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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #4325 - מַיִם

Transliteration:
mayim
Phonetics:
mah'-yim  
Word Origin:
dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
TWOT:
1188
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs' | Strong's ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition
  1. water, waters
    1. water
    2. water of the feet, urine
    3. of danger, violence, transitory things, refreshment (fig.)
Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1484 ‑ ἔθνος (eth'‑nos);   2250 ‑ ἡμέρα (hay‑mer'‑ah);   5204 ‑ ὕδωρ ();   5205 ‑ ὑετός (hoo‑et‑os');   5202 ‑ ὑδροποτέω (hoo‑drop‑ot‑eh'‑o);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (582)NAS (575)HCS (573)
Genesis46
Exodus38
Leviticus40
Numbers36
Deuteronomy20
Joshua20
Judges11
1 Samuel8
2 Samuel10
1 Kings17
2 Kings20
1 Chronicles3
2 Chronicles4
Ezra1
Nehemiah10
Job25
Psalms49
Proverbs14
Ecclesiastes2
Song of Solomon3
Isaiah53
Jeremiah26
Lamentations5
Ezekiel40
Daniel3
Hosea3
Joel2
Amos5
Jonah2
Micah1
Nahum3
Habakkuk3
Zechariah2
Genesis46
Exodus38
Leviticus40
Numbers36
Deuteronomy20
Joshua20
Judges11
1 Samuel8
2 Samuel9
1 Kings17
2 Kings19
1 Chronicles3
2 Chronicles4
Ezra1
Nehemiah10
Job24
Psalms49
Proverbs14
Ecclesiastes2
Song of Solomon3
Isaiah52
Jeremiah26
Lamentations5
Ezekiel39
Daniel3
Hosea3
Joel2
Amos5
Jonah2
Micah1
Nahum3
Habakkuk3
Zechariah2
Genesis54
Exodus44
Leviticus42
Numbers44
Deuteronomy21
Joshua23
Judges13
1 Samuel8
2 Samuel10
1 Kings19
2 Kings23
1 Chronicles3
2 Chronicles4
Ezra1
Nehemiah10
Job23
Psalms53
Proverbs14
Ecclesiastes2
Song of Solomon3
Isaiah53
Jeremiah29
Lamentations5
Ezekiel48
Daniel3
Hosea3
Joel2
Amos5
Jonah2
Micah1
Nahum3
Habakkuk3
Zechariah2
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1281) em (מה MH) AC: ? CO: Sea AB: ?: The pictograph m is a picture of water. The sea (Mediterranean) is a place of the unknown (what is beyond or what is below) . It is feared by the Ancient Hebrews because of its size, storms and fierceness. A hundred as an unknowable amount. This parent root is related to fm, imand me.

A) em (מה MH) AC: ? CO: Sea AB: ?: The sea as the place of the Unknown or anything that is an Unknown or in question.

Nm) em (מה MH) - I. What:Something that is unknown, can also be why, when or how. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Water:From the sea. [This word always appears in the plural form, mim, when used for water] [df: Nys] KJV (625): what, how, why, whereby, wherein, how, water, piss, waterspring - Strongs: H3964 (מָא), H4100 (מֶה), H4101 (מָה), H4325 (מַיִם), H7890 (שַׁיִן)

B) eem (מהה MHH) AC: ? CO: Linger AB: ?: A questioning of forward motion.

Nm) eem (מהה MHH) - Linger: KJV (9): linger, tarry, delay, stay - Strongs: H4102 (מָהַהּ)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. [מוֺ] = מַי water.

