4970. mathay
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mathay: when?
Original Word: מָתַי
Part of Speech: interrogative adverb
Transliteration: mathay
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-thah'ee)
Short Definition: how

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. interrogative adverb
NASB Translation
how (30), long* (27), when (13).

מָתַי43 interrogative adverb when? (Arabic ; Assyrian mati: in Late Hebrew and Aramaic with the interrogative אַי, אֵימָתִי, אֵימָת, ), in OT only of future time:

a. alone, Genesis 30:30 מָתַי אעשׂה גם אנכי לביתי when shall I also do, etc.? Amos 8:5; Psalm 41:6; Psalm 42:3; Psalm 94:8; Psalm 101:2; Psalm 119:82; Psalm 119:84; Proverbs 6:9; b Proverbs 23:35; Job 7:4 מָתַי אָקוּם, Nehemiah 2:6.

b. לְמָתַי against when? Exodus 8:5 לְמָתַי לְךָ אַעְתִּיר.

c. עַדמָֿתַי until when? how long? followed by imperfect Exodus 10:7 עד מתי יהיה זה לנו למוקשׁ, 1 Samuel 1:14; Jeremiah 4:14,21; Psalm 74:10; Psalm 82:2; Psalm 94:3; Proverbs 1:22 +, followed by participle1 Sam Proverbs 16:1; 1 Kings 18:21 עַדמָֿתַי אַתֶּם מֹּסְחִים עַלשְֿׁתֵּי הַסְּעִמִּים, followed by perfect Exodus 10:3; Psalm 80:5; עַד מָתַי לֹא 2 Samuel 2:26; Hosea 8:5; Zechariah 1:12; alone, Isaiah 6:11 וָאֹמַר עַדמָֿתַי אֲדֹנָי, Habakkuk 2:6 הוֺי הַמַּרְבֶּה לֹאלֿוֺ עַדמָֿתַי; with an aposiop., Psalm 6:4 עַדמָֿתָ֑י ׳וְאַתָּה י, Psalm 90:13.

d. אַחֲרֵי מָתַי עוֺד, after how long yet? Jeremiah 13:27.

מְתִים see מַת. מַתְכֹּ֫נֶת see תכן. above,

מַתְּלָאָה see תְּלָאָה. מְתַלְּעוֺת see תלע.

מְתֹם see תמם; Judges 20:48 see מַת.

מתן (√ of following; Arabic be stout, firm, enduring (Frey Wahrm), II. make stout, firm (Lane)).

long, when

From an unused root meaning to extend; properly, extent (of time); but used only adverbially (especially with other particle prefixes), when (either relative or interrogative) -- long, when.

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