H4591 מעט - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to pare off, that is, lessen; intransitively to be (or causatively to make) small or few (or figuratively ineffective)

KJV Usage: 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.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to be or become small, be few, be diminished
a. (Qal)
1. to diminish
2. to be too small
b. (Piel) to become few
c. (Hiphil)
1. to make small, make few, diminish
2. to give less
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1228
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H4591 מעט is used in the Bible

21 occurrences of H4591 מעט

Exodus 12:4
Exodus 16:17
Exodus 16:18
Exodus 30:15
Leviticus 25:16
Leviticus 26:22
Numbers 11:32
Numbers 26:54
Numbers 33:54
Numbers 35:8
2 Kings 4:3
Nehemiah 9:32
Psalms 107:38
Psalms 107:39
Proverbs 13:11
Ecclesiastes 12:3
Isaiah 21:17
Jeremiah 10:24
Jeremiah 29:6
Jeremiah 30:19
Ezekiel 29:15

Corresponding Greek Words

maat G3641 oligos
maat hi. G1641 elattoneo
maat hi. G3641 oligos
maat qal,hi G1642 elattoo
maat qal.,hi. G1640 elasson
kimat G1587 ek leipo *
kimat G3398 mikros *