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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4970 - מָתַי
1a) with preposition
1a1) against when?, until when?, how long?, after how long?
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 Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מָתַי pr. extension, space of time; it becomes an interrogative adv. of time, when? (Arab. متى, Syr. ܙܶܡܬܰܝ, Chald. אֵימָתַי). Genesis 30:30; Psalms 42:3, 94:7 119:82. Without an interrogation (Syriac ܙܶܡܬܰܝ ܕ), Proverbs 23:35, מָתי אָקִיץ “when I awake.” Psalms 101:2.-לְמָתַי Exodus 8:5, and עַד מָתַי how long? 1 Samuel 16:4. אַחֲרֵי מָתי after how long a time? Jeremiah 13:27.
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