[מַי]580 noun masculine 2 Samuel 14:14 only plural מַ֫יִם waters, water (Late Hebrew id.; MI23 [ין]מ; SI5 המים; Aramaic מַיָּא, מַיִּין, Assyrian , plural , also mâmu Dl HWB 394; Arabic Ethiopic , plural ; Sabean [מו], מום plural מון, Minaean [מה], plural מהן DHM6th Or. Congr. (Leiden) ii. 1,451f. (see on these forms Ba ZMG xiii.1888,341ff.)); — מַ֫יִם (מָ֑יִם) Genesis 1:2 +; הַמַּ֫יְמָה Exodus 7:15; Exodus 8:16; construct מֵי Genesis 7:7 71t.; מֵימֵי Exodus 4:9 10t. + Qr 2 Kings 18:27 = Isaiah 36:12; suffix מֵימַי Hosea 2:7 + 1 Samuel 25:11 (but read here יֵינִיᵐ5 Ew Th We Klo Dr Kit Bu); מֵימֶ֫יךָ Exodus 23:25 3t.; מֵימָיו Numbers 20:8 6t.; מֵימֶיהָ Jeremiah 6:7; Jeremiah 50:38; מֵימֵינוּ Lamentations 5:4; מֵימֵיהֶם Exodus 7:19 4t.; — waters, water (c. adjective plural Genesis 26:19; Exodus 15:10; Leviticus 14:5,6,50 + often, so always with adjective; also with plural participle Numbers 5:18,19,24; 2 Kings 3:20 +; with plural pronoun Numbers 20:13; Numbers 27:14; 2 Kings 2:21 +; compare suffix Joshua 4:18; before plural verb Genesis 1:9,20,21; Genesis 7:17 + often; after plural verb Joshua 3:13; Isaiah 28:17; Proverbs 9:17; Ezekiel 31:4 +; rarely with singular verb; before, Genesis 9:15; Leviticus 11:34; Numbers 20:2; Numbers 24:7; Numbers 33:14; 2 Kings 3:9; after, Numbers 19:13,20); —

1. a. water of a spring or well (עַיִן, בְּאֵר) Genesis 16:7; Genesis 24:11,13 (twice in verse); Genesis 24:43; Exodus 15:27 (twice in verse) (J), Genesis 21:19,25; Numbers 20:17; Numbers 21:16 (E), etc.; for drinking, also Amos 4:8; Amos 8:11; Jonah 3:7 + often; out of rock Exodus 17:6 (E), Numbers 20:8 (twice in verse); Numbers 20:10,11 (P), Deuteronomy 8:15 etc.; מֵי מְרִיבָה (RS Semitic i. 165; 2nd ed. 181) Numbers 20:13,24; Numbers 27:14 (P), Deuteronomy 33:8; Psalm 81:8; Psalm 106:32; compare Deuteronomy 32:51; Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28; for washing (hands, feet, person) Genesis 18:4; Genesis 24:32; Genesis 43:24 (J), 2 Kings 3:11; Exodus 29:4; Exodus 30:20; Leviticus 15:5,6 + (P); (victims) Leviticus 1:9,13; Leviticus 8:21 (P); (vessels) Leviticus 6:21; Leviticus 12:32; Leviticus 12:34 (P); (garments) Leviticus 15:17; Numbers 19:8 (P); for cooking Exodus 12:9 (P), compare Isaiah 64:1; Ezekiel 24:3 (symbolic); for purification Numbers 8:7 (מֵי חַטָּאת) Numbers 19:9 (מֵי נִדָּה), compare Numbers 19:13; Numbers 19:18; Numbers 19:20; Numbers 19:21; Numbers 19:31; Numbers 31:23 (twice in verse) (all P), Ezekiel 36:25 (figurative).

b. of a river, Nile Exodus 2:10; Exodus 4:9 (twice in verse) (J), Jeremiah 2:18 etc.; Jordan Joshua 3:8 (D), Joshua 3:15; Joshua 3:16 (JE), etc.; Euphrates Isaiah 8:7 (figurative), Jeremiah 2:18; Ezekiel's river Ezekiel 47:1 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 47:2 +, etc.; of streams, canals, etc., especially, as condition of fertility Deuteronomy 8:7; Deuteronomy 10:7; Isaiah 1:30; Proverbs 30:16; 2 Kings 3:17 +, etc.

c. of sea Amos 5:8; Amos 9:6; Red Sea Exodus 15:8,10,19 (song), Exodus 14:21,22,26 + (P), Joshua 2:10 (D), etc.

