"מה הסם האהוב עליכם?"
Translation:What is your favorite drug?
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Well, this Akkadian loan word covers all the uses of herbal stuff. In Biblical, especially late Biblical language it meant fragrant spices, in Middle Hebrew also a dye, and all the time the use of plants as drugs and medicines, be they beneficial or maleficial, especially in Aramaic סַמָּא fragrant, esp. harmful, deadly powder. All these uses have in common that plant material is used, as opposed for example to אֶ֫רֶס, which is poison produced by animals.