4581. maoz or mauz or maoz or mauz
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maoz or mauz or maoz or mauz: a place or means of safety, protection
Original Word: מָעוֹז
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: maoz or mauz or maoz or mauz
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-oze')
Short Definition: stronghold

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from uz
a place or means of safety, protection
NASB Translation
defense (4), fortress (4), fortresses (3), helmet (2), protection (2), refuge (3), safety (2), strength (5), strong (1), stronghold (9), strongholds (1).

מָעוֺז noun masculineJudges 6:26 place or means of safety, protection (ᵑ0 suffixes as if from עזז, but probably erroneous, compare BuhlLex 13 Ges§ 85k); — ׳מ absolute Judges 6:26 +, construct Isaiah 30:2 +; suffix מָעוּזִי 2 Samuel 22:33 (but read הַמְּאַזְּרֵנִי as "" Psalm 18:33), מָעוּזִּי Psalm 31:3 +, מָעֻזִּי Isaiah 27:5 +, מָעוּזּוֺ Psalm 52:9 +, מָעֻזֹּה Daniel 11:10, etc. (read probably מְעוֺזִּי, etc.); plural מָעֻזִּים Daniel 11:38; Daniel 11:39, suffix מָעֻזְּנֶיהָ Isaiah 23:11, read מָעֻזֶּיהָ (Ges§ 20o CheHeb.Hpt. and others; strike out dagesh forte in all, see above); —

1 literally place of safety Judges 6:26, hence (c. collateral idea of strength, as if from עזז = fastness Isaiah 23:11,14 (in Isaiah 23:14 CheHeb.Hpt. proposes מְחוֺזְכֶם your city), Ezekiel 24:25; Ezekiel 30:15; Daniel 11:7,10,19, ׳הַמִּקְדָּשׁ הַמּ Daniel 11:31, מִבְצְרֵי מָעֻזִּים Daniel 11:39; הַיָּם ׳מ i.e. harbour Isaiah 23:4, but strike out O1 Du CheHpt.; מֵאוֺיֵב ׳מ Nahum 3:11; compare ׳עָרֵי מ Isaiah 17:9.

2. a. figurative, of God (׳י) as refuge Nahum 1:7; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 31:5; Psalm 37:39; Psalm 52:9; Isaiah 25:4 (twice in verse); Joel 4:16, עֻזִּי וּמָעֻזִּי וּמְנוּסִי ׳י Jeremiah 16:19, יְשׁוּעוֺת מְשִׁיחוֺ ׳מ Psalm 28:8 ("" עָזֿ); so ׳צוּר מ Isaiah 17:10; Psalm 31:3, ׳אֱלֹהֵי מ Psalm 43:2; also יַחֲזֵק בְּמָעֻזִּי Isaiah 27:5 let him lay hold of my refuge (me as refuge); cf . הִיא מָעֻזְּכֶם ׳חֶדְוַת י Nehemiah 8:10, ׳לַתֹּם דֶּרֶךְ י ׳מ Proverbs 10:29.

b. of a heathen god, אֱלוֺהַּ מָעֻזִּים Daniel 11:38 (read מְחֹזִים cities CheIsaiah 23:1,Heb.Hpt.).

3 figurative of human protection, מַּרְעֹה ׳מ Isaiah 30:2,3(both "" צֵּל מִצְרַיִם); ראֹשִׁי ׳אֶפְרַיִם מ Psalm 60:9 = Psalm 108:9, i.e. my helmet; also (of angel) Daniel 11:1 ("" מַחֲזִיק).

עֲוִיל see II. עול. below

force, fortress, rock, strengthen, most strong hold

(also mauwz {maw-ooz'}); or mahoz {maw-oze'} (also ma,uz {maw-ooz'}; from azaz; a fortified place; figuratively, a defence -- force, fort(-ress), rock, strength(-en), (X most) strong (hold).

see HEBREW azaz

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