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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3964 - מָא

Transliteration
mâ'
Phonetics
maw
Origin
corresponding to (H4100)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
2822
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) what, whatever

1a) what?

1b) whatever, what, whatsoever

1c) how?, why?, wherefore? (with prefixes)

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (1)
Ezra
1
HCS ( 0 )
BSB ( 0 )
BSB (2)
1 Kings
1
Ezra
1
ESV (1)
Ezra
1
WEB (1)
Ezra
1
Verse Results
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: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מָא Chald. i.q. Hebrew מָה what? and also without an interrogation, מָא דִי that which, Ezra 6:7.

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List of Word Forms
בַּמָּֽה׃ במה׃ לְמָ֣א למא bam·māh bamMah bammāh lə·mā leMa ləmā
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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