H4591 מעט - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number


מעט
mâ‛aṭ
maw-at'
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

BDB4757

מעט

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

TBESH:
מָעַט
ma.at
H:V
to diminish
1) to be or become small, be few, be diminished
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to diminish
1a2) to be too small
1b) (Piel) to become few
1c) (Hiphil)
1c1) to make small, make few, diminish
1c2) to give less

View how H4591 מעט is used in the Bible

23 occurrences of H4591 מעט

Exodus 12:4 too small
Exodus 16:17 some less.
Exodus 16:18 and he that gathered little
Exodus 30:15 shall not give less
Leviticus 25:16 to the fewness
Leviticus 25:16 thou shalt diminish
Leviticus 26:22 and make you few in number;
Numbers 11:32 he that gathered least
Numbers 26:54 thou shalt give the less
Numbers 33:54 ye shall give the less
Numbers 35:8 ye shall give few:
2 Kings 4:3 borrow not a few.
Nehemiah 9:32 seem little
Psalms 107:38 and doest not let
Psalms 107:38 to decrease.
Psalms 107:39 Again, they are diminished
Proverbs 13:11 shall be diminished:
Ecclesiastes 12:3 because they are few,
Isaiah 21:17 shall be diminished:
Jeremiah 10:24 lest thou bring me to nothing.
Jeremiah 29:6 there, and not diminished.
Jeremiah 30:19 them, and they shall not be few;
Ezekiel 29:15 for I will diminish

Distinct usage

2 shall be diminished:
1 some less.
1 and he that gathered little
1 he that gathered least
1 thou shalt give the less
1 ye shall give the less
1 ye shall give few:
1 borrow not a few.
1 seem little
1 and doest not let
1 to decrease.
1 Again, they are diminished
1 because they are few,
1 lest thou bring me to nothing.
1 there, and not diminished.
1 them, and they shall not be few;
1 for I will diminish
1 and make you few in number;
1 too small
1 shall not give less
1 to the fewness
1 thou shalt diminish

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 *


Related words

H4591 מעט

H4592 מעט מעט me ‛aṭ me ‛âṭ
מעט מעט
me ‛aṭ me ‛âṭ
meh-at', meh-awt'
From H4591; a little or few (often adverbial or comparative)

KJV Usage: almost, (some, very) few (-er, -est), lightly, little (while), (very) small (matter, thing), some, soon, X very.


H4593 מעט mâ‛ôṭ
מעט
mâ‛ôṭ
maw-ote'
Passive adjective of H4591; thinned (as to the edge), that is, sharp

KJV Usage: wrapped up.