d. of flood Genesis 7:7,10; Genesis 8:3,7,8,9,11 (J), Genesis 6:17; Genesis 7:6,17,18 (twice in verse); Genesis 7:19; Genesis 8:5; Genesis 9:11,15 (P); so מֵינֹֿחַ Isaiah 54:9 (twice in verse) waters of Noah.

e. subterranean Exodus 20:4 (E), Deuteronomy 4:18; Deuteronomy 5:8, compare Job 26:5; Psalm 136:6.

f. in clouds Jeremiah 10:13; Job 26:8; Psalm 29:3 (twice in verse); Psalm 104:3; Psalm 148:4, etc.

g. of rain Judges 5:4; 2 Samuel 21:10; Deuteronomy 11:11; Psalm 65:10; Job 5:10 ("" מָטָר), etc.

h. of dew Judges 6:38.

i. primÊval deep Genesis 1:2,6 (P).

2 with proper names, of location (q. v.), to denote springs, streams, or seas belonging to, near, such places: מֵימֵי מִצְרַיִם Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:2; מֵי מְרִיבָה (see above 1 a); מֵי מֵרוֺם Joshua 11:5,7; מֵי עֵיןשֶֿׁמֶשׁ Joshua 15:7; מֵי נֶפְתּוֺחַ Joshua 15:9; Joshua 18:15; מֵי יְרִיחוֺ Joshua 16:1; מֵי מְגִּדּוֺ Judges 5:19; מֵי נִמְרִ(י)ם Isaiah 15:6; Jeremiah 48:34; מֵי דִימוֺן Isaiah 15:9; compare מֵי הַשִּׁלֹּחַ Isaiah 8:6; מֵימֵי גִּיחוֺן הָעֶלְיוֺן 2 Chronicles 32:30; compare also proper name, of a location מִשְׂרְפוֺת מַיִם Joshua 11:8; Joshua 13:6.

3 special uses are:מֵי רַגְלַיִם water of the feet = urine 2 Kings 18:27 = Isaiah 36:12; compare מַדְמֵנָה בְּמֵי Isaiah 25:10 Kt in water of a dunghill (> Qr בְּמוֺ); מַיִם לַחַץ water (which is) distress, because drunk in imprisonment 1 Kings 22:27 ("" לֶחֶם לַחַץ) = 2 Chronicles 18:26; בְּמֵישָֿׁ֑לֶג in snow-water Job 9:30 Qr (Kt במו; Me Hoffm Siegf כְּמוֺ), מֵימֵי שֶׁלֶג Job 24:19; מַיִם קְדשִׁים Numbers 5:17 holy water (compare RS Sem.165,2nd ed.181, but text dubious, see Di); מֵי הַמָּרִים bitter water Numbers 5:18,19,23,24; compare Exodus 15:23 (כִּי מָרִים הֵם), opposed to וַיִּמְתְּקוּ הַמַּיִם Exodus 15:25 and the waters were sweetened; מֵי חַטָּאת, מֵי נִדָּה see above 1 a; מַיִם חַיִּים living (i.e. running) water Leviticus 14:5,6,50,51,52; Numbers 19:17, also (figurative) Zechariah 14:8 (compare Ezekiel 47), and (figurative) Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13. See also below (compare Numbers 21:17,18; see RS Sem.i 127:157; 2nd ed.135,176).

4 among figurative uses are:

a. of distress Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 66:12 ("" אֵשׁ), Psalm 69:2; Lamentations 3:54; usually many waters 2 Samuel 22:17 = Psalm 18:17, compare Job 22:11; Psalm 32:6; Psalm 144:7, or deep waters Psalm 69:3; Psalm 69:15, compare Psalm 69:16; also מֵירֿאֹשׁ water of gall Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 9:14; Jeremiah 23:15.

b.מֶּרֶץ מַיִם 2 Samuel 5:20 = 1 Chronicles 14:11 of outbursting force.

c. מַיִם שְׁאוֺן Isaiah 17:12,13of rushing nations.

d. of what is impetuous, violent, overwhelming Isaiah 28:2,17; Hosea 10:7; Job 27:20; Psalm 124:4; Psalm 124:5; Psalm 88:18; simileof impetuousness מַּחַז כַּמַּיִ ם Genesis 49:4.

