Glossary of Terms


Mahalath - Sickness; Machalath, probably the title (initial word) of a popular song.

Mail - A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor. Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.

Mammon - Riches; wealth; or the god of riches.

Maneh - A Hebrew weight for gold or silver, being one hundred shekels of gold and sixty shekels of silver. Ezekiel 45.

Maran-atha - An exclamation of the approaching divine judgment.

Maschil - Instructive, i.e. a didactic poem.

Mattock - A tool to grub up weeds or roots; a grubbing hoe.

Michtam - An engraving, i.e. (techn.) a poem.

Midwife - A woman that assists other women in childbirth.

Milch - Giving milk; as a milch cow. It is now applied only to beasts.

Mina - A weight or denomination of money. The mina of the Old Testament was valued at sixty shekels.

Miter - A sacerdotal ornament worn on the head by bishops and certain abbots, on solemn occasions.

Murrain - An infectious and fatal disease among cattle. Exodus 9.

Muthlabben - To die for the son, probably the title of a popular song — death.