BDB1927 [H4082]

מְדִינָה noun feminine province (an Aramaic word, compare Syriac , Arabic city)

**compare also Old Aramaic מדינתא city, Palmyrene מדיתא city, suffix מדיתהון, plural מדינתא SAC70 Lzb306 Cooke266. — Esth 1:1 + 28 t.; plural מְדִינוֺת 1Kgs 20:14 + 23 t.; — a district of an empire,
1. districts of realm of Ahab with שׂרים over them 1Kgs 20:14; 1Kgs 20:15; 1Kgs 20:17; 1Kgs 20:19.
2. of the Babylonian empire: Ezek 19:8; Dan 8:2 (of Elam); שָׂרָתִי בַּמְּדִינוֺת princess among the provinces Lam 1:1 (of Judea).
3. of the Persian empire Esth 1:1 + often; one of which was Palestine, Neh 1:3 the returning exiles, בְּנֵי הַמְּדִינָה children of the province Ezra 2:1; Neh 7:6 having רָאשֵׁי הַמְּדִינָה Neh 11:3.
4. provinces in general Eccl 2:8; Eccl 5:7 בְּמִשְׁמַנֵּי מְדִינָה in the fat places of the province Dan 11:24 (fertile regions, probably Egypt; other translations see in Bev.)

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