4371. mekes
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mekes: computation, proportion to be paid, tax
Original Word: מֶ֫כֶס
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: mekes
Phonetic Spelling: (meh'-kes)
Short Definition: levy

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kasas
computation, proportion to be paid, tax
NASB Translation
levy (5), tax (1).

מֶ֫כֶס noun masculine computation, proportion to be paid, tax (Palmyrene מכסא ReckendZMG 1885, 379 ff.; Late Hebrew מֶכֶס, Aramaic מִכְסָא, tax (hence Arabic as loan-word Frä283); Assyrian miksu, DlHWB 407 (√ מכס); Late Hebrew מוֺכֵס tax-collector; so Assyrian makkasu, compare Arabic ) — Numbers 31:28 ׳לי ׳זַהֲרֵמֹתָ֫ מ and thou shalt separate a tax (duty levied on the spoil) for ׳י, Numbers 31:37; Numbers 31:38; Numbers 31:39; Numbers 31:40; Numbers 31:41 (all P).


Probably from an unused root meaning to enumerate; an assessment (as based upon a census) -- tribute.

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