International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mēt ( מרד , mādhadh ): "To measure," either with a utensil of dry measure, as in Exodus 16:18 , or to measure with a line or measure of length, as in Psalm 60:6; Psalm 108:7; Isaiah 40:12 . In Isaiah 18:2 , Isaiah 18:7 it is the rendering of ḳaw , ḳaw , literally, "line-line" i.e. measuring line, referring to the Ethiopians as a nation that measured off other peoples for destruction and trod them down, as in the Revised Version (British and American). It is regarded by some as signifying strength, being cognate with the Arabic kawı̂ , "strong." For mete of Matthew 7:2 and parallel passages in Mark 4:24; Luke 6:38 , see MEASURE .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Mete'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/m/mete.html. 1915.