also known as: metheg haammah
Meaning: bridle of the mother
This is a figurative name for a chief city, as in 2 Samuel 8:1, “David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.”
Revised King James Version: “took the bridle of the mother-city”); i.e., subdued their capital or strongest city, viz., Gath (1 Chronicles 18:1).
Article Version: September 26, 2017