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Strong's #3967 - מֵאיָה

Transliteration
mêʼâh
Phonetics
may-aw', may-yaw'
Origin
properly, a primitive numeral
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
TWOT
1135
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. hundred
    1. as simple number
    2. as part of larger number
    3. as a fraction-one one-hundredth (1/10)

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
ASV (577)
Genesis 64
Exodus 28
Leviticus 2
Numbers 95
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 28
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 19
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 64
Ezra 53
Nehemiah 50
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 34
Daniel 3
Amos 2
BSB (296)
Genesis 64
Exodus 28
Leviticus 2
Numbers 96
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 31
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 19
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 64
Ezra 53
Nehemiah 48
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 33
Daniel 3
Amos 2
CSB (89)
Genesis 64
Exodus 26
Leviticus 2
Numbers 87
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 31
1 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 19
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 62
Ezra 53
Nehemiah 48
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 34
Daniel 3
Amos 2
ESV (142)
Genesis 64
Exodus 28
Leviticus 2
Numbers 95
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 31
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 19
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 64
Ezra 53
Nehemiah 49
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 34
Daniel 3
Amos 2
KJV (580)
Genesis 64
Exodus 28
Leviticus 1
Numbers 96
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 31
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 19
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 64
Ezra 53
Nehemiah 50
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 34
Daniel 3
Amos 2
LEB (567)
Genesis 64
Exodus 28
Leviticus 2
Numbers 95
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 2
Judges 27
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 19
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 63
Ezra 53
Nehemiah 48
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 33
Daniel 3
Amos 2
LSB (159)
Genesis 16
Exodus 13
Leviticus 2
Numbers 5
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 2
Judges 4
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 15
1 Kings 9
2 Kings 8
1 Chronicles 13
2 Chronicles 17
Ezra 9
Nehemiah 1
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 14
Amos 2
N95 (274)
Genesis 63
Exodus 22
Leviticus 2
Numbers 23
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 16
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 18
1 Kings 14
2 Kings 8
1 Chronicles 13
2 Chronicles 23
Ezra 9
Nehemiah 2
Esther 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 22
Amos 2
NAS (253)
Genesis 64
Exodus 28
Leviticus 2
Numbers 96
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 34
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 20
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 64
Ezra 58
Nehemiah 50
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 34
Daniel 3
Amos 2
NLT (0)
The World English Bible
did not use
this Strong's Number
WEB (580)
Genesis 65
Exodus 28
Leviticus 2
Numbers 97
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 28
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 19
1 Kings 29
2 Kings 13
1 Chronicles 43
2 Chronicles 64
Ezra 53
Nehemiah 50
Esther 7
Job 3
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 4
Ezekiel 34
Daniel 3
Amos 2
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1277) am (מא MA) AC: ? CO: Hundred AB: ?

A) am (מא MA) AC: ? CO: Hundred AB: ?: Originally an unknowable amount, but also to mean a hundred.

Nf1) eam (מאה MAH) - Hundred: [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hyam] KJV (589): hundred, hundredth, hundredfold - Strongs: H3967 (מֵאיָה), H3969 (מְאָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2024
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. מֵאָה583 noun feminine hundred (Late Hebrew id.; MI20 מאתן (dual); SI5 מאת, מאתים (dual); Phoenician מאתמאתם (dual); Assyrian (probably, Dl§ 75), Tel Amarna mê-at Wkl TelAm 20*; Arabic Sabean מאתמאתם Os ZMG x. 1856,49; CIS iv. i. 6,4; 46,6; מאה Eut Sin 457; Ethiopic ; Aramaic מְאָה, ; Palmyrene תלת מאה300Vog Palm 6,4; Nabataean מאה Eut Nab 8,9); — ׳מ Genesis 6:3 144t.; construct מְאַת Genesis 5:3 30t. (on מְאַת Ecclesiastes 8:12 see 2 d below); plural absolute מֵאוֺת Genesis 5:9 324t. (מֵאֹת only Genesis 5:4,30); המאיות Kt 2 Kings 11:4 3t. 2 Kings 11; dual מָאתַיִם (תָ֑יִם-) Genesis 11:19 76t. (but 1 Samuel 18:27 read מֵאָה (מְאַת) ᵐ5 We Dr Kit Bu HPS); — hundred:

