|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) Hebrews ha'ahu (Genesis 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.) Hebrews ma'areh (Judges 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."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay.
2. (n.) Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rives and in marshy places by the sea; as, the salt meadows near Newark Bay.
3. (a.) of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) `aroth, "the meadows (the King James Version "paper reeds") by the Nile" (Isaiah 19:7); ma`areh-gabha`, the King James Version "meadows of Gibeah," the Revised Version (British and American) "Maareh-geba," the Revised Version margin "the meadow of Geba, or Gibeah" (Judges 20:33); from `arah, "to be naked"; compare Arabic ariya, "to be naked," `ara'a', "a bare tract of land." `Aroth and ma`areh signify tracts bare of trees.
(2) 'achu, in Pharaoh's dream of the kine, the King James Version "meadow," the Revised Version (British and American) "reed grass" (Genesis 41:2, 18). 'Achu is found also in Job 8:11, the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "flag," the Revised Version margin "reed-grass." According to Gesenius, achu is an Egyptian word denoting the vegetation of marshy ground.
(3) 'abhel keramim, "Abel-cheramim," the Revised Version margin "The meadow of vineyards," the King James Version "the plain (the King James Version margin, "Abel") of the vineyards" (Judges 11:33); "Abel-beth-maacah" (1 Kings 15:20 2 Kings 15:29; compare 2 Samuel 20:14, 15, 18); "Abel-shittim" (Numbers 33:49; compare Numbers 25:1 Joshua 2:1; Joshua 3:1 Judges 7:22 Joel 3:18 Micah 6:5); "Abel-meholah" (Judges 7:22 1 Kings 4:12; 1 Kings 19:16); "Abel-maim" (2 Chronicles 16:4); "Abel-mizraim" (Genesis 50:11); "stone," the King James Version "Abel," the Revised Version margin "Abel," that is "a meadow" (1 Samuel 6:18); compare Arabic 'abal, "green grass," and 'abalat, "unhealthy marshy ground," from wabal, "to rain."
Alfred Ely Day
VINEYARDS, MEADOW (PLAIN) OF THE
See ABEL-CHERAMIM; MEADOW.
Meadow (8 Occurrences)
Genesis 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favored kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. (KJV WBS)
Genesis 41:18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favored; and they fed in a meadow: (KJV WBS)
Judges 11:33 and he smiteth them from Aroer, and unto thy going in to Minnith, twenty cities, and unto the meadow of the vineyards -- a very great smiting; and the Bene-Ammon are humbled at the presence of the sons of Israel. (YLT)
Judges 20:33 And all the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and put themselves in array at Baaltamar: and the liers in wait of Israel came forth out of their places, even out of the meadows of Gibeah. (Root in KJV WBS YLT)
1 Samuel 6:18 and the golden mice -- the number of all the cities of the Philistines -- for the five princes, from the fenced city even unto the hamlet of the villages, even unto the great meadow on which they placed the ark of Jehovah -- 'are' unto this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-Shemeshite. (YLT)
Isaiah 44:4 And they will come up like grass in a well-watered field, like water-plants by the streams. (See NIV)
Hosea 4:16 For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow. (WEB NIV)
Hosea 9:13 I have seen Ephraim, like Tyre, planted in a pleasant place; but Ephraim will bring out his children to the murderer. (See NAS)