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Strong's #4592 - מְעָט

Transliteration
mᵉʻaṭ
Phonetics
meh-at', meh-awt'
Root Word (Etymology)
from (H4591)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
1228a
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) littleness, few, a little, fewness

1a) little, small, littleness, fewness, too little, yet a little

1b) like a little, within a little, almost, just, hardly, shortly, little worth

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1024 ‑ βραχύς (brakh‑ooce');  2425 ‑ ἱκανός (hik‑an‑os');  3398 ‑ μικρός (mik‑ros', mik‑rot'‑er‑os);  3641 ‑ ὀλίγος (ol‑ee'‑gos);  3398 ‑ μικρός (mik‑ros', mik‑rot'‑er‑os);  3641 ‑ ὀλίγος (ol‑ee'‑gos);  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (98)
Genesis 11
Exodus 2
Leviticus 1
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 5
Joshua 2
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 2
Job 5
Psalms 10
Proverbs 10
Ecclesiastes 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 2
Hosea 2
Haggai 3
Zechariah 1
NAS (112)
Genesis 12
Exodus 3
Leviticus 1
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 6
Joshua 2
Judges 1
Ruth 2
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 2
Job 6
Psalms 11
Proverbs 10
Ecclesiastes 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 8
Daniel 2
Hosea 3
Haggai 4
Zechariah 1
HCS (100)
Genesis 11
Exodus 3
Leviticus 1
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 6
Joshua 2
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 5
Psalms 10
Proverbs 10
Ecclesiastes 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 5
Daniel 2
Hosea 2
Haggai 3
Zechariah 1
BSB (103)
Genesis 12
Exodus 3
Leviticus 1
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 6
Joshua 2
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 2
Job 5
Psalms 10
Proverbs 10
Ecclesiastes 5
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 5
Daniel 2
Hosea 2
Haggai 3
Zechariah 1
ESV (93)
Genesis 11
Leviticus 1
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 6
Joshua 2
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 2
Job 5
Psalms 10
Proverbs 10
Ecclesiastes 3
Isaiah 6
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 2
Hosea 2
Haggai 3
Zechariah 1
WEB (103)
Genesis 11
Exodus 3
Leviticus 1
Numbers 8
Deuteronomy 6
Joshua 2
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 3
Job 5
Psalms 10
Proverbs 10
Ecclesiastes 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Jeremiah 2
Ezekiel 5
Daniel 2
Hosea 2
Haggai 3
Zechariah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2347) uom (מאהתה MAhTh) AC: ? CO: Little AB: ?: [from: uq]

V) uom (מאהתה MAhTh) - Less: To be less, fewer or diminished in size or amount. KJV (22): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) diminish, few, less, little, fewness, least, minish, decrease, nothing, few - Strongs: H4591 (מָעַט)

Nm) uom (מאהתה MAhTh) - Little: Something that is few or small in size or amount. KJV (102): little, few, while, almost, small, some, matter, light, very, worth - Strongs: H4592 (מְעָט)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2024
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מְעַט101 substantive a little, fewness, a few; — ׳מ absolute and construct, מְעָ֑ט Isaiah 10:7 +, plural מְעַטִּים Psalm 109:8; Ecclesiastes 5:1; —

1. a. Genesis 30:30 מעט אשׁר היה לךלְפָנַי the little that thou hadst, Genesis 47:9 מעט ורעים היוימי שׁני חיי few and evil, Leviticus 25:52; Numbers 26:54 (compare Numbers 33:54) וְלַמְעַט תמעיט נחלתו and to the small (few) thou shalt make small his inheritance, Numbers 33:56; Numbers 35:8 וּמֵאֵת ַ˜המְעַט תמעיטו, Deuteronomy 7:7 וכי אתם ַ˜המְעַט מכלֿהעמים ye are the fewest out of all peoples, 1 Samuel 14:6 לְהוֺשִׁיעַ בְּרַב אוֺ בִמְעָ֑ט, Jeremiah 42:2 כִּי נִשְׁאַרְנוּ מְעַט מֵהַרְבֵּה we are left as few out of many, Ezekiel 5:3 וְלָקַחְתָּ מִשָּׁםמְעַט בְּמִסְמָּר, Haggai 1:6 זְרַעְתֶּם הַרְבֵּה וְהָבֵא מְעָ֑ט (compare Haggai 1:9), Psalm 8:6 ותחסּרהו מעט מאלהים, Psalm 37:16 טוֺב מְעַט לַצַּדִּיק (compare Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 16:8), 2 Chronicles 29:34 רַק הַכֹּהֲנִים הָיוּ לִמְעָ֑ט; as predicate Numbers 13:18 הַמְעַט הוּא אִםרָֿ֑ב, Joshua 7:3 כִּי מְעַטהֵמָּה, Job 10:20; Ruth 2:7; Nehemiah 7:4; Isaiah 16:14 וּשְׁאָר מְעַטמִזְעָר. — Hosea 8:10 וַיָּחֵלּוּ מְעַט and they begin as littleness ( = to be minished) because of, &c.; but read probably (ᵐ5) וְיֶחְדְּלוּ מְעַט מִמְּשֹׁחַ and they shall cease for a little (