1 as simple number:

a. absolute singular, (I) following by singular of noun enumerated: מֵאָה קְשִׂיטָה Genesis 33:19; Joshua 24:32 (both E); אִישׁ׳מ Judges 7:19; 1 Kings 18:13; 2 Kings 4:43; אַמָּה׳מ 1 Kings 7:2; Ezekiel 40:19 +; כִּכָּר׳מ 2 Kings 23:33; 2 Chronicles 25:6; 27:5; 36:3; Ezra 8:26; אֶלֶף׳מ = 100,000 1 Kings 20:29 6t. Kings Chronicles; compare also Genesis 17:17 (P), 2 Samuel 8:4; Isaiah 65:20 (twice in verse), and followed by collective noun רֶכֶב 2 Samuel 8:4 = 1 Chronicles 18:4, צאֹן 1 Kings 5:3; (2) less often followed by plural מֵאָה שְׁעָרִים Genesis 26:12 (J), מְּעָמִים׳מ 2 Samuel 24:3 = 1 Chronicles 21:3, נְבִיאִים׳מ 1 Kings 18:4, etc.; (3) seldom, and late, preceded by plural noun: הָרִמֹּנִים מֵאָה Jeremiah 52:23, אַמּוֺת הַמֵּאָה Ezekiel 42:2, compare Ezra 2:69; 2 Chronicles 3:16; 4:8; 29:32; (4) exceptional is מֵאָה לְכִּכָּרִים כְּלֵי כֶסֶף Ezra 8:26; also, with ellipsis, מֵאָה כֶסֶף Deuteronomy 22:19 (i.e. shekels); מֵאָה קַיִץ 2 Samuel 16:1 (i.e. cakes); (5) מֵאָה without noun enumerated, especially = a hundred (men, persons) Judges 20:10 (twice in verse); Amos 5:3 (twice in verse); Leviticus 26:8 (twice in verse) (H), 1 Chronicles 12:14; ׳מ Proverbs 17:10 100(blows), Ecclesiastes 6:3 100(children), Ecclesiastes 8:12 100(times). — On Nehemiah 3:1; Nehemiah 12:39 see below

b. absolute dual, (I) foll, by singular, מָאתַיִם אִישׁ 1 Samuel 18:27; 1 Samuel 30:10; 2 Samuel 15:11, לֶחֶם׳מ 1 Samuel 25:18; 2 Samuel 16:1, צִנָּה׳מ 1 Kings 10:16 2 Chronicles 9:15, אֶלֶף׳מ 1 Samuel 15:4 +, שָׁנָה׳מ Genesis 11:23 (P); (2) less often followed by plural שְׁקָלִים׳מ Joshua 7:21 (JE), 2 Samuel 14:26, דְּבֵלִים׳מ 1 Samuel 25:18, אֲנָשִׁים׳מ 1 Samuel 30:21, compare Ezra 8:4; (3) also preceded by plural noun: ׳עִוִּים מ Genesis 32:15, ׳רְחֵלִים מ Genesis 32:15 (E), ׳הָרִמּוֺנִים מ 1 Kings 7:20, compare 1 Chronicles 15:8; 2 Chronicles 29:32; Ezra 2:65; (4) with ellipsis כֶּסֶף׳מ Judges 17:4; (5) as predicate, ׳רָאשֵׁיהֶם מ 1 Chronicles 12:32 (33van d. H).

