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Strongs Number: H4591


Hebrew Word
מָעַט
Transliteration
mâʻaṭ
Phonetic
maw-at'
Part of Speech
Verb
Strongs Definition

properly to pare {off} that {is} lessen; intransitively to be (or causatively to make) small or few (or figuratively ineffective)

BDB Definition

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
Bible Usage
suffer to {decrease} {diminish} ({be} X-(idiom) borrow {a} {give} make) few (in {number} {-ness}) gather least ({little}) be (seem) {little} (X give the) {less} be {minished} bring to nothing.