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Cognate with Arabic مَقَام(maqām), .



מָקוֹם (makómm (plural indefinite מְקוֹמוֹת‎, singular construct מְקוֹם־) [pattern: מִקְטָל]

  1. place (location or position)
    1. standing place, station, post, office
      • Genesis 19:27, with translation of Aryeh Kaplan:
        וַיַּשְׁכֵּם אַבְרָהָם בַּבֹּקֶר אֶל־הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר־עָמַד שָׁם אֶת־פְּנֵי יְהוָה׃‎‎
        Abraham woke up early in the morning, [hurrying back] to the place where he had stood before God.
      • a. 500 CE, Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 31b:
        מורא לא עומד במקומו ולא יושב במקומו ולא סותר את דבריו
        Awe [of one's father] - do not stand at his standing-place, and do not sit at his sitting-place, and do not contradict his statements
    2. place, place of human abode
      • Genesis 29:22, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
        וַיֶּאֱסֹף לָבָן אֶת־כָּל־אַנְשֵׁי הַמָּקוֹם וַיַּעַשׂ מִשְׁתֶּה׃‎‎
        And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
      • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Megillah 2:3:
        אִם עָתִיד לַחֲזֹר לִמְקוֹמוֹ, קוֹרֵא כִמְקוֹמוֹ.‎‎
        If he will return to his place, he reads as in his place.
    3. city, land, region
      • Genesis 18:24, with translation of Aryeh Kaplan:
        וַאוּלַי יֵשׁ חֲמִשִּׁים צַדִּיקִם בְּתוֹךְ הָעִיר הַאַף תִּסְפֶּה וְלֹא־תִשָּׂא לַמָּקוֹם לְמַעַן חֲמִשִּׁים הַצַּדִּיקִם אֲשֶׁר בְּקִרְבָּהּ׃‎‎
        Suppose there are fifty innocent people in the city. Would You still destroy it, and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty good people inside it?
      • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Avot 6:9:
        אָמַר לִי, רַבִּי, מֵאֵיזֶה מָקוֹם אַתָּה. אָמַרְתִּי לוֹ, מֵעִיר גְּדוֹלָה שֶׁל חֲכָמִים וְשֶׁל סוֹפְרִים אָנִי.‎‎
        He said to me, "Rabbi, what place are you from?" I said to him, "From a great city of scholars and sages am I."
    4. place, locality, spot
      • Genesis 28:16, with translation of Aryeh Kaplan:
        וַיִּיקַץ יַעֲקֹב מִשְּׁנָתוֹ וַיֹּאמֶר אָכֵן יֵשׁ יְהוָה בַּמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה וְאָנֹכִי לֹא יָדָעְתִּי׃‎‎
        Jacob awoke from his sleep. 'God is truly in this place,' he said, 'but I did not know it.'
      • a. 500 CE, Babylonian Talmud, Bava Metzi'a 59b:
        יצאתה בת קול ואמרה מה לכם אצל רבי אליעזר שהלכה כמותו בכל מקום‎‎
        And a divine voice came down and said, "What do you have against Rabbi Eliezer, as the halakhah is according to him in every place?"
    5. space, room, distance
      • Genesis 24:23, with translation of Aryeh Kaplan:
        וַיֹּאמֶר בַּת־מִי אַתְּ הַגִּידִי נָא לִי הֲיֵשׁ בֵּית־אָבִיךְ מָקוֹם לָנוּ לָלִין׃‎‎
        'Whose daughter are you?' he asked. 'If you would, tell me if there is a place in your father's house for us to spend the night.'
      • a. 500 CE, Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 10b:
        וא"ר לוי דבר זה מסורת בידינו מאבותינו מקום ארון אינו מן המדה
        And Rabbi Levi said, "This matter is a tradition in our hands from our ancestors - the space taken by the ark is not in that measurement."
    6. region, quarter, direction
      • Genesis 12:6, with translation of Aryeh Kaplan:
        וַיַּעֲבֹר אַבְרָם בָּאָרֶץ עַד מְקוֹם שְׁכֶם עַד אֵלוֹן מוֹרֶה וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי אָז בָּאָרֶץ׃‎‎
        Abram traveled through the land as far as the area of Shechem, coming to the Plain of Moreh. The Canaanites were then in the land.
      • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Berachot 4:4:
        רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ אוֹמֵר, הַמְהַלֵּךְ בִּמְקוֹם סַכָּנָה, מִתְפַּלֵּל תְּפִלָּה קְצָרָה.‎‎
        Rabbi Yehoshua says, "A traveler in a region of danger prays a shortened prayer."
    • Proverbs 15:3, with translation of the King James Version:
      בְּכָל מָקוֹם עֵינֵי ה׳ צֹפוֹת רָעִים וְטוֹבִים׃‎‎
      The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
  2. place, stead, lieu
  3. (euphemistic) the Omnipresent, God
    • Haggadah:
      מִתְּחִלָּה עוֹבְדֵי עֲבוֹדָה זָרָה הָיוּ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ וְעַכְשָׁיו קֵרְבָנוּ הַמָּקוֹם לַעֲבֹדָתוֹ
      In the beginning, our forefathers were worshipers of paganism, and now the Omnipresent has brought us close to his service.




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From Hebrew מָקוֹם(makóm).


מקום (mokemm, plural מקומות(mekoymes)

  1. place, locale
  2. safe haven