Parts of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
from an unused root probably meaning to be soft
TWOT Reference: 1227a
KJV Translation Count — 32x
Outline of Biblical Usage
1. internal organs, inward parts, bowels, intestines, belly
a. inward parts
b. digestive organs
c. organs of procreation, womb
d. place of emotions or distress or love (fig.)
e. external belly
me`ah, may-aw'; from an unused root probably meaning to be soft; used only in plural the intestines, or (collectively) the abdomen, figuratively, sympathy; by implication, a vest; by extens. the stomach, the uterus (or of men, the seat of generation), the heart (figuratively): — belly, bowels, X heart, womb.
Concordance Results Using KJV
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own H4578 shall be thine heir.
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy H4578, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy H4578; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy H4578, to make thy H4578 to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my H4578, that they may be your husbands?
And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy H4578, and I will establish his kingdom.
And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my H4578, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his H4578 to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.
And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy H4578, until thy H4578 fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.
And after all this the LORD smote him in his H4578 with an incurable disease.
And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his H4578 fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.