4591. maat
Strong's Concordance
maat: to be or become small, diminished, or few
Original Word: מָעַט
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: maat
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-at')
Short Definition: decrease
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to be or become small, diminished, or few
NASB Translation
bring to nothing (1), decrease (2), diminish (2), diminished (2), dwindles (1), few (2), fewness (1), get a few (1), give less (1), had little (1), least (1), little (1), make so small (1), pay less (1), reduce (1), seem insignificant (1), small (1), take less (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[מָעַט] verb be or become small, diminished, few (Late Hebrew, Talmud, id.; Arabic is to be without hair on the body) —

Qal Imperfect יִמְעַט Exodus 12:4, 2masculine plural תִּמְעָ֑טוּ Jeremiah 29:6, 3masculine plural יִמְעָ֑טוּ Isaiah 21:17 +, וַיִּמְעֲטוּ Psalm 107:39; Infinitive מְעֹט Leviticus 25:16; — Exodus 12:4 אִסיִֿמְעַט הַבַּיִת מִהְיוֺת מִשֶּׂה if the house be too small for a lamb; Nehemiah 9:32 אַליִֿמְעַט לְפָנֶיךָ אֵת כָּלהַֿתְּלָאָה (compare Ges§ 117l); of a people, Jeremiah 29:6 וּרְבוּ שָׁם וְאַלתִּֿמְעָ֑טוּ and become not few, Jeremiah 30:19 וְהִרְבִּתִים וְלֹא יִמְעָ֔טוּ, Isaiah 21:17; Psalm 107:39; Proverbs 13:11 הוֺן מֵהֶבֶל יִמְעָ֑ט diminishes (opposed to יַרְבֶּה); Leviticus 25:16 וּלְפִי מְעֹט הַשָּׁנִים according to the fewness of the years.

Pi`el become few (Ges§ 52k), Perfect3plural Ecclesiastes 12:3 וּבָֽטְלוּ הַטֹּחֲנוֺת כִּי מִעֵ֔טוּ.

Hiph`il Perfect3feminine singular consecutive וְהִמְעִ֫יטָה (Ges§ 49k), Leviticus 26:22, 1singular with suffix וְהִמְעַטְתִּים Ezekiel 29:15; Imperfect2masculine singular תַּמְעִיט Leviticus 25:16, תַּמְעִטֵ֫נִי Jeremiah 10:34, 2feminine singular תַּמְעִ֫יטִי 2 Kings 4:3, etc.; — make small or few, diminish:

a. Leviticus 26:22 (of the sword) וְהִמְעִ֫יטָה אֶתְכֶם, Ezekiel 29:15 וְהִמְעַטְתִּים, Jeremiah 10:24 אַלבְּֿאַמְּךָ מֶּןֿ תַּמְעִטֵנִי lest thou make me (the people) small, Psalm 107:38 וּבְהֶמְתָּם לֹא יַמְעִיט; Leviticus 25:16 וּלְפִי מְעֹט הַשָּׁנִים תַּמְעִיט מִקְנָתוֺ according to the smallness (fewness) of the years, thou shalt make small its price, Numbers 26:54 לָרַב תַּרְבֶּה נַחֲלָתוֺ וְלַמְעַט תַּמְעִיט נַחֲלָתוֺ and to the small (few) thou shalt make small his inheritance (so Numbers 33:54).

b. qualifying an action (sometimes to be understood from the context), Exodus 16:17 וַיִּלְקְטוּ הַמַּרְבֶּה וְהַמַּמְעִיט and they gathered, he that made much, and he that made little (that is לִלְקֹט), Exodus 16:18; Numbers 11:32 עשׂרה חמרים הממעיט אסף, 2 Kings 4:3 כֵּלִים רֵקִים אַלתַּֿמְעִיטִי empty vessels make not few (that is, in borrowing); Exodus 30:15 הֶעָשִׁיר לֹא יַרְבֶּה וְהַדַּל לֹא יַמְעִיט מִמַּחֲצִית הַשָּׁ֑קֶל ׳לָתֵת וגו shall not diminish from the half shekel to give, i.e. shall not give less, Numbers 35:8 מֵאֵת הָרַב תַּרְבּוּ וּמֵאֵת הַמְעַט תַּמְעִיטוּ and from the few ye shall make few (that is לָתֵת), i.e. ye shall give few (cities).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
suffer to decrease, diminish, borrow, give

A primitive root; properly, to pare off, i.e. Lessen; intransitively, to be (or causatively, to make) small or few (or figuratively, ineffective) -- suffer to decrease, diminish, (be, X borrow a, give, make) few (in number, -ness), gather least (little), be (seem) little, (X give the) less, be minished, bring to nothing.

