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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3966 - מְאֹד
1) exceedingly, much (adverb)
2) might, force, abundance (substantive)
3) muchness, force, abundance, exceedingly (noun masculine)
3a) force, might
3b) exceedingly, greatly, very (idioms showing magnitude or degree)
3b2) up to abundance, to a great degree, exceedingly
3b3) with muchness, muchness
km) dfam (מאוד MAWD) - Many: An abundance of things (many, much, great) , action (complete, wholly, strong, quick) or character (very) . KJV (299): very, greatly, sore, exceedingly, great, much, diligently, good, might - Strongs: H3966 (מְאֹד)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) subst. m. strength, force, from the root אוּד No. 3. Deuteronomy 6:5, “and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, וּבְכֹל מְאֹדֶךָ and with all thy strength,” i.e. in the highest degree; 2 Kings 23:25 (compare Luke 10:27). Isaiah 47:9, בְּעָצְמַת חֲבָרַיִךְ מְאֹד “with (i.e. notwithstanding) the great might of thy sorceries,” where we must join עָצְמַת מְאֹד; Job 35:15. Hence
(a) בִּמְאֹד מְאֹד with force of force, i.e. most forcibly, most violently, Genesis 17:2, Genesis 17:6, 20 Genesis 17:20; Ezekiel 9:9.
(b) עַד מְאֹד even to force, i.e. in a very great degree; very, Genesis 27:33; 1 Kings 1:4; Daniel 8:8 quite, altogether, Psalms 119:8 too much, Isaiah 64:8.
(c) עַד לִמְאֹד, i.q. עַד מְאֹד but in the later Hebrew, 2 Chronicles 16:14.
(a) very, exceedingly, greatly, added to adjectives and verbs, as טוֹב מְאֹד Genesis 1:31 מְאֹד יָפָה 12:14 הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד 15:1. Emphatically doubled מְאֹד מְאֹד Genesis 7:19; Numbers 14:7.- Psalms 46:2, עֶזְרָה בְעָרוֹת נִמְצָא מְאֹד “(he is) an aid in distresses to be found greatly,” i.e. he is found a strong aid.
(b) quickly, hastily, which is also connected with exertion of strength (compare Germ. bald, from the Lat. valde, and the Lower Germ. fwieth, Anglo-Sax. swithe, very, Germ. gefchwind), 1 Samuel 20:19, תֵּרֵד מְאֹד “go down quickly.” Vulg. festinus.
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29