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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4194 - מָוֶת
1298) tm (מת MT) AC: Die CO: Man AB: Mortality: The pictograph m is a picture of water representing chaos, the t is a picture of two crossed sticks representing a mark or sign. Combined these mean "chaos mark". The length of time that something exists and ends. (eng: mute; moot - as a dead point; mortal - with an additional r and l; mate - of "check mate" meaning "king is dead")
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מָוֶת m. constr. מוֹת.
(1) death, sometimes used as personified (Psalms 49:15). כְּלֵי מָוֶת deadly weapons, Psalms 7:14 יָשֵׁן מָוֶת to sleep the sleep of death, Psalms 13:4. בֶּן־מָוֶת 1 Samuel 20:31, 26:16, and אִישׁ־מָוֶת guilty of death, liable to be put to death, 1 Kings 2:26; 2 Samuel 19:29. Poet. for the dead, Isaiah 38:18.
(2) the place or abode of the dead, i.e. Hades, Job 28:22 whence שַׁעֲרֵי־מָוֶת the gates of death, of Hades, Psalms 9:14 חַדְרֵי־מָוֶת the utmost recesses of Hades, Proverbs 7:27.
(3) fatal disease, pestilence, Jeremiah 15:2, 18:21 43:11 Job 27:15, compare θάνατος, Revelation 6:8, 18:8 Ch. מוֹתָא, and Germ. fchwarzer Tod, used of the fatal disease of the middle ages, [which was also called in English the Black Death].
(4) destruction (opp. to חַיִּים good fortune), Proverbs 11:19, 12:28 Isaiah 25:8; Exodus 10:17.-With ה parag. הַמָּֽוְתָה Psalms 116:15 plur. מוֹתִים Ezekiel 28:10; Isaiah 53:9. [But see בָּמָה as to the last passage.]
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