e. (as running away) of heart in timidity Joshua 7:5, compare Psalm 22:16, of knees Ezekiel 7:17; Ezekiel 21:12.

f. of transitoriness Job 11:16; Job 24:18; Psalm 58:8.

g. of refreshment Isaiah 32:2; Isaiah 49:10; spiritual Isaiah 12:3.

h.מֵי מְנֻחוֺת Psalm 23:2 in figure of rest and peace, compare Jeremiah 31:9.

i. of reckless bloodshed (poured out like water) Psalm 79:3; compare pouring away (and not eating) blood Deuteronomy 12:16,24; Deuteronomy 15:23.

j. בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים Song of Solomon 4:15 figurative of bride; מַיִם מִבּוֺרֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 5:15 of enjoyment of one's own wife; of harlotry מַיִם גְּנוּבִים Proverbs 9:17 stolen waters.

k. of outpoured wrath of׳י Hosea 5:10.

1 of abundant justice Amos 5:24 masculine of outpoured feelings Job 3:24; שִׁפְכִי כַמַּיִם לִבֵךְ Lamentations 2:19. — Isaiah 48:1 read probably מִמְּעֵי for ᵑ0מִמֵּי, so Secker Du Che Hpt Skinner, compare Di.

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בְּמֵ֣י בְּמֵ֥י בְּמֵֽי־ בְּמַ֖יִם בְּמַ֣יִם בְּמַ֤יִם בְּמַ֥יִם בַּמַּ֔יִם בַּמַּ֖֣יִם ׀ בַּמַּ֖יִם בַּמַּ֗יִם בַּמַּ֙יִם֙ בַּמַּ֛יִם בַּמַּ֣יִם בַּמַּ֧יִם בַּמַּיִם֒ בַּמַּיִם֮ בַּמָּ֑יִם בַּמָּֽיִם׃ בַמַּ֔יִם בַמַּ֖יִם בַמַּ֗יִם בַמַּ֙יִם֙ בַמָּֽיִם׃ בְּמֹ֥ו במו במי במי־ במים במים׃ הַ֝מַּ֗יִם הַ֫מָּ֥יִם הַמַּ֔יְמָה הַמַּ֔יִם הַמַּ֖יִם הַמַּ֗יִם הַמַּ֙יִם֙ הַמַּ֛יִם הַמַּ֜יִם הַמַּ֣יִם הַמַּ֤יִם הַמַּ֥יִם הַמַּ֨יִם הַמַּיִם֩ הַמָּ֑יְמָה הַמָּ֑יִם הַמָּֽיִם׃ המים המים׃ המימה וְ֝הַמַּ֗יִם וְהַמַּ֗יִם וְהַמַּ֣יִם וְהַמַּ֤יִם וְהַמַּ֥יִם וְכַמַּ֙יִם֙ וָמַ֜יִם וָמָ֑יִם וָמָֽיִם׃ וּ֝מַ֗יִם וּ֭מַיִם וּבְמַ֤יִם וּבְמַ֥יִם וּבַמַּ֑יִם וּבַמַּ֔יִם וּבַמַּ֖יִם וּבַמָּ֑יִם וּמִמֵּ֥י וּמֵ֣י וּמֵ֥י וּמֵֽימֵיהֶ֖ם וּמֵימֶ֕יךָ וּמֵימַ֔י וּמַ֕יִם וּמַ֖יִם וּמַ֗יִם וּמַ֙יִם֙ וּמַ֛יִם וּמַ֣יִם וּמַ֥יִם ובמים והמים וכמים ומי ומים ומים׃ ומימי ומימיהם ומימיך וממי כְּמַ֖יִם כְּמַ֣יִם כַ֝מַּ֗יִם כַ֭מַּיִם כַּ֭מַּיִם כַּמַּ֖יִם כַּמַּ֗יִם כַּמַּ֙יִם֙ כַּמַּ֥יִם כַּמָּֽיִם׃ כַמַּ֙יִם֙ כַמַּ֣יִם כמים כמים׃ לְמֵ֖י לְמֵ֥י לְמֵֽי־ לְמֵימֵ֣י לְמָֽיִם׃ לַמַּ֔יִם לַמַּ֣יִם לַמָּ֑יִם לָמָֽיִם׃ למי למי־ למים למים׃ למימי מִי מִמֵּ֛י מִמֵּ֣י מִמֵּימֵ֖י מִמֵּימֵ֣י מִמַּ֣יִם מִמַּ֥יִם מֵ֖י מֵ֚י מֵ֣י מֵ֤י מֵ֥י מֵ֧י מֵ֨י מֵֽי־ מֵֽימֵי־ מֵֽימֵיהֶ֔ם מֵי֙ מֵי־ מֵימֵ֙ינוּ֙ מֵימֵ֣י מֵימֵ֤י מֵימֵ֨י מֵימֵיהֶ֖ם מֵימֵיהֶ֣ם מֵימֶ֑יךָ מֵימֶ֔יהָ מֵימֶ֖יהָ מֵימֶ֤יךָ מֵימֶֽיךָ׃ מֵימַ֔י מֵימָ֑יו מֵימָ֔יו מֵימָ֖יו מֵימָֽיו׃ מַ֑יִם מַ֔יִם מַ֖יִם מַ֗יִם מַ֙יִם֙ מַ֚יִם מַ֛יִם מַ֜יִם מַ֝֗יִם מַ֝יִם מַ֣יִם מַ֤יִם מַ֥יִם מַ֧יִם מַ֨יִם מַ֨יִם ׀ מַ֭יִם מַּ֑יִם מַּ֔יִם מַּ֣יִם מַּ֨יִם ׀ מַֽיִם־ מַיִם֒ מַיִם֮ מָ֑יִם מָ֔יִם מָ֥יִם מָּ֑יִם מָּֽיִם׃ מָֽיִם׃ מי מי־ מים מים־ מים׃ מימי מימי־ מימיה מימיהם מימיו מימיו׃ מימיך מימיך׃ מימינו ממי ממים ממימי שָׁ֑לֶג שלג bam·ma·yim bam·mā·yim ḇam·ma·yim ḇam·mā·yim bammayim bammāyim ḇammayim ḇammāyim bə·ma·yim bə·mê bə·mê- bə·mōw beMayim bəmayim bəmê bəmê- beMei beMo bəmōw chamMayim ham·mā·yə·māh ham·ma·yim ham·mā·yim ham·may·māh hamMayemah hammāyəmāh hammayim hammāyim hamMaymah hammaymāh kam·ma·yim kam·mā·yim ḵam·ma·yim kammayim kammāyim ḵammayim kə·ma·yim keMayim kəmayim lā·mā·yim lam·ma·yim lam·mā·yim laMayim lāmāyim lammayim lammāyim lə·mā·yim lə·mê lə·mê- lə·mê·mê leMayim ləmāyim ləmê ləmê- leMei lemeiMei ləmêmê ma·yim mā·yim ma·yim- mayim māyim mayim- mê mê- mê·māw mê·may mê·mê mê·mê- mê·me·hā mê·mê·hem mê·me·ḵā mê·mê·nū mei meiMai meiMav meiMei meiMeicha meiMeiha meimeiHem meiMeinu mêmāw mêmay mêmê mêmê- mêmehā mêmêhem mêmeḵā mêmênū mi mî mim·ma·yim mim·mê mim·mê·mê miMayim miMei mimeiMei mimmayim mimmê mimmêmê šā·leḡ šāleḡ Shaleg ū·ḇam·ma·yim ū·ḇam·mā·yim ū·ḇə·ma·yim ū·ma·yim ū·mê ū·mê·may ū·mê·mê·hem ū·mê·me·ḵā ū·mim·mê ūḇammayim ūḇammāyim ūḇəmayim uMayim ūmayim ūmê uMei umeiMai umeiMeicha umeimeiHem ūmêmay ūmêmêhem ūmêmeḵā umiMei ūmimmê uvamMayim uveMayim vaMayim vamMayim vechamMayim vehamMayim wā·ma·yim wā·mā·yim wāmayim wāmāyim wə·ham·ma·yim wə·ḵam·ma·yim wəhammayim wəḵammayim
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