Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

South, a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water

Hebrew: יָם, yām (H3220)

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Here are sea, south, west and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word יָם mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H3220

Hebrew Base Word: יָם

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: Sea(-faring man, -shore), south, west(-ern, -ward) (side)

Definition: A sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south.

Detailed definition:

  1. Sea.
    1. Mediterranean Sea.
    2. Red Sea.
    3. Dead Sea.
    4. Sea of Galilee.
    5. Sea (generally).
    6. Mighty river (Nile).
    7. The sea (the great basin in the temple court).
    8. Seaward, west, westward.

Derived terms: From an unused root meaning to roar.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: jɔːm
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: jɑːm
  3. Transliteration: yām
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: yawm
  5. Modern Pronunciation: yahm

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