c. absolute plural׃מֵא(וֺ)ת — (1) alone, = hundreds, לְמֵאוֺת 1 Samuel 29:2 by hundreds, Song of Solomon 2Samuel 18:4 (both + thousands); especially ׳שָׂרֵי (הַ)מּ captains of (the) hundreds Exodus 18:21,25 (E), 2 Kings 11:4,9,10,15 +; (2) multiplied, followed by noun enumerated, in singular: אִישׁ׳שְׁלשׁ מ Judges 7:6,300 men, compare Judges 7:7; Judges 7:8; Judges 7:16; Judges 8:4; Exodus 12:27 (E), etc.; שָׁנָה׳אַרְבַּע מ Genesis 15:13 (JE) 400 years; אֶלֶף׳חֲמֵשׁ מ 2 Samuel 24:9 500,000, compare 2 Chronicles 13:17; רֶכֶב׳שֵׁשׁ מ Exodus 14:7 (J) 600 chariots; אִישׁ שְׁבַע׳מ Judges 20:15,16 700 men; חָלָל׳שְׁמֹנֶה מ 2 Samuel 23:8 800 slain; רֶכֶב׳תְּשַׁע מ Judges 4:3,13 900 chariots; (3) less often followed by plural noun: שׁוּעָלִים׳שְׁלשׁ מ Judges 15:4 300 foxes; אֲתוֺנוֺת׳חֲמֵשׁ מ Job 1:3 500 she-asses, etc.; (4) rare, and chiefly late, after plural noun ׳מִּלַגְשִׁים שְׁלשׁ מ 1 Kings 11:3 300 concubines, compare 1 Kings 7:42 2 Chronicles 4:13; 1 Chronicles 4:42; 2 Chronicles 14:8 etc.; after n.collective ׳בָּקָר חֲמֵשׁ מ 2 Chronicles 35:9; (5) rare is בַּשֶּׁקֶל׳חֲמֵשׁ מ Exodus 30:24 (P); (6) ellipsis of n., כֶּסֶף׳שְׁלשׁ מ Genesis 45:22 (E), etc.

d. construct singular, only followed by singular, and late: מְאַתשָֿׁנָה Genesis 11:10; Genesis 21:5; Genesis 25:7 (all P) + 25t. P, 1 Chronicles 25:9; Esther 1:4 (Dr Intr. 124) (also with other numerals, see

2 below); מְאַ֖ת Ecclesiastes 8:12 100 times (מֵאָה מְּעָמִיםׅ, sc. מַּעַם, or perhaps only apparently construct (Kö ii. 228 compare Ew§ 269b. 279 e). — Nehemiah 5:11 see

3 below

2 as part of larger number:

a. usually preceding tens and units, (1) with noun expressed once, or not at all, earlier usage, usually with וְ before ten if no unit follows, otherwise without וְ before ten (see Kö ii. 218 ff.): מֵאָה וְעֶשֶׂר שָׂרִים Judges 2:8; שִׁשִּׁים וָשֵׁשׁ כִּכָּר שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֺת 1 Kings 10:14 666 talents, etc. (exceptions are Nehemiah 7:24 and Nehemiah 7:31); (2) chiefly late, with noun and וְ repeated: שָׁנָהוְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָהמֵאָה שָׁנִיםוְשֶׁבַע Genesis 23:1 (P) (compare ואלף אמה ומאת אמה SI5.6 Da Expos. Times. May, 1898).

b. less often, following tens and units, chiefly late, with וְ repeated: — עֶשְׂרִים וּמֵאָה Numbers 7:86 (P); שֶׁבַע וּשְׁלשִׁים וּמְאַת שָׁנָה Exodus 6:16 (P), etc.; with noun after ten and after hundred, חָמֵשׁ וְשִׁשִּׁים שָׁנָה וּשְׁלשׁ מֵאוֺת שָׁנָה Genesis 5:23(P), etc. — On these usages see, further, Kö ii. 217 ff. Da Synt. §§ 36 R. 3,37 (d) Ges §§ 97,134and especially Herner Synt. d. Zahlw-rter im AT (1893).

3מְאַת הַכֶּסֶף Nehemiah 5:11 = a hundredth part of the money; but read quite possibly מַשַּׁאת the debt (Gei Jüd. Zeitschr. viii. 1870,227 Gr.)

מְאָיוֺת Kt see מֵאָה.

מַאֲכָל, מַאֲכֹ֫לַת, מַאֲכֶ֫לֶת see אבל.

[מַאֲמָץ, מַאֲמַצִּים] see אמץ.

[מַאֲמָר] see אָמַר.

מְאָה noun feminine hundred (see Biblical Hebrew); — absolute ׳מ after noun enumerator, Ezra 6:17; Ezra 7:22 (4t. in verse), so ׳אַרְבַּע מ Ezra 6:17, וְעֶשְׂרִין׳מ Daniel 6:1, and dual מָאתַ֫וִן Ezra 6:17.

מאֹזַנְוָא see אזן. מֵאמַר see אמר.