Forms and Transliterations
הַמַּמְעִ֕יט הממעיט וְהִ֨מְעַטְתִּ֔ים וְהִמְעִ֖יטָה וְהַמַּמְעִ֖יט וְהַמַּמְעִֽיט׃ וַיִּמְעֲט֥וּ והממעיט והממעיט׃ והמעטתים והמעיטה וימעטו יִמְעַ֣ט יִמְעָ֑ט יִמְעָ֑טוּ יִמְעָ֔טוּ יַמְעִ֔יט יַמְעִֽיט׃ ימעט ימעטו ימעיט ימעיט׃ מְעֹ֣ט מעט תִּמְעָֽטוּ׃ תַּמְעִ֑יטוּ תַּמְעִ֖יט תַּמְעִ֣יט תַּמְעִֽיטִי׃ תַּמְעִטֵֽנִי׃ תמעטו׃ תמעטני׃ תמעיט תמעיטו תמעיטי׃ ham·mam·‘îṭ hammam‘îṭ hammamIt mə‘ōṭ mə·‘ōṭ meOt tam‘îṭ tam‘iṭênî tam‘îṭî tam‘îṭū tam·‘i·ṭê·nî tam·‘î·ṭî tam·‘î·ṭū tam·‘îṭ tamIt tamiTeni tamIti tamItu tim‘āṭū tim·‘ā·ṭū timAtu vaiyimaTu vehammamIt veHimatTim vehimItah way·yim·‘ă·ṭū wayyim‘ăṭū wə·ham·mam·‘îṭ wə·him·‘aṭ·tîm wə·him·‘î·ṭāh wəhammam‘îṭ wəhim‘aṭtîm wəhim‘îṭāh yam‘îṭ yam·‘îṭ yamIt yim‘aṭ yim‘āṭ yim‘āṭū yim·‘ā·ṭū yim·‘aṭ yim·‘āṭ yimAt yimAtu
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21 Occurrences


ham·mam·‘îṭ — 1 Occ.
mə·‘ōṭ — 1 Occ.
tam·‘îṭ — 3 Occ.
tam·‘i·ṭê·nî — 1 Occ.
tam·‘î·ṭî — 1 Occ.
tam·‘î·ṭū — 1 Occ.
tim·‘ā·ṭū — 1 Occ.
way·yim·‘ă·ṭū — 1 Occ.
wə·ham·mam·‘îṭ — 2 Occ.
wə·him·‘aṭ·tîm — 1 Occ.
wə·him·‘î·ṭāh — 1 Occ.
yam·‘îṭ — 2 Occ.
yim·‘aṭ — 3 Occ.
yim·‘ā·ṭū — 2 Occ.

Exodus 12:4
HEB: וְאִם־ יִמְעַ֣ט הַבַּיִת֮ מִהְיֹ֣ת
NAS: is too small for a lamb,
KJV: be too little for the lamb,
INT: now if small the household be

Exodus 16:17
HEB: וַֽיִּלְקְט֔וּ הַמַּרְבֶּ֖ה וְהַמַּמְעִֽיט׃
NAS: much and [some] little.
KJV: some more, some less.
INT: and gathered much and little

Exodus 16:18
HEB: הֶעְדִּיף֙ הַמַּרְבֶּ֔ה וְהַמַּמְעִ֖יט לֹ֣א הֶחְסִ֑יר
NAS: excess, and he who had gathered little had no
KJV: had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack;
INT: excess had had had no lack

Exodus 30:15
HEB: וְהַדַּל֙ לֹ֣א יַמְעִ֔יט מִֽמַּחֲצִ֖ית הַשָּׁ֑קֶל
NAS: and the poor shall not pay less than
KJV: and the poor shall not give less than half
INT: and the poor shall not pay the half shekel

Leviticus 25:16
HEB: מִקְנָת֔וֹ וּלְפִי֙ מְעֹ֣ט הַשָּׁנִ֔ים תַּמְעִ֖יט
NAS: and in proportion to the fewness of the years
KJV: thereof, and according to the fewness of years
INT: price proportion to the fewness of the years shall diminish

