BDB5175 [H4307]

מַטָּרָה and (Lam 3:12) מַטָּרָא

noun feminine 1. guard, ward, prison Neh 3:25.
2. target, mark (as kept in the eye, watched, compare נָצַר Prov 23:26, and σκόπος (watcher, mark) from σκέπτομαι; perhaps Nabataean [רתא]מט Lzb323); — always absolute: —
1. guard, ward, prison, usually ׳חֲצַר הַמּ court of gaurd (see I. ׳חָצֵ) Jer 32:2; Jer 32:8; Jer 32:12; Jer 33:1; Jer 37:21 (twice in verse); Jer 38:6; Jer 38:13; Jer 38:28; Jer 39:14; Jer 39:15 ׳שַׁעַר הַמּ Neh 12:39.
2. target, mark Job 16:12 (figurative of ׳י's chastisement), כַּמַּטָּרָא לַחֵץ Lam 3:12 (simile id.); literally only 1Sam 20:20.

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