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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #04100 - מֶה
1) what, how, of what kind (interrogative pronoun)
1a2) of what kind
1a3) what? (rhetorical)
1a4) whatsoever, whatever, what
1b1) how, how now
1b3) how! (exclamation)
1c) (with preposition)
1c1) wherein?, whereby?, wherewith?, by what means?
1c2) because of what?
1c3) the like of what?
1c3a) how much?, how many?, how often?
1c3b) for how long?
1c4) for what reason?, why?, to what purpose?
1c5) until when?, how long?, upon what?, wherefore?
2) anything, aught, what may (indefinite pronoun)
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.
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)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25