A moist, slippery substance of moderate viscosity. In the OT the word is used to symbolize something that has no taste (Job 6:6) or something that is impermanent, as the trail left by a snail (Ps 58:8).

Job 6:6

6Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt,
or is there any flavor in the juice of mallows?

Ps 58:8

8Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime;
like the untimely birth that never sees the sun.

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