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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #04132 - מוֹט
1) a shaking, wavering, pole, bar of yoke
1a) a shaking, tottering
1b) pole, bar (for carrying)
1c) bar of yoke
1285) um (מתה MTh) AC: Shake CO: Branch AB: ?: The pictograph m is a picture of water, the u is a picture of a basket which contains objects. Combined these mean "liquid contained". A green branch still contains water allowing the branch to be flexible. A green branch can then be bent to the desired shape and left to dry.
V) ufm (מותה MWTh) - Shake: To shake or waver as a green branch. KJV (39): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael) move, remove, slip, carry, cast, course, decay, fall, shake, slide - Strongs: H4131 (מוֹט)
Nm) ufm (מותה MWTh) - I. Branch:The bent bar of the yoke that goes around the neck, also a branch that is used as pole. II. Wavering:A slipping or wavering of the foot. KJV (6): bar, moved, staff, yoke - Strongs: H4132 (מוֹט)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מוֹט fut. יָמוּט to totter, to shake (kindred to נוּט and נוּד [“ماط Med. Ye, to turn aside from right, Eth. መደጠ፡ to incline, comp. Syr. ܡܰܛ to waver,” see Thes.]), e.g. used of the mountains, Psalms 46:3; Isaiah 54:10 of a land or kingdom, Psalms 46:7, 60:4 of individual persons, Proverbs 10:30, 12:3 25:26 Psalms 10:6 [most of these are Niph.], in which sense there is often said מָטָה רֶגֶל פּ׳ any one’s foot totters; Deuteronomy 32:35; Psalms 38:17.- Leviticus 25:35, “if thy brother be poor, וּמָטָה יָדוֹ עִמָּךְ and his hand totter with thee,” i.e. if ruin, as it were, threaten him.
Niphal נָמוֹט, fut. יִמּוֹט i.q. Kal, to totter, to shake, e.g. used of the foundations of the earth, Psalms 82:5 almost always with a negative particle, as בַּל אֶמּוֹט I do not totter, I shall not totter; used of an intrepid unwavering person, Psalms 10:6, 16:8 30:7 בַּל יִמּוֹט he does not totter, he is firm, intrepid, Psalms 21:8, 46:6 112:6.
Hiphil, to cause to totter, or come down, to cause to fall upon, Psalms 55:4, 140:11 כתיב.
Hithpoel i.q. Kal and Niphal, Isaiah 24:19 hence the two following words.
(1) a tottering, Psalms 66:9, 121:3.
(2) a bar for carrying any thing on, so called from being shaken, Numbers 13:23 also a frame for bearing, Numbers 4:10, 12.
(3) a yoke, Nahum 1:12, see מוֹטָה No. 3.
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