🔼The name Mishma: Summary
- Rumor, A Thing Heard
- From the noun משמע (mishma'), a thing heard, from the verb שמע (shama'), to hear.
🔼The name Mishma in the Bible
There are two men named Mishma in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Mishma
The name Mishma is identical to the noun משמע (mishma'), meaning rumor or a thing heard, derived from the verb שמע (shama'), meaning to hear:
The verb שמע (shama') means to hear and may also mean to understand or obey. Noun שמע (shema') means sound. Nouns שמע (shoma') and שמועה (shemu'a) mean tidings, report or mentions. Noun השמעות (hashma'ut) describes that which is caused to be heard. Noun משמע (mishma') means rumor or a thing heard. Noun משמעת (mishma'at) refers to a group or listeners.
But our name could also be construed as a participle derived of the verb שמע (shama'): hearing.
For a meaning of the name Mishma, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Hearing. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate our name but does confirm that it is identical to the noun משמע (mishma'), meaning Rumor or A Thing Heard.