4592. meat
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meat: a little, fewness, a few
Original Word: מְעָט
Part of Speech: substantive
Transliteration: meat
Phonetic Spelling: (meh-at')
Short Definition: little

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from maat
a little, fewness, a few
NASB Translation
almost (2), brief (1), close (1), diminish (1), easily (1), enough (3), few (20), fewest (1), little (44), little while (8), many* (1), merely (1), quickly (1), scarcely (1), slight a thing (2), small (3), small matter (1), smaller (4), so small (1), some (1), soon (3).

מְעַט101 substantive a little, fewness, a few; — ׳מ absolute and construct, מְעָ֑ט Isaiah 10:7 +, plural מְעַטִּים Psalm 109:8; Ecclesiastes 5:1; —

1. a. Genesis 30:30 מעט אשׁר היה לך לְפָנַי the little that thou hadst, Genesis 47:9 מעט ורעים היו ימי שׁני חיי few and evil, Leviticus 25:52; Numbers 26:54 (compare Numbers 33:54) וְלַמְעַט תמעיט נחלתו and to the small (few) thou shalt make small his inheritance, Numbers 33:56; Numbers 35:8 וּמֵאֵת ַ˜המְעַט תמעיטו, Deuteronomy 7:7 וכי אתם ַ˜המְעַט מכלֿ העמים ye are the fewest out of all peoples, 1 Samuel 14:6 לְהוֺשִׁיעַ בְּרַב אוֺ בִמְעָ֑ט, Jeremiah 42:2 כִּי נִשְׁאַרְנוּ מְעַט מֵהַרְבֵּה we are left as few out of many, Ezekiel 5:3 וְלָקַחְתָּ מִשָּׁם מְעַט בְּמִסְמָּר, Haggai 1:6 זְרַעְתֶּם הַרְבֵּה וְהָבֵא מְעָ֑ט (compare Haggai 1:9), Psalm 8:6 ותחסּרהו מעט מאלהים, Psalm 37:16 טוֺב מְעַט לַצַּדִּיק (compare Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 16:8), 2Chronicles 29:34 רַק הַכֹּהֲנִים הָיוּ לִמְעָ֑ט; as predicate Numbers 13:18 הַמְעַט הוּא אִםרָֿ֑ב, Joshua 7:3 כִּי מְעַט הֵמָּה, Job 10:20; Ruth 2:7; Nehemiah 7:4; Isaiah 16:14 וּשְׁאָר מְעַט מִזְעָר. — Hosea 8:10 וַיָּחֵלּוּ מְעַט and they begin as littleness ( = to be minished) because of, &c.; but read probably (ᵐ5) וְיֶחְדְּלוּ מְעַט מִמְּשֹׁחַ and they shall cease for a little (

d) from anointing, etc.

b. as substantive with following Genitive, Genesis 18:4 מְעַט מַיִם a little of water, Genesis 24:17,43, מְעַט אֹכֶל Genesis 43:2; Genesis 44:25; 1 Samuel 14:43; 1 Samuel 17:28 מְעַט הַצּאֹן הָהֵ֫נָּה literally the fewness of those sheep, Proverbs 6:10 +; as Genitive to a previous substantive, מְתֵי מְעָ֑ט men of fewness Deuteronomy 26:5; Deuteronomy 28:62; in apposition, Isaiah 10:7 לְהַכְרִית גּוֺיִם לֹא מְעָ֑ט, Ezra 9:8 מִחְיָה מְעַט, Nehemiah 2:12 וַאֲנָשִׁים מְעַט עִמִּי, Ecclesiastes 9:4; either Genitive or appositive, Ecclesiastes 10:1; Daniel 11:34 יֵעָֽזְרוּ עֵזֶר מְעָ֑ט with a help of smallness.

c. twice declined as an adjective , Psalm 109:8 יִהְיוּ יָמָיו מְעַטִּים, Ecclesiastes 5:1 עלכֿן יהיו דבריך מְעַטִּים.

