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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4082 - מְדִינָה

Word Origin
from (01777)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) province, district

1a) district

1b) province

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1885 ‑ ἐπαρχεία (ep‑ar‑khee'‑ah);  932 ‑ βασιλεία (bas‑il‑i'‑ah);  5561 ‑ χώρα (kho'‑rah);  932 ‑ βασιλεία (bas‑il‑i'‑ah);  932 ‑ βασιλεία (bas‑il‑i'‑ah);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (44) NAS (47) HCS (52)
1 Kings 4
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 3
Esther 26
Ecclesiastes 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 2
1 Kings 4
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 3
Esther 26
Ecclesiastes 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 2
1 Kings 4
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 3
Esther 38
Ecclesiastes 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 1
Daniel 2
n-cfp 11
n-cfpc 11
n-cfs 22
n-cfp 11
n-cfpc 10
n-cfs 22
n-cfp 11
n-cfpc 10
n-cfs 22

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1083) nd (דנ DN) AC: Rule CO: Ruler AB: Quarrel: The pictograph d is a picture of a door. The n is a picture of a seed representing the idea of life. Combined these pictures mean "the door of life". The ancient Hebrew concept of a "judge" is one who restores life. The goal of one that rules or judges is to bring a pleasant and righteous life to the people. This can also mean a deliverer as one whom restores life to his people. (eng: damn - with an added m; dean - as a judge)

A) nd (דנ DN) AC: Quarrel CO: ? AB: ?: A quarrel requiring the need of a ruler or judge to mediate the incident.

km) ndm (מדנ MDN) - Quarrel: KJV (3): discord, strife - Strongs: H4090 (מְדָן)

acm) nfdm (מדונ MDWN) - Quarrel: KJV (18): strife, contention, discord - Strongs: H4066 (מָדוֹן)

hbm) nidm (מדינ MDYN) - Quarrel: KJV (9): contention, brawling - Strongs: H4079 (מִדְיָן)

C) nda (אדנ ADN) AC: ? CO: Base AB: Lord: The foundation of a column or pillar as the support of the structure.

Nm) nda (אדנ ADN) - Base: KJV (56): socket, foundation - Strongs: H134 (אֶדֶן)

cm) nfda (אדונ ADWN) - Lord: The ruler as the foundation to the community. KJV (335): lord, owner, master, sir - Strongs: H113 (אָדֹן)

cfm) infda (אדוני ADWNY) - Lord: The ruler as the foundation to the community. KJV (434): lord, god - Strongs: H136 (אֲדֹנָי)

M) nid (דינ DYN) AC: Judge CO: ? AB: Judge

V) nid (דינ DYN) - Judge: [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: Nwd] KJV (26): (vf: Paal, Niphal) judge, plead the cause, contend, execute, strife - Strongs: H1777 (דּוּן), H1778 (דִּין)

Nm ) nid (דינ DYN) - I. Judge:[df: Nwd]II. Judgment:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (28): judge, judgment, cause, plea, strife, tread, out - Strongs: H1779 (דּוּן), H1780 (דִּין), H1781 (דַּיָּן), H1782 (דַּיָּן)

kf1) enidm (מדינה MDYNH) - Province: The jurisdiction of responsibility of a judge or lord. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (55): province - Strongs: H4082 (מְדִינָה), H4083 (מְדִינָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מְדִינָה noun feminine province (an Aramaic word, compare Syriac , Arabic city) ** compare also Old Aramaic מדינתא city, Palmyrene מדיתא city, suffix מדיתהון, plural מדינתא SAC70 Lzb306 Cooke266. — Esther 1:1 28t.; plural מְדִינוֺת 1 Kings 20:14 23t.; — a district of an empire,

1 districts of realm of Ahab withשׂרים over them 1 Kings 20:14,15,17,19.

2 of the Babylonian empire: Ezekiel 19:8; Daniel 8:2 (of Elam); שָׂרָתִי בַּמְּדִינוֺת princess among the provinces Lamentations 1:1 (of Judea).

3 of the Persian empire Esther 1:1 + often; one of which was Palestine, Nehemiah 1:3; the returning exiles, בְּנֵי הַמְּדִינָה children of the province Ezra 2:1; Nehemiah 7:6 having רָאשֵׁי הַמְּדִינָה Nehemiah 11:3.

4 provinces in General Ecclesiastes 2:8; Ecclesiastes 5:7; בְּמִשְׁמַנֵּי מְדִינָה in the fat places of the province Daniel 11:24 (fertile regions, probably Egypt; other translations see in Bev.)

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מְדִינָה fem. (from the root דִּין) prop. judgment, jurisdiction; hence

(1) a province, allotted to the jurisdiction of a prefect or viceroy, as was the case with the provinces and satrapies of Persia, Esther 1:1, 22 3:12, 14 בְּנֵי הַמְּדִינָה Ezra 2:1; Nehemiah 7:6 (the Israelites), inhabitants of provinces.

(2) a country, a land, Daniel 11:24; Lamentations 1:1; Ezekiel 19:8; Ecclesiastes 2:8 (compare Ezra 4:13, 5:7.) See the following word

מְדִינָה f. Ch.

(1)  a province, Daniel 3:2,.

(2) land, country, Daniel 2:48, 49 3:1, 12, 30 Ezra 5:8. (Syr ܡܕܝܺܢ̱ܬܳܐ id. [This word means city, as it is corrected in Thes.]; but مَدِينَةُ signifies city.)

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List of Word Forms
בִּמְדִינ֨וֹת בַּמְּדִינ֔וֹת בַּמְּדִינָ֔ה בַמְּדִינָ֔ה במדינה במדינות הַמְּדִינ֑וֹת הַמְּדִינ֔וֹת הַמְּדִינ֖וֹת הַמְּדִינ֜וֹת הַמְּדִינָ֑ה הַמְּדִינָ֔ה הַמְּדִינָ֗ה המדינה המדינות וְהַמְּדִינ֑וֹת וּמְדִינָ֔ה וּמְדִינָ֖ה וּמְדִינָ֗ה וּמְדִינָ֛ה וּמְדִינָ֜ה וּמְדִינָה֙ והמדינות ומדינה לַמְּדִינוֹת֙ למדינות מְדִינ֖וֹת מְדִינ֣וֹת מְדִינ֥וֹת מְדִינ֨וֹת מְדִינָ֔ה מְדִינָ֣ה מְדִינָ֤ה מְדִינָ֥ה מְדִינָ֨ה מְדִינָֽה׃ מְדִינָה֮ מְדִינוֹת֙ מִמְּדִינ֑וֹת מדינה מדינה׃ מדינות ממדינות bam·mə·ḏî·nāh ḇam·mə·ḏî·nāh bam·mə·ḏî·nō·wṯ bammediNah bamməḏînāh ḇamməḏînāh bammediNot bamməḏînōwṯ bim·ḏî·nō·wṯ bimdiNot bimḏînōwṯ ham·mə·ḏî·nāh ham·mə·ḏî·nō·wṯ hammediNah hamməḏînāh hammediNot hamməḏînōwṯ lam·mə·ḏî·nō·wṯ lammedinOt lamməḏînōwṯ mə·ḏî·nāh mə·ḏî·nō·wṯ mediNah məḏînāh mediNot məḏînōwṯ mim·mə·ḏî·nō·wṯ mimediNot mimməḏînōwṯ ū·mə·ḏî·nāh umediNah ūməḏînāh vammediNah vehammediNot wə·ham·mə·ḏî·nō·wṯ wəhamməḏînōwṯ
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