Lev 11 talks about animals being unclean. What word for this is used in the original Hebrew texts and what can one say about the different meanings of the word? Synonyms, etymology etc.?
There is the verb טָמֵא (tame; pronounced tä·mā') formed from the triliteral root (shoresh) tet- mem- alef. In binyan Pa'al (Kal), it means "to be/ become unlcean."
There is the adjective טָמֵא (tame; pronounced tä·mā'), meaning "unclean."
There is a noun טֻמְאָה (tum'ah; pronounced tüm·ä'), meaning "uncleanness."