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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4962 - מֹת

Word Origin
from the same as (04970)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) male, man

1a) males, men

1b) few men (in prose)

1b1) less emphasis on sex

1c) men (poetic)

1c1) less emphasis on sex

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2192 ‑ ἔχω (ekh'‑o);  4859 ‑ σύμφωνος (soom'‑fo‑nos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (22) NAS (22) HCS (20)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 6
1 Chronicles 1
Job 6
Psalms 3
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 6
1 Chronicles 1
Job 6
Psalms 3
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 1
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 6
1 Chronicles 1
Job 6
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
n-cmp 3
n-cmp 4
n-cmp 4

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

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")

A) tm (מת MT) AC: ? CO: Man AB: Mortality: A length of time that comes to an end.

Nm) tm (מת MT) - Man: As mortal. KJV (22): man, few, friend, number, person, small - Strongs: H4962 (מֹת)

fm) itm (מתי MTY) - When: An unknown duration of time. KJV (3): when, long - Strongs: H4970 (מָתַי)

J) tfm (מות MWT) AC: Die CO: ? AB: Death: The end of time for what has died.

V) tfm (מות MWT) - Die: KJV (835): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hophal) die, dead, slay, death - Strongs: H4191 (מוּת)

Nm) tfm (מות MWT) - Death: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (163): death, die, dead, deadly, slay - Strongs: H4192 (מוּת), H4193 (מוֹת), H4194 (מָוֶת)

am) tfmm (ממות MMWT) - Death: KJV (2): death - Strongs: H4463 (מָמוֹת)

if1) etfmt (תמותה TMWTH) - Death: KJV (2): death, die - Strongs: H8546 (תְּמוּתָה)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מַת] noun masculine male, man (מְתוּֿ in proper name; Zinjirli מת collective males, male offspring; Assyrian mutu, husband; Ethiopic id.; compare Egyptian m-t, phallus, male, Steind in Ba NB § 2 b, δ); — only plural מְתִים Job 11:3 3t., מְתִם Deuteronomy 2:34; Deuteronomy 3:6 + Judges 20:48 (probably), for ᵑ0מְתֹם, so GFM; construct מְתֵי Genesis 34:30 13t.; suffix 2 feminine singular מְתַיִךְ; Isaiah 3:25; 3 masculine singular מְתָיו Deuteronomy 33:6; —

1 males, men, Isaiah 3:25 ("" גְּבוּרָתֵךְ); more distinctly, וְהַטָּף(וְ)הַנָּשִׁים מְתִםעִיר Deuteronomy 2:34; Deuteronomy 3:6 every city of males (male population, compare Dr), and the women, etc.; Judges 20:48 (see above; opposed to בְּהֵמָה).

2 usually less emphasis on sex, in prose only phrase:

a.מְתֵי מִסְמָּר men of number (numerable, i.e. few) Genesis 34:30 (J; apposition of אֲנִי = Jacob, representing his family), Deuteronomy 4:27; Jeremiah 44:28, also Psalm 105:12 = 1 Chronicles 16:19; compare וִיהִי מְתָיו מִסְמָּר Deuteronomy 33:6 and (but) let his men be few.

b.בִּמְתֵי מְעָ֑ט = consisting of a few men Deuteronomy 26:5; Deuteronomy 28:62

3 elsewhere only in poetry, sex usually not emphasized:

a. Job 11:3; Job 24:12; Psalm 17:14 (twice in verse) (but text probably corrupt, of. Bae We; at least omit ממתים ידך Ol Bi Che, compare Hup-Now); מְתֵי ישׂראל Isaiah 41:14.

b. poetic phrase: מְתֵי שָׁוְא men of false-hood Job 11:11; Psalm 26:4; אָוֶן׳מ Psalm 22:15 men of wickedness; סוֺדִי׳מ Psalm 19:19 men of my cycle; אָהֳלִי׳מ Job 31:31 men of my tent (household); רָעָב׳מ Isaiah 5:13 men of hunger, but read probably ׳מְזֵי ר sucked out, empty from hunger (as Deuteronomy 32:24) Ew De Che Di Du (compare מָזֶה).

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List of Word Forms
בִּמְתֵ֣י במתי מְתִ֔ם מְתִ֣ים מְתִ֨ים ׀ מְתֵ֖י מְתֵ֣י מְתֵי־ מְתַ֖יִךְ מְתָ֖יו מִֽמְתִ֥ים מִֽמְתִ֬ים ממתים מתי מתי־ מתיו מתיך מתים מתם bim·ṯê bimṯê bimTei mə·ṯa·yiḵ mə·ṯāw mə·ṯê mə·ṯê- mə·ṯim mə·ṯîm meTav məṯāw meTayich məṯayiḵ məṯê məṯê- meTei meTim məṯim məṯîm mim·ṯîm mimṯîm miTim
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