the root group אדם (adam):

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
דמם

The root דמם (ddm) is all about beginnings — or rather the simplicity from whence complexity arises — from being still before the noise starts to being monochromatic before color vision starts. Verb דמם (damam) means to be still, noun דממה (demama) denotes calmness and דמה (dumma) denotes a silenced person. Noun דומה (duma) describes the silence of death, noun דומיה or דמיה (dumiya) the silence of waiting and noun דומם (dumam) the silence of inertia or inactivity.

Verb דמה (dama I) describes making a (still) image. Nouns דמות (demut) and דמין (dimyon) mean likeness. Verb דמה (dama II) means to stop, halt or arrest. Noun דמי (domi) means a halting. Whatever the unused verb דמן (dmn) might have meant, noun דמן (domen) denotes refuse and מדמנה (madmena) a manure pit.

Unused verb אדם ('dm) may have meant to produce or begin to produce. Noun אדם (adam) is one of a few words for man but means literally probably "product" or likeness-made-from-soil; man as corporeal unit of humanity. This word is never used in plural, and its feminine equivalent, namely אדמה (adama), denotes arable soil or clay-red earth.

Red is the first color a baby learns to see and red or ruddy is indeed the color of rudiment: verb אדם (adom or adem) means to be red, adjective אדם ('adom) means red, noun אדם ('odem) denotes a ruddy gem, possibly quartz, noun אדם ('edom) denotes a kind of red stew, adjective אדמדם ('adamiddam) means reddish, and adjective אדמוני (admoni) means red or ruddy.

The ubiquitous noun דם (dam) means blood; the seat of life.

🔼Admah meaning

The name Admah is identical to the word אדמה (adamah), denoting red earth or home land.

For a meaning of the name Admah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List suggests Red Earth. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names simply has Red.