Word Summary
manah: to count, number, reckon
Original Word: מָנָה
Transliteration: manah
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-naw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to count, number, reckon
Meaning: to weigh out, to allot, constitute officially, to enumerate, enroll
Strong's Concordance
appoint, count, number, prepare, set, tell

A primitive root; properly, to weigh out; by implication, to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll -- appoint, count, number, prepare, set, tell.


H4487. manah

מָנָהverb count, number, reckon, assign (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian manû DlHWB 416; Arabic assign, apportion; Aramaic , מְנָא‎); —

Qal Perfect מָנָהNumbers 23:10; וּמָנִ֫יתִיIsaiah 65:12; Imperfect2masculine singular תִּמְנֶהֿ1 Kings 20:25; וַיִּמְנוּ2 Kings 12:11; Imperative מְנֵה2 Samuel 24:1; Infinitive construct לִמְנוֺתGenesis 13:16 4t.; Participle מוֺנֶהJeremiah 33:13; Psalm 147:4; —

1 count, number (compare סָפַר‎) dust (grains) Genesis 13:16 (J), compare יַעֲקֹב עֲפַרNumbers 23:10 (JE); money 2 Kings 12:11; stars (׳מ לַכּוֺכָבִים מִסְמָּר‎) Psalm 147:4; flock Jeremiah 33:13 (symbol of peace); days Psalm 90:12; people, army 2 Samuel 24:1; 1 Chronicles 21:1, 17, compare 27:24 (object omitted); 1 Kings 20:25.

2 reckon, assign, appoint לַחֶרֶבIsaiah 65:12 (with play on מְנִי65:11).

Niph`al Perfect נִמְנָהIsaiah 53:12; Imperfect יִמָּנֶהGenesis 13:16; 1 Kings 3:8; יִמָּנוּ8:5 2 Chronicles 5:6; Infinitive construct הִמָנוֺתEcclesiastes 1:15; —

1 be counted, numbered, of descendants Genesis 13:16 (J), of people 1 Kings 3:8 ("" נִסְמַּר‎); of sacrificial animals 8:5 2 Chronicles 5:6 (both "" id.); indefinite Ecclesiastes 1:15.

2 be reckoned, assigned (a place), of servant of ׳יIsaiah 53:12 (with מּשְׁעִים אֶת‎).

Pi`el (late and in poetry) (Biblical Aramaic and ᵑ7‎. מַנִּי‎); — Perfect מִנָּהDaniel 1:10-11, מִנּוּJob 7:3; Imperfect וַיְמַןJonah 2:1 4t.; Imperative מַןPsalm 61:8; appoint, ordain, food Daniel 1:10, 1:5 (followed by לְ‎), officer 1:11 (followed by על‎); nights of weariness (עָמָל לֵילוֺת‎) Job 7:3 (subject indefinite; followed by לְ‎); in story of Jonah, object. fish Jonah 2:1, ricinus 4:6; worm 4:7, wind 4:8 (all subject b>׳י‎); object וֶאֱמֶת חֶסֶדPsalm 61:8 (subject ׳י‎).

Pu`al Participle plural מְמֻנִּים1 Chronicles 9:29 appointed, of porters (followed by עַל‎).