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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4100 - מֶה

Transliteration
mâh, mah, mâ, ma, meh
Phonetics
maw, mah, maw, mah, meh
Origin
a primitive particle
Parts of Speech
Interrogative, Pronoun
TWOT
1149
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) what, how, of what kind (interrogative pronoun)

1a) (interrogative)

1a1) what?

1a2) of what kind

1a3) what? (rhetorical)

1a4) whatsoever, whatever, what

1b) (adverb)

1b1) how, how now

1b2) why

1b3) how! (exclamation)

1c) (with preposition)

1c1) wherein?, whereby?, wherewith?, by what means?

1c2) because of what?

1c3) the like of what?

1c3a) how much?, how many?, how often?

1c3b) for how long?

1c4) for what reason?, why?, to what purpose?

1c5) until when?, how long?, upon what?, wherefore?

2) anything, aught, what may (indefinite pronoun)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2425 ‑ ἱκανός (hik‑an‑os');  4169 ‑ ποῖος (poy'‑os);  5101 ‑ τίς (tis);  155 ‑ αἴτημα (ah'ee‑tay‑mah);  3029 ‑ λίαν (lee'‑an);  5101 ‑ τίς (tis);  2425 ‑ ἱκανός (hik‑an‑os');  5101 ‑ τίς (tis);  5101 ‑ τίς (tis);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (27)
Genesis
8
Numbers
1
Joshua
1
Judges
2
1 Samuel
2
2 Samuel
2
Job
2
Psalms
1
Proverbs
1
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
1
Jeremiah
1
Lamentations
1
Amos
1
Zechariah
1
Malachi
1
NAS (722)
Genesis
64
Exodus
33
Leviticus
1
Numbers
28
Deuteronomy
5
Joshua
13
Judges
39
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
66
2 Samuel
45
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
24
1 Chronicles
7
2 Chronicles
16
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
7
Esther
18
Job
61
Psalms
67
Proverbs
13
Ecclesiastes
23
Song of Solomon
11
Isaiah
28
Jeremiah
46
Lamentations
6
Ezekiel
15
Daniel
3
Hosea
6
Joel
3
Amos
4
Jonah
6
Micah
8
Nahum
1
Habakkuk
5
Haggai
1
Zechariah
19
Malachi
11
HCS (725)
Genesis
61
Exodus
33
Leviticus
1
Numbers
27
Deuteronomy
6
Joshua
13
Judges
39
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
66
2 Samuel
45
1 Kings
18
2 Kings
23
1 Chronicles
8
2 Chronicles
18
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
7
Esther
17
Job
62
Psalms
63
Proverbs
15
Ecclesiastes
27
Song of Solomon
10
Isaiah
28
Jeremiah
50
Lamentations
6
Ezekiel
16
Daniel
2
Hosea
6
Joel
3
Amos
3
Jonah
6
Micah
8
Nahum
1
Habakkuk
5
Haggai
2
Zechariah
17
Malachi
10
BSB (756)
Genesis
74
Exodus
32
Leviticus
1
Numbers
30
Deuteronomy
6
Joshua
13
Judges
41
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
67
2 Samuel
45
1 Kings
18
2 Kings
24
1 Chronicles
7
2 Chronicles
17
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
