מה מ־ מ־ מה מה 


mah; maw or mah mah or ma maw or ma mah also meh



Parts of Speech

TWOT number 1149

Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive particle, Greek 2982 lama

KJV Translation Count — 27x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: what, how, why, whereby, wherein, how long, how oft, to what end

Outline of Biblical Usage

nterr pron
1. what, how, of what kind
a. (interrogative)
1. what?
2. of what kind
3. what? (rhetorical)
4. whatsoever, whatever, what
b. (adverb)
1. how, how now
2. why
3. how! (exclamation)
c. (with prep)
1. wherein?, whereby?, wherewith?, by what means?
2. because of what?
3. the like of what?
a. how much?, how many?, how often?
b. for how long?
4. for what reason?, why?, to what purpose?
5. until when?, how long?, upon what?, wherefore?
indef pron
2. anything, aught, what may

Strong's Definitions

mah, maw; or mah, mah; or ma, maw; or ma, mah; also meh, meh; a primitive particle; properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses: — how (long, oft, (soever)), (no-) thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby(fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he said, H4100 hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unH4100 me from the ground.


And he said, Lord GOD, H4100 shall I know that I shall inherit it?


And the LORD said unH4100 Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?


And Abimelech said unH4100 Abraham, H4100 sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?


Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done H4100 him: then I will sH4100, and fetch thee from thence: H4100 should I be deprived also of you both in one day?


And Rebekah said H4100 Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, H4100 good shall my life do me?


And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, H4100 needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.


And Pharaoh said unH4100 Jacob, H4100 old art thou?


H4100 shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or H4100 shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?


And Joshua said, H4100 hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel sH4100ned him with sH4100nes, and burned them with fire, after they had sH4100ned them with sH4100nes.