Word Summary
mathay: when?
Original Word: מָתַי
Transliteration: mathay
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-thah'ee)
Part of Speech: interrogative adverb
Short Definition: when?
Meaning: extent, when
Strong's Concordance
long, when

From an unused root meaning to extend; properly, extent (of time); but used only adverbially (especially with other particle prefixes), when (either relative or interrogative) -- long, when.


H4970. mathay

מָתַי43 interrogative adverb when? (Arabic ; Assyrian mati: in Late Hebrew and Aramaic with the interrogative אֵימָת אֵימָתִי, אַי,‎, ), in OT only of future time:

a. alone, Genesis 30:30 לביתי אנכי גם אעשׂה מָתַיwhen shall I also do, etc.? Amos 8:5; Psalm 41:6; 42:3; 94:8; 101:2; 119:82; 119:84; Proverbs 6:9; b 23:35; Job 7:4 אָקוּם מָתַי‎, Nehemiah 2:6.

b. לְמָתַיagainst when? Exodus 8:5 אַעְתִּיר לְךָ לְמָתַי‎.

c. עַדמָֿתַיuntil when? how long? followed by imperfect Exodus 10:7 למוקשׁ לנו זה יהיה מתי עד‎, 1 Samuel 1:14; Jeremiah 4:14, 21; Psalm 74:10; 82:2; 94:3; Proverbs 1:22 +, followed by participle1 Sam 16:1; 1 Kings 18:21 הַסְּעִמִּים עַלשְֿׁתֵּי מֹּסְחִים אַתֶּם עַדמָֿתַי‎, followed by perfect Exodus 10:3; Psalm 80:5; לֹא מָתַי עַד2 Samuel 2:26; Hosea 8:5; Zechariah 1:12; alone, Isaiah 6:11 אֲדֹנָי עַדמָֿתַי וָאֹמַר‎, Habakkuk 2:6 עַדמָֿתַי לֹאלֿוֺ הַמַּרְבֶּה הוֺי‎; with an aposiop., Psalm 6:4 י ׳וְאַתָּה עַדמָֿתָ֑י‎, 90:13.

d. עוֺד מָתַי אַחֲרֵי‎, after how long yet? Jeremiah 13:27.

מְתִים‎ see מַת‎. מַתְכֹּ֫נֶת‎ see תכן‎. above,

מַתְּלָאָה‎ see תְּלָאָה‎. מְתַלְּעוֺת‎ see תלע‎.

מְתֹם‎ see תמם‎; Judges 20:48 see מַת‎.

מתן‎ (√ of following; Arabic be stout, firm, enduring (Frey Wahrm), II. make stout, firm (Lane)).