Word Summary
mechittah: terror, destruction, ruin
Original Word: מְחִתָּה
Transliteration: mechittah
Phonetic Spelling: (mekh-it-taw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: terror, destruction, ruin
Meaning: a dissolution, a ruin, consternation
Strong's Concordance
destruction, dismaying, ruin, terror

From chathah; properly, a dissolution; concretely, a ruin, or (abstractly) consternation -- destruction, dismaying, ruin, terror.

see HEBREW chathah


H4288. mechittah

מְחִתָּהnoun feminine terror, destruction, ruin, in poetry (especially Proverbs) — absolute ׳מProverbs 10:14 8t.; construct מְחִתַּת10:15; 14:28; —

1. a. terror, Isaiah 54:14 ("" עשֶׁק‎), Jeremiah 17:17; = object of terror, 48:39 ("" שְׂחֹק‎).

b. dismay, Proverbs 21:15 (opposed to שִׂמְחָה‎).

2 ruin, of strongholds Psalm 89:41; מ לְאֹם ׳בְּאֶפֶס רָזוֺןProverbs 14:28 without people is ruin to a prince (opposed to הַדְרַתמֶֿלֶךְ‎); רֵישָׁם ׳מ דַּלִּים10:15 the ruin of the poor (is) their poverty; as consequence of evil-doing ׳מ אָוֶן לְפֹעֲלֵי10:29 (opposed to מָעוֺז‎); of fools מ כְסִיל לֿוֺ׳מִּי18:7, compare 13:3 (opposed to נַפְשׁוֺ שֹׁמֵר‎); מ אֱוִיל ׳מִּי קְרֹבָה10:14 the mouth of a fool is imminent ruin.

חִתִּי חֵת,‎ see above