d) from anointing, etc.

b. as substantive with following Genitive, Genesis 18:4 מְעַט מַיִם a little of water, Genesis 24:17,43, מְעַט אֹכֶל Genesis 43:2; Genesis 44:25; 1 Samuel 14:43; 1 Samuel 17:28 מְעַט הַצּאֹן הָהֵ֫נָּה literally the fewness of those sheep, Proverbs 6:10 +; as Genitive to a previous substantive, מְתֵי מְעָ֑ט men of fewness Deuteronomy 26:5; Deuteronomy 28:62; in apposition, Isaiah 10:7 לְהַכְרִית גּוֺיִם לֹא מְעָ֑ט, Ezra 9:8 מִחְיָה מְעַט, Nehemiah 2:12 וַאֲנָשִׁים מְעַט עִמִּי, Ecclesiastes 9:4; either Genitive or appositive, Ecclesiastes 10:1; Daniel 11:34 יֵעָֽזְרוּ עֵזֶר מְעָ֑ט with a help of smallness.

c. twice declined as an adjective , Psalm 109:8 יִהְיוּ יָמָיו מְעַטִּים, Ecclesiastes 5:1 עלכֿן יהיו דבריךמְעַטִּים.

d. as adverb. accusative, of place, 2 Samuel 16:1 וְדָוִד עֹבֵר מְעַט; of time, Job 10:20 b; of degree, 2 Kings 10:18 אַחְאָב עָבַד אֶתהַֿבַּעַל מְעָ֑ט, Ezekiel 11:16 and have been to them for a sanctuary but little, Zechariah 1:15; repeated מְעַט מְעַט by little, by little = gradually, Exodus 23:30; Deuteronomy 7:22.

e. phrases: a. with the interr. הֲ, Genesis 30:15 ַ˜המְעַט קַחְתֵּךְ אֶתֿאִישִׁי וְלָקַחַת was thy taking my husband (too) little? and (wilt thou be) for taking also my son's love-apples? Numbers 16:9-10 ַ˜המְעַט מִכֶּם כִּיהִבְדִּיל ֗֗֗ וּבִקַּשְׁתֶּם גַּם כְּהֻנָּה is it too little for you that J. hath separated, etc., ... and do ye seek, etc.? Numbers 16:13 ַ˜המְעַט כִּי הֶעֱלִיתָנוּ ֗֗֗ כִּי תִשְׂתָּרֵר גַּם הִשְׂתָּרֵר, Joshua 22:17f. ׳ַ˜המְעַט לָנוּ ֗֗֗ וְאַתֶּם תָּשׁוּבוּ וגו, Isaiah 7:13 ׳ַ˜המְעַט מִכֶּם הַלְאוֺת אֲנָשִׁים כִּי תַּלְאוּ וגו is wearying men too little for you, that you will weary also my God? Ezekiel 34:18 (as Ew Co AV RV), Job 15:11 ַ˜המְעַט מִמְּךָ תַּנְחוּמוֺת אֵל. But Ezekiel 16:20 (si vera lectio) was it (too) little because of thy whoredom? (was that insufficient for thee? Kö iii. 406 m). b. ׳עוֺד מְעַט וְ, Exodus 17:4 עוֺד מְעַט וּסְקָלֻנִי yet a little, and they will stone me, Jeremiah 51:33; Hosea 1:4; Psalm 37:10; ׳עוֺד מְעַט מִזְעָר וְ Isaiah 10:25; Isaiah 29:17; compare Haggai 2:6; Job 24:24.