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List of Word Forms
בְּמֵאָ֖ה בְּמֵאָ֣ה בְּמֵאָ֥ה בְּמֵאָה֙ במאה הַ֠מֵּאוֹת הַמֵּא֑וֹת הַמֵּא֔וֹת הַמֵּא֗וֹת הַמֵּא֡וֹת הַמֵּא֣וֹת ׀ הַמֵּאָ֔ה הַמֵּאֽוֹת׃ הַמֵּאוֹת֙ הַמָּאתַ֙יִם֙ הַמֵּאֹ֗ות הַמֵּאֹ֣ות המאה המאות המאות׃ המאתים וְהַמֵּא֑וֹת וְהַמֵּא֔וֹת וְהַמֵּא֖וֹת וְהַמֵּא֜וֹת וְהַמֵּא֡וֹת וְהַמָּאתָ֑יִם וּמְאַ֖ת וּמְאַ֣ת וּמְאַ֨ת וּמְאַת֙ וּמֵ֣אָה וּמֵ֥אָה וּמֵאָ֑ה וּמֵאָ֖ה וּמֵאָ֗ה וּמֵאָ֤ה וּמֵאָ֥ה וּמֵאָ֧ה וּמֵאָ֨ה וּמֵאָֽה׃ וּמֵאָה֙ וּמֵאָה֮ וּמֵאָה־ וּמָאתַ֔יִם וּמָאתַ֖יִם וּמָאתַ֙יִם֙ וּמָאתַ֣יִם וּמָאתַ֧יִם וּמָאתָ֑יִם וּמָאתָֽיִם׃ והמאות והמאתים ומאה ומאה־ ומאה׃ ומאת ומאתים ומאתים׃ לְמֵא֖וֹת לְמֵאָ֣ה לְמֵאָה֙ לִמְאַ֣ת לִמְאַ֥ת לַמֵּאָ֜ה למאה למאות למאת מְאַ֖ת מְאַ֣ת מְאַ֥ת מְאַ֧ת מְאַ֨ת מְאַת֙ מֵ֣אָה מֵ֥אָה מֵֽאָה־ מֵא֑וֹת מֵא֔וֹת מֵא֖וֹת מֵא֗וֹת מֵא֛וֹת מֵא֜וֹת מֵא֣וֹת מֵא֤וֹת מֵא֥וֹת מֵא֧וֹת מֵא֨וֹת מֵאָ֑ה מֵאָ֔ה מֵאָ֖ה מֵאָ֛ה מֵאָ֡ה מֵאָ֣ה מֵאָ֤ה מֵאָ֥ה מֵאָ֧ה מֵאָ֨ה מֵאָֽה־ מֵאָֽה׃ מֵאָה֙ מֵאָה֩ מֵאָה־ מֵאֹ֖ת מֵאֹ֧ת מֵאֽוֹת׃ מֵאוֹת֙ מָאתַ֔יִם מָאתַ֖יִם מָאתַ֙יִם֙ מָאתַ֛יִם מָאתַ֣יִם מָאתַ֤יִם מָאתַ֥יִם מָאתַ֨יִם מָאתָ֑יִם מָאתָֽיִם׃ מאה מאה־ מאה׃ מאות מאות׃ מאת מאתים מאתים׃ bə·mê·’āh bəmê’āh bemeAh ham·mā·ṯa·yim ham·mê·’āh ham·mê·’ō·wṯ hammaTayim hammāṯayim hammê’āh hammê’ōwṯ hammeAh hammeOt lam·mê·’āh lammê’āh lammeAh lə·mê·’āh lə·mê·’ō·wṯ ləmê’āh ləmê’ōwṯ lemeAh lemeot lim’aṯ lim·’aṯ limAt mā·ṯa·yim mā·ṯā·yim maTayim māṯayim māṯāyim mê’āh mê’āh- mə’aṯ mê’ōṯ mê’ōwṯ mê·’āh mê·’āh- mə·’aṯ mê·’ō·wṯ mê·’ōṯ meAh meAt meOt ū·mā·ṯa·yim ū·mā·ṯā·yim ū·mê·’āh ū·mê·’āh- ū·mə·’aṯ umaTayim ūmāṯayim ūmāṯāyim ūmê’āh ūmê’āh- ūmə’aṯ umeAh umeAt vehammaTayim vehammeot wə·ham·mā·ṯā·yim wə·ham·mê·’ō·wṯ wəhammāṯāyim wəhammê’ōwṯ
 
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