מטה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
נ־ט־ה

Noun[edit]

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
Synonyms[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Defective spelling of מיטה

Etymology 3[edit]

Adverb[edit]

מַטָּה (máta)

  1. down, downwards, below
  2. below, earthly
    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
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