מטה

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Hebrew[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. stick, staff
    • 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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. bed
    • 2 Samuel 4:10, with translation of the King James Version:
      וְנָשִׂים לוֹ שָׁם מִטָּה וְשֻׁלְחָן וְכִסֵּא וּמְנוֹרָה
      v'nasím ló shám mitá v'shulchán v'chisé umnorá
      and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick

Verb[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

מַטָּה (máta)

  1. Low: to, in, or of below or a low place.
    • Deuteronomy 28:43, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      הַגֵּר אֲשֶׁר בְּקִרְבְּךָ יַעֲלֶה עָלֶיךָ מַעְלָה מָּעְלָה וְאַתָּה תֵרֵד מַטָּה מָּטָּה
      hagér ashér b'kirb'chá yaalé alécha má'lo má'la v'atá teréd máto máta
      The sojourner who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower.
  2. Below: to, on, or of Earth, as the home of man.
    בֵּית־דִּין שֶׁל מַטָּהbét-dín shél mátaEarthly court of law [as contrasted with that of Heaven]
    עַמְּךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל קְבוּצֵי מַטָּהam'chá yisra'él k'vutsé máta ― your people Israel, those gathered below