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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4596 - מְעִי

Word Origin
from (05753)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) ruin, heap

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5529 ‑ Χουζᾶς (khood‑zas');  1656 ‑ ἔλεος (el'‑eh‑os);  2588 ‑ καρδία (kar‑dee'‑ah);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Isaiah 1
Isaiah 1
Isaiah 1
n-cmsc 1
n-cmsc 1
n-cmsc 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1516) ig (גהי GhY) AC: ? CO: Ruin AB: ?: The pictograph g is a twisted rope. The i is a picture of a the hand meaning work. Combined these mean "twisted work".

A) ig (גהי GhY) AC: ? CO: Ruin AB: ?: A city or structure that has been demolished.

Nm) ig (גהי GhY) - Ruin: KJV (4): heap - Strongs: H5856 (עִי)

km) igm (מגהי MGhY) - Ruin: KJV (1): heap - Strongs: H4596 (מְעִי)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מְעִי only in מַמָּלָה׳והיתה מ Isaiah 17:1; according to AV RV Thes and others

noun [masculine] = עִי ruin-heap, but form very strange; ᵐ5 omits (ἔσται εἰς πτῶσιν); Gr proposes כְּעִי, Di לְעִי; < dittograph from מעיר Lag Semitic i. 29 Che Nö ZMG xxxii. 1878,401 Brd SS Buhl Gu in Kau Du.

מְעִי noun [masculine] ruin (si vera lectio); — וְהָֽיְתָה מְעִימַמָּלָה consecutive Isaiah 17:1 Damascus shall become a ruinous heap (but strike out ׳מᵐ5 Lag Che SS Buhl). cf

II. עוה (√ of following, compare Arabic err from the way, Ethiopic : err; distinct from I. עוה, compare Lag M. i. 236f. Dr 1 Samuel 20:30 Gerber90).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מְעִי m. a heap of ruins, ruins, i.q. עִי, for מַעֲוִי, from the root עָוָה, Isaiah 17:1. The prophet used an unaccustomed form in order to allude to the preceding מֵעִיר.

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מְעִ֥י מעי mə‘î mə·‘î meI
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