2 כִּמְעַט like a little: hence

a. within a little, almost (compare ὀλίγου), Genesis 26:10 כִּמְעַט שָׁכַב ֗֗֗ almost had lain ..., Psalm 73:2 Qr, Psalm 94:17; Psalm 119:87; Proverbs 5:14 (all followed by perfect); Ezekiel 16:47 כִּמְעַט קָט וַתַּשְׁחִתִי מֵהֶן like a little, and thou hadst done more corruptly than they; Song of Solomon 3:4 כִּמְעַט שֶׁעָבַרְתִּי מֵהֶם = hardly had I passed.

b. with imperfect, just, 2 Samuel 19:37 כמעט יעבר עבדך just would thy servant pass over; lightly, easily, quickly (compare δἰ ὀλίγου), Psalm 2:12 כִּי יִבְעַר כִּמְעַט אַמּוֺ, Psalm 81:15; Job 32:22.

c. = shortly, 2 Chronicles 12:7.

d. = little worth, Proverbs 10:20 כמעט ולב רשׁעים. e. pleonastic for מְעַט, Isaiah 1:9 (accents) כִּמְעָ֑ט שָׂרִיר a little remnant, Psalm 105:12 (= 1 Chronicles 16:19) כִּמְעַט וְגָרִים בָּהּ; כִּמְעַט רֶגַע like the littleness of a moment = for a little moment, Isaiah 26:20; Ezra 9:8.


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List of Word Forms
בִּמְעַט־ בִמְעָֽט׃ במעט־ במעט׃ הַמְעַ֖ט הַמְעַ֗ט הַמְעַ֣ט הַמְעַ֤ט הַמְעַ֥ט הַמְעַט֙ הַמְעַט־ המעט המעט־ וְלַמְעַ֕ט וְלַמְעַט֙ וּמְעַ֣ט וּמְעַט־ ולמעט ומעט ומעט־ כִּ֝מְעַ֗ט כִּ֠מְעַט כִּ֭מְעַט כִּמְעַ֓ט ׀ כִּמְעַ֖ט כִּמְעַ֞ט כִּמְעַ֣ט כִּמְעַט֙ כִּמְעַט־ כִּמְעָ֑ט כִּמְעָֽט׃ כִמְעַט־ כמעט כמעט־ כמעט׃ לִמְעָ֔ט לִמְעָֽט׃ למעט למעט׃ מְ֭עַט מְּ֭עַט מְּעַ֨ט ׀ מְּעָ֔ט מְּעָֽט׃ מְעַ֓ט ׀ מְעַ֔ט מְעַ֖ט מְעַ֗ט מְעַ֛ט מְעַ֞ט מְעַ֣ט מְעַ֤ט מְעַ֥ט מְעַ֨ט מְעַט֙ מְעַט֩ מְעַט֮ מְעַטִּ֑ים מְעַטִּֽים׃ מְעַט־ מְעָ֑ט מְעָ֔ט מְעָ֗ט מְעָֽט׃ מִעֵ֔טוּ מעט מעט־ מעט׃ מעטו מעטים מעטים׃ ḇim‘āṭ bim‘aṭ- ḇim·‘āṭ bim·‘aṭ- bimat chimat ham‘aṭ ham‘aṭ- ham·‘aṭ ham·‘aṭ- hamAt kim‘aṭ kim‘āṭ kim‘aṭ- ḵim‘aṭ- kim·‘aṭ kim·‘āṭ kim·‘aṭ- ḵim·‘aṭ- Kimat lim‘āṭ lim·‘āṭ limAt mə‘aṭ mə‘āṭ mə‘aṭ- mə‘aṭṭîm mə·‘aṭ mə·‘āṭ mə·‘aṭ- mə·‘aṭ·ṭîm meat meatTim mi‘êṭū mi·‘ê·ṭū miEtu ū·mə·‘aṭ ū·mə·‘aṭ- ūmə‘aṭ ūmə‘aṭ- umeAt velamAt vimAt wə·lam·‘aṭ wəlam‘aṭ
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