"Pattern" means a basic structure, a template.
If we had to make a comparison with English we could say that for the Past of regular verbs, XXXXed or XXXXXed is the usual pattern.
So, we could say:
Table 1. ENGLISH VERB PAST PATTERNS AND ROOTS
|xxxxxed||xxxx or xxxxx|
and so on...
If nouns are concerned, then the general pattern for the plural is XXXs, XXXXs... so that nouns like cats, of cat; dogs, of dog; walls, of wall; trees, of tree and many hundreds belong to it.
Table 2. ENGLISH NOUN PLURAL PATTERN AND ROOT
And what about Hebrew?
First of all, you have to understand that every box is used in Oham for every root letter.
Look for instance at N-d
Every box you see in Oham means a Hebrew consonant.
But pay attention! Only words having one (sometimes two) letters before the root consonant/s, one (sometimes two) letters within or between the root consonant/s or one (sometimes two or more) consonants after the root consonants, which letter/s and root consonants have melted to form a structure having its own entity to build the tissue or fabric of the language are taken as patterns.
In Oham words having the article, a preposition, a conjunction, the question particle... put in front of them are not taken as belonging to a pattern.
Table 3. PATTERN AND NON PATTERN
|הַתֵּר, to loose (Isa 58:6)||is a pattern (in Oham)|
|הַשֵּׁם, the noun (Gen 6:4)||is not a pattern (in Oham)|
Oham gives and displays the Hebrew patterns in a strict alphabetical order or sorting.
Look at the image to learn how patterns are identified within the Oham work.
The best way to be well aware of this is no doubt viewing some Indexes.