Leviticus 25:16
HEB: מְעֹ֣ט הַשָּׁנִ֔ים תַּמְעִ֖יט מִקְנָת֑וֹ כִּ֚י
NAS: of the years you shall diminish its price,
KJV: of years thou shalt diminish the price
INT: to the fewness of the years shall diminish price for

Leviticus 26:22
HEB: אֶת־ בְּהֶמְתְּכֶ֔ם וְהִמְעִ֖יטָה אֶתְכֶ֑ם וְנָשַׁ֖מּוּ
NAS: your cattle and reduce your number so that your roads
KJV: your cattle, and make you few in number; and your [high] ways
INT: and destroy your cattle and reduce lie your roads

Numbers 11:32
HEB: אֶת־ הַשְּׂלָ֔ו הַמַּמְעִ֕יט אָסַ֖ף עֲשָׂרָ֣ה
NAS: the quail (he who gathered least gathered
KJV: the quails: he that gathered least gathered
INT: and gathered the quail least gathered ten

Numbers 26:54
HEB: נַחֲלָת֔וֹ וְלַמְעַ֕ט תַּמְעִ֖יט נַחֲלָת֑וֹ אִ֚ישׁ
NAS: and to the smaller [group] you shall diminish their inheritance;
KJV: and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance:
INT: their inheritance the smaller shall diminish their inheritance each

Numbers 33:54
HEB: נַחֲלָתוֹ֙ וְלַמְעַט֙ תַּמְעִ֣יט אֶת־ נַחֲלָת֔וֹ
NAS: and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance.
KJV: and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance:
INT: inheritance the smaller shall give inheritance about

Numbers 35:8
HEB: וּמֵאֵ֥ת הַמְעַ֖ט תַּמְעִ֑יטוּ אִ֗ישׁ כְּפִ֤י
NAS: from the larger and you shall take less from the smaller;
KJV: but from [them that have] few ye shall give few: every one
INT: shall take the smaller shall take each proportion

2 Kings 4:3
HEB: רֵקִ֖ים אַל־ תַּמְעִֽיטִי׃
NAS: vessels; do not get a few.
KJV: vessels; borrow not a few.
INT: empty not get

Nehemiah 9:32
HEB: וְהַחֶסֶד֒ אַל־ יִמְעַ֣ט לְפָנֶ֡יךָ אֵ֣ת
NAS: the hardship seem insignificant before
KJV: let not all the trouble seem little before
INT: and lovingkindness nay seem before all

Psalm 107:38
HEB: וּ֝בְהֶמְתָּ֗ם לֹ֣א יַמְעִֽיט׃
NAS: And He does not let their cattle decrease.
KJV: not their cattle to decrease.
INT: their cattle not decrease

Psalm 107:39
HEB: וַיִּמְעֲט֥וּ וַיָּשֹׁ֑חוּ מֵעֹ֖צֶר
NAS: When they are diminished and bowed down
KJV: Again, they are minished and brought low
INT: are diminished and bowed oppression

Proverbs 13:11
HEB: ה֭וֹן מֵהֶ֣בֶל יִמְעָ֑ט וְקֹבֵ֖ץ עַל־
NAS: [obtained] by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers
KJV: [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth
INT: Wealth fraud dwindles gathers by

Isaiah 21:17
HEB: בְנֵֽי־ קֵדָ֖ר יִמְעָ֑טוּ כִּ֛י יְהוָ֥ה
NAS: of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD
KJV: of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD
INT: of the sons of Kedar will be few for the LORD

Jeremiah 10:24
HEB: בְּאַפְּךָ֖ פֶּן־ תַּמְעִטֵֽנִי׃
NAS: or You will bring me to nothing.
KJV: not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
INT: your anger or will bring

Jeremiah 29:6
HEB: שָׁ֖ם וְאַל־ תִּמְעָֽטוּ׃
NAS: there and do not decrease.
KJV: that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
INT: there not decrease

Jeremiah 30:19
HEB: וְהִרְבִּתִים֙ וְלֹ֣א יִמְעָ֔טוּ וְהִכְבַּדְתִּ֖ים וְלֹ֥א
NAS: And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor
KJV: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify
INT: will multiply and they will not be diminished honor and they

Ezekiel 29:15
HEB: עַל־ הַגּוֹיִ֑ם וְהִ֨מְעַטְתִּ֔ים לְבִלְתִּ֖י רְד֥וֹת
NAS: the nations. And I will make them so small that they will not rule
KJV: itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule
INT: above the nations will make they will not rule

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