7
Esther
18
Job
63
Psalms
66
Proverbs
16
Ecclesiastes
28
Song of Solomon
13
Isaiah
28
Jeremiah
50
Lamentations
6
Ezekiel
15
Daniel
3
Hosea
6
Joel
3
Amos
4
Jonah
6
Micah
8
Nahum
1
Habakkuk
5
Haggai
2
Zechariah
20
Malachi
10
ESV (561)
Genesis
54
Numbers
25
Deuteronomy
4
Joshua
7
Judges
22
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
53
2 Samuel
39
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
20
1 Chronicles
6
2 Chronicles
14
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
6
Esther
17
Job
42
Psalms
50
Proverbs
13
Ecclesiastes
22
Isaiah
25
Jeremiah
44
Lamentations
6
Ezekiel
15
Daniel
3
Hosea
7
Joel
1
Amos
2
Jonah
5
Micah
6
Nahum
1
Habakkuk
3
Haggai
1
Zechariah
20
Malachi
9
WEB (27)
Genesis
8
Numbers
1
Joshua
1
Judges
3
1 Samuel
2
2 Samuel
2
Job
2
Psalms
1
Proverbs
1
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
1
Lamentations
1
Amos
1
Zechariah
1
Malachi
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 Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
List of Word Forms
בְּמֶ֖ה בַּמֶּ֖ה בַּמֶּ֣ה בַּמֶּ֥ה בַּמֶּ֨ה בַּמֶּה֙ בַּמָּ֗ה בַּמָּ֣ה בַּמָּ֥ה בַּמָּֽה׃ בַּמָּה֙ בַמֶּ֥ה במה במה׃ וְכַמָּ֥ה וְלָ֖מֶה וְלָ֖מָּה וְלָ֙מֶה֙ וְלָ֙מָּה֙ וְלָ֛מָּה וְלָ֣מָּה וְלָ֤מָּה וְלָ֥מָּה וְלָ֧מָּה וְלָ֨מָּה וְלָמָ֞ה וְלָמָ֣ה וְלָמָ֤ה וְלָמָ֥ה וְלָמָּה֩ וְלָמָּה־ וְלָמָה֩ וּ֝מֶה וּֽמַה־ וּבַמֶּ֗ה וּבַמֶּ֣ה ׀ וּבַמֶּ֥ה וּבַמֶּה֙ וּבַמָּ֣ה וּמֶ֖ה וּמֶ֛ה וּמֶ֣ה וּמֶ֤ה וּמֶ֤ה ׀ וּמֶ֥ה וּמֶֽה־ וּמֶה־ וּמַֽה־ וּמַה־ וּמָ֕ה וּמָ֖ה וּמָ֣ה וּמָ֥ה וּמָ֨ה וּמָֽה־ וּמָה֙ ובמה וכמה ולמה ולמה־ ומה ומה־ כַּ֭מָּה כַּמֶּ֥ה כַּמָּ֕ה כַּמָּ֗ה כַּמָּ֣ה כַּמָּ֤ה ׀ כַּמָּ֥ה כַּמָּ֪ה כַּמָּֽה־ כמה כמה־ לָ֖מָּה לָ֚מָּה לָ֛מָּה לָ֠מָה לָ֣מֶה לָ֣מָּה לָ֤מָּה לָ֤מָּה ׀ לָ֤מָה לָ֥מָּה לָ֧מָּה לָ֭מָּה לָֽמָּה־ לָמָ֖ה לָמָ֗ה לָמָ֣ה לָמָ֤ה לָמָ֥ה לָמָ֪ה לָמָּה֩ לָמָּה־ לָמָה֩ למה למה־ מֶ֖ה מֶ֗ה מֶ֚ה מֶ֛ה מֶ֠ה מֶ֣ה מֶ֤ה מֶ֤ה ׀ מֶ֥ה מֶ֨ה מֶ֬ה מֶֽה־ מֶה֩ מֶה־ מַ֣ה מַ֥ה מַֽה־ מַה־ מָ֑ה מָ֔ה מָ֖ה מָ֗ה מָ֚ה מָ֛ה מָ֣ה מָ֤ה מָ֤ה ׀ מָ֥ה מָ֧ה מָ֭ה מָּֽה׃ מָֽה־ מָֽה׃ מָה֙ מָה־ מה מה־ מה׃ שַׁלָּמָ֤ה שלמה bam·māh bam·meh ḇam·meh bamMah bammāh bammeh ḇammeh bə·meh beMeh bəmeh kam·māh kam·māh- kam·meh kamMah kammāh kammāh- kammeh lā·māh lā·meh lām·māh lām·māh- laMah lāmāh Lameh lāmeh Lammah lāmmāh lāmmāh- mah māh mah- māh- mahoSha meh meh- šal·lā·māh šallāmāh shallaMah ū·ḇam·māh ū·ḇam·meh ū·māh ū·mah- ū·māh- ū·meh ū·meh- ūḇammāh ūḇammeh umah ūmāh ūmah- ūmāh- umahoSha umeh ūmeh ūmeh- uvamMah uvamMeh vamMeh vechamMah velaMah veLameh veLammah wə·ḵam·māh wə·lā·māh wə·lā·meh wə·lām·māh wə·lām·māh- wəḵammāh wəlāmāh wəlāmeh wəlāmmāh wəlāmmāh-
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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