Indefinite pronoun, interrogative pronoun · A primitive particle

Or מה mah; or מ mâ; or מ ma; also מה meh; a primitive particle; properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses:—how (long, oft, (-soever)), (no-) thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby(-fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.


  1. what, how, of what kind
    1. (interrogative)
      1. what?
      2. of what kind
      3. what? (rhetorical)
      4. whatsoever, whatever, what
    2. (adverb)
      1. how, how now
      2. why
      3. how! (exclamation)
    3. (with preposition)
      1. wherein?, whereby?, wherewith?, by what means?
      2. because of what?
      3. the like of what?
        1. how much?, how many?, how often?
        2. for how long?
      4. for what reason?, why?, to what purpose?
      5. until when?, how long?, upon what?, wherefore?
      6. indefinite pronoun
  2. anything, aught, what may


Genesis 4:10


blood Spirit. When Abel went into the spirit world, he begged the Most High for justice (Revelation 6:9-10).

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Genesis 47:8

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Proverbs 9:13

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