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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3968 - מֵאָה

Transliteration
mê'âh
Phonetics
may-aw'
Origin
the same as (H3967)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Meah = “hundred”

1) a tower on the north rampart of Jerusalem in the wall of Nehemiah

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (2)
Nehemiah
2
NAS (2)
Nehemiah
2
HCS (2)
Nehemiah
2
BSB (2)
Nehemiah
2
ESV (2)
Nehemiah
2
WEB (2)
Nehemiah
2
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מֵאָה constr. מְאַת f.

(1)  a hundred, Arab. مِأَيةُ according to Kam., commonly مِيءَةُ [“Eth. ምአት፡, Syr. ܡܳܐܐ”]. It is prefixed to substantives in absol. and constr. state, מֵאָה שָׁנָה Genesis 17:17, and מְאַת שָׁנָה 25:7 it is more rarely put after them, and this is only in the later books; רִמֹּנִים מֵאָה 2 Chronicles 3:16. Dual מָאתַיִם (contr. for מְאָתַיִם) two hundred, Genesis 11:23. Pl. מֵאוֹת

(a) hundreds more than one; hence with other numerals שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת “six hundred,” Exodus 12:37 שְׁמֹנֶה מֵאוֹת “eight hundred,” Genesis 5:7, etc. Once

(b) one hundred, as if centena, 2 Ch. 25:9 כתיב (compare verse ). A less common form is מאיות (read מְאָיוֹת), 2 Kings 11:4, 2 Kings 11:9, 10 2 Kings 11:10, 15 2 Kings 11:15 כתיב, compare Arab. مِأَيةُ.

(2) adv. a hundred times, Proverbs 17:10 constr. מְאַת id. Ecclesiastes 8:12.

(3) the hundredth part, i.e. of money or any thing, paid monthly, as being exacted in usury, Nehemiah 5:11, מְאַת הַבֶּסֶף וְהַדָּגָן. Vulg. centesima. As to the centesima of the Romans, see Ernesti Cl. Cic. h. v.; as to the heavy usury still customary in the East, see Volney’s Travels, vol. ii. p. 410.

(4) [Meah], pr.n. of a tower at Jerusalem, Nehemiah 3:1, 12:39.

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List of Word Forms
הַמֵּאָ֔ה הַמֵּאָה֙ המאה ham·mê·’āh hammê’āh hammeAh
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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