4295. mattah
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mattah: downwards
Original Word: מַ֫טָּה
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: mattah
Phonetic Spelling: (mat'-taw)
Short Definition: downward

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from natah
NASB Translation
below (2), beneath (2), bottom (2), downward (5), less (1), lower (2), under (1), underneath (1).

מַ֫טָּה, מָ֑֫טָּה adverb downwards (from [מַט] for [מַטֶּה] a place of declension (compare נָטָה, 3a), with ָ  ה locative, Ol222bii. 280: compare the opposed to מַ֫עְלָהִ, below עָלָה): —

1 alone, Deuteronomy 28:43 and thou shalt descend מַ֫טָּה מָ֑֫טָּה downwards, downwards, i.e. lower and lower, Proverbs 15:24 ׳לְמַעַן סוּר מִשְּׁאוֺל מ.

2 לְמַ֫טָּה:

a. downwards Deuteronomy 28:13 ׳וְלֹא תִהְיֶה למ, Isaiah 37:31 = 2 Kings 19:30 ׳שֹׁרֶשׁ למ (compare Ph CIS1. i. 2, 11 f. אל יכן לם שׁרשׁ למט ופר למעל let them not have root downwards, or fruit upwards), Jeremiah 31:37; Ecclesiastes 3:21; 2Chronicles 32:30; Ezra 9:13 כי אתה חָשַׂכְתָּ לְמַ֫טָּה מֵעֲוֺנֵנוּ either (Be) hast kept back, downward, part of our iniquity (prevented it from appearing, and being counted against us), or, held us (Ges), or thy anger (Ke), back, below (compare לְמַ֫עְלָה מֵעַל above, 2 Chronicles 34:4) our iniq. (punished us less than our iniq. deserved).

b. וּלְמַ֫טָּה, (a) of space, and downwards, Ezekiel 1:27 ׳וּמִמַּרְאֵה מָתְנָיו ול, Ezekiel 8:2; (b) of age, and under, 1 Chronicles 17:23 לְמִבֶּן עשׂרים ׳שׁנה וְ.

3 מִלְּמַ֫טָּה beneath (see מִן 9a: opposed to מִלְמַעְלָה above), Exodus 26:24 = Exodus 36:29; Exodus 27:5 = Exodus 38:4, Exodus 28:27 = Exodus 39:20.

beneath, downward, less, very low, underneath

From avar with directive enclitic appended; downward, below or beneath; often adverbially with or without prefixes -- beneath, down(-ward), less, very low, under(-neath).

see HEBREW avar

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