- a tenth part, a tithe.
- δεκάτη, -ης, ἡ prop. fem. (sc. μέρος) of δέκατος, -η, -ον,
[in LXX for מַעֲשֵׂר:, and al. ;]
a tenth part, a tithe:(for a curious inversion of the Biblical use, see MM, see word).†
RefsHeb.7:2, 4; 8, 9
1a) the tenth party of booty taken from an enemy
1b) the tithes of fruits of the earth and of flocks, which by the law of Moses were presented to the Levites in the congregation of Israel
Feminine of G1182; a tenth, that is, as a percentage or (technically) tithe
KJV Usage: tenth (part), tithe.