[med-oh] /ˈmɛd oʊ/

a tract of grassland used for pasture or serving as a hayfield.
a tract of grassland in an upland area near the timberline.
an area of grassland, often used for hay or for grazing of animals
a low-lying piece of grassland, often boggy and near a river

Old English mædwe “meadow, pasture,” originally “land covered in grass which is mown for hay;” oblique case of mæd (see mead (n.2)).

(1.) Heb. ha’ahu (Gen. 41:2, 18), probably an Egyptain word transferred to the Hebrew; some kind of reed or water-plant. In the Revised Version it is rendered “reed-grass”, i.e., the sedge or rank grass by the river side. (2.) Heb. ma’areh (Judg. 20:33), pl., “meadows of Gibeah” (R.V., after the LXX., “Maareh-geba”). Some have adopted the rendering “after Gibeah had been left open.” The Vulgate translates the word “from the west.”


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