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HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Root
נ־ט־ה

NounEdit

מַטֶּה (matém (plural indefinite מַטּוֹת‎, singular construct מַטֵּה־, plural construct מַטּוֹת־‎)

  1. stick, staff, wand
    • Exodus 4:2, with translation of the American Standard Version:
      מזה בְיָדֶךָ וַיֹּאמֶר מַטֶּה
      má zé v'yadécha vayómer maté
      What is that in thy hand? And he said, A rod.
  2. headquarters
  3. (Judaism) tribe
    • Numbers 36:3, with translation of the Darby Bible:
      וְנוֹסַף עַל נַחֲלַת הַמַּטֶּה אֲשֶׁר תִּהְיֶינָה לָהֶם
      v'nosáf ál nachalát hamaté ashér tihyéna lahém
      and shall be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they shall belong
SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

מַטֶּה (maté)

  1. Masculine singular present participle and present tense of הִטָּה(hitá).
    • Deuteronomy 27:19, with Young's Literal Translation:
      מַטֶּה מִשְׁפַּט גֵּר יָתוֹם וְאַלְמָנָה
      maté mishpát gér yatóm v'almaná
      he who is turning aside the judgment of fatherless, sojourner, and widow

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

מִטָּה (mitáf (plural indefinite מִטּוֹת‎, singular construct מִטַּת־‎, plural construct מִטּוֹת־‎)

  1. defective spelling of מיטה

Etymology 3Edit

AdverbEdit

מַטָּה (máta)

  1. down, downwards, below
  2. below, earthly
    בֵּית־דִּין שֶׁל מַטָּה‎ ― bét-dín shél mátaEarthly court of law [as contrasted with that of Heaven]
    עַמְּךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל קְבוּצֵי מַטָּה‎ ― am'chá yisra'él k'vutsé máta ― your people Israel, those gathered below
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