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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical DictionaryHebrew Lexicon

Strong's #4315 - מֵיטָב

from (H3190)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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1) the best

1a) as superlative

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (6)
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
1 Samuel 2
NAS (6)
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
1 Samuel 2
HCS (5)
Genesis 2
Exodus 1
1 Samuel 2
BSB (6)
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
1 Samuel 2
ESV (3)
Genesis 2
1 Samuel 1
WEB (5)
Genesis 1
Exodus 2
1 Samuel 2
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1186) bu (תהב ThB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Good: The pictograph u is a picture of a basket, used to contain or surround something. The b is a picture of a tent or house. Combined these mean "surround the house". The house is surrounded by grace, beauty, love, health and prosperity, something that is functional.

A) bu (תהב ThB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Good: Something that functions properly.

Nm) bu (תהב ThB) - Good: [Aramaic only] KJV (2): good, fine - Strongs: H2869 (טָב)

D) bau (תהאב ThAB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Glad: One is glad when all is good.

V) bau (תהאב ThAB) - Glad: To be glad. [Aramaic only] KJV (1): (vf: Paal) glad - Strongs: H2868 (טְאֵב)

J) bfu (תהוב ThWB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Good

V) bfu (תהוב ThWB) - Good: To be good such as in being functional. KJV (33): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) well, good, please, goodly, better, cheer, comely - Strongs: H2895 (טוֹב)

Nf) bfu (תהוב ThWB) - Good: Something that functions properly. KJV (591): good, better, well, goodness, goodly, best, merry, fair, prosperity, precious, fine, wealth, beautiful, fairer, favour, glad - Strongs: H2896 (טוֹב), H2898 (טוּב)

L) bui (יתהב YThB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Good

V) bui (יתהב YThB) - Good: To be good such as in being functional. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (108): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) well, good, please, merry, amend, better, accepted, diligently - Strongs: H3190 (יָטַב), H3191 (יְטַב)

km) buim (מיתהב MYThB) - Best: KJV (6): best - Strongs: H4315 (מֵיטָב)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 (מֵיטָב) noun [masculine] the best, only construct מֵיטַב and as superlative; the best of a thing: ׳שָׂדֵהוּ וּמ׳מ כָּרְמוֺ Exodus 22:4 (JE) the best of his field and the best of his vineyard (choicest fruit); הַצּאֹן׳מ the best of the sheep 1 Samuel 15:9,15; הָאָרֶץ׳בְּמ in the best of the land Genesis 47:6,11 (P).

יֻטָּה, יוּטָה see below נטה.

יְטוּר see below טוּר.

יין (√ of following; meaning unknown; regarded as loan-word by Lag Armen. Stud. § 484 and others; Hom ZMG 1889,653ff.; Aufsätze, 1892,102 compare Georgian g'wino, wine whence also (according to him) Armenian gini, Greek οῖνος, Latin vinum; compare on the other hand Jen l.c. below)

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מֵיטָב m. (from the root יָטַב), the good, or best part of any thing; 1 Samuel 15:9, 15 1 Samuel 15:15, מֵיטַב הַצּאֹן “the best of the flock;” Exodus 22:4, מֵיטַב שָׂדֵהוּ וּמֵיטַב כַּרְמוֹ “the best part of his own field and of his own vineyard;” Genesis 47:6, בְּמֵיטַב הָאָרֶץ “in the best part of the land;” verse 11 Genesis 47:11LXX. ἐν τῇ βελτίστῃ γῇ. Vulg. in optimo loco; nor is the opinion of J. D. Michaëlis to be regarded (Suppl. p. 1072), who Gen. loc. cit. comparing Arabic مَوْظُوبُ, proposes to translate, pastures.

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List of Word Forms
בְּמֵיטַ֣ב בְּמֵיטַ֥ב במיטב וּמֵיטַ֥ב ומיטב מֵיטַ֣ב מֵיטַ֤ב מֵיטַ֥ב מיטב bə·mê·ṭaḇ bemeiTav bəmêṭaḇ mê·ṭaḇ meiTav mêṭaḇ ū·mê·ṭaḇ umeiTav ūmêṭaḇ
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