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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3964 - מָא
1) what, whatever
1b) whatever, what, whatsoever
1c) how?, why?, wherefore? (with prefixes)
1281) em (מה MH) AC: ? CO: Sea AB: ?: The pictograph m is a picture of water. The sea (Mediterranean) is a place of the unknown (what is beyond or what is below) . It is feared by the Ancient Hebrews because of its size, storms and fierceness. A hundred as an unknowable amount. This parent root is related to fm, imand me.
Nm) em (מה MH) - I. What:Something that is unknown, can also be why, when or how. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Water:From the sea. [This word always appears in the plural form, mim, when used for water] [df: Nys] KJV (625): what, how, why, whereby, wherein, how, water, piss, waterspring - Strongs: H3964 (מָא), H4100 (מֶה), H4101 (מָה), H4325 (מַיִם), H7890 (שַׁיִן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מָא Chald. i.q. Hebrew מָה what? and also without an interrogation, מָא דִי that which, Ezra 6:7.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13