d. as adverb. accusative, of place, 2 Samuel 16:1 וְדָוִד עֹבֵר מְעַט; of time, Job 10:20 b; of degree, 2 Kings 10:18 אַחְאָב עָבַד אֶתהַֿבַּעַל מְעָ֑ט, Ezekiel 11:16 and have been to them for a sanctuary but little, Zechariah 1:15; repeated מְעַט מְעַט by little, by little = gradually, Exodus 23:30; Deuteronomy 7:22.

e. phrases:a. with the interr. הֲ, Genesis 30:15 ַ˜המְעַט קַחְתֵּךְ אֶתֿ אִישִׁי וְלָקַחַת was thy taking my husband (too) little? and (wilt thou be) for taking also my son's love-apples? Numbers 16:9-10 ַ˜המְעַט מִכֶּם כִּי הִבְדִּיל ֗֗֗ וּבִקַּשְׁתֶּם גַּם כְּהֻנָּה is it too little for you that J. hath separated, etc., ... and do ye seek, etc.? Numbers 16:13 ַ˜המְעַט כִּי הֶעֱלִיתָנוּ ֗֗֗ כִּי תִשְׂתָּרֵר גַּם הִשְׂתָּרֵר, Joshua 22:17f. ׳ַ˜המְעַט לָנוּ ֗֗֗ וְאַתֶּם תָּשׁוּבוּ וגו, Isaiah 7:13 ׳ַ˜המְעַט מִכֶּם הַלְאוֺת אֲנָשִׁים כִּי תַּלְאוּ וגו is wearying men too little for you, that you will weary also my God? Ezekiel 34:18 (as Ew Co AV RV), Job 15:11 ַ˜המְעַט מִמְּךָ תַּנְחוּמוֺת אֵל. But Ezekiel 16:20 (si vera lectio) was it (too) little because of thy whoredom? (was that insufficient for thee? Kö iii. 406 m). b. ׳עוֺד מְעַט וְ, Exodus 17:4 עוֺד מְעַט וּסְקָלֻנִי yet a little, and they will stone me, Jeremiah 51:33; Hosea 1:4; Psalm 37:10; ׳עוֺד מְעַט מִזְעָר וְ Isaiah 10:25; Isaiah 29:17; compare Haggai 2:6; Job 24:24.

2 כִּמְעַט like a little: hence

a. within a little, almost (compare ὀλίγου), Genesis 26:10 כִּמְעַט שָׁכַב ֗֗֗ almost had lain ..., Psalm 73:2 Qr, Psalm 94:17; Psalm 119:87; Proverbs 5:14 (all followed by perfect); Ezekiel 16:47 כִּמְעַט קָט וַתַּשְׁחִתִי מֵהֶן like a little, and thou hadst done more corruptly than they; Songs 3:4 כִּמְעַט שֶׁעָבַרְתִּי מֵהֶם = hardly had I passed.

b. with imperfect, just, 2 Samuel 19:37 כמעט יעבר עבדך just would thy servant pass over; lightly, easily, quickly (compare δἰ ὀλίγου), Psalm 2:12 כִּי יִבְעַר כִּמְעַט אַמּוֺ, Psalm 81:15; Job 32:22.

c. = shortly, 2 Chronicles 12:7.

d. = little worth, Proverbs 10:20 כמעט ולב רשׁעים. e. pleonastic for מְעַט, Isaiah 1:9 (accents) כִּמְעָ֑ט שָׂרִיר a little remnant, Psalm 105:12 (= 1 Chronicles 16:19) כִּמְעַט וְגָרִים בָּהּ; כִּמְעַט רֶגַע like the littleness of a moment = for a little moment, Isaiah 26:20; Ezra 9:8.

almost some, very fewer lightly, little while, very small matter, thing, some, soon, very

Or miat {meh-awt'}; from ma'at; a little or few (often adverbial or compar.) -- almost (some, very) few(-er, -est), lightly, little (while), (very) small (matter, thing), some, soon, X very.

see HEBREW ma'at

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