Word Summary
yether: remainder, excess, preeminence
Original Word: יֶתֶר
Transliteration: yether
Phonetic Spelling: (yeh'-ther)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: remainder, excess, preeminence
Meaning: an overhanging, an excess, superiority, remainder, a small rope
Strong's Concordance
abundant, cord, exceeding, excellent, plentifully, remnant, residue

From yathar; properly, an overhanging, i.e. (by implication) an excess, superiority, remainder; also a small rope (as hanging free) -- + abundant, cord, exceeding, excellancy(-ent), what they leave, that hath left, plentifully, remnant, residue, rest, string, with.

see HEBREW yathar


H3499. yether

I. יֶ֫תֶר94 noun masculineNehemiah 2:16 remainder, excellence, excess; — absolute יֶ֫תֶר2:16 2t.; יָ֑תֶרProverbs 17:7; construct יֶ֫תֶרGenesis 49:3 84t.; יֶ֫תֶרIsaiah 56:12 (see Baer's note); suffix יִתְרוֺ44:19; יִתְרָםExodus 23:11 2t. (not Job 4:21, q. v. below II.יֶתֶר‎); — 1

a. remainder, remnant (with implied inferiority in number or quality), of crops, etc. יִתְרָםExodus 23:11 (JE), their remnant, i.e. what they (the enemy) leave, so הַגָּזָם יֶתֶרJoel 1:4; הָאַרְבֶּה יֶתֶר1:4; הַיֶּלֶק יֶתֶר1:4; הַנִּשְׁאֶרֶת הַמְּלֵטָה יֶתֶרExodus 10:5 (J); of vessels, הַנּוֺתָרִים הַכֵּלִים יֶתֶרJeremiah 27:19; of a tree Isaiah 44:19 (= שְׁאֵרִית44:17); elsewhere of person Deuteronomy 3:11 = Joshua 12:4; 3:12 (both D), Deuteronomy 28:54; Joshua 23:12 (D), 2 Samuel 21:2; 2 Kings 25:11 = Jeremiah 52:15; Ezekiel 34:18; of a rescued remnant of Israel (Judah) Micah 5:2; Zephaniah 2:9 ("" שְׁאֵרִית‎), Zechariah 14:2; נִשְׁאַר אֲשֶׁר הַקָּדֵשׁ יֶתֶר1 Kings 22:47; הַנִּשְׁאָרִים הָעָם יֶתֶרJeremiah 36:9 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 25:11 = Jeremiah 52:15 .

b. remainder, rest, other part of people, elders, etc., 2 Samuel 10:10 = 1 Chronicles 19:11; 2 Samuel 12:28; 1 Kings 12:23; Jeremiah 29:1; Habakkuk 2:8; Ezekiel 48:23; sometimes including a majority Judges 7:6; 1 Samuel 13:2; of common people (opposed to rulers) Nehemiah 2:16; 4:8; 4:13; compare 6:1; of land Deuteronomy 3:13; Joshua 13:27 (P); of other inanimate things Leviticus 14:17 (P), Numbers 31:32 (id.), of years Isaiah 38:10; elsewhere in phrase דִּבְרֵי יֶחֶרthe rest of the affairs of, in summaries of reigns of kings of Israel and Judah 1 Kings 11:41 41t. Kings Chronicles; כָּלדִּֿבְרֵי יֶתֶר15:23; דְּבָרָיו יֶתֶר2 Chronicles 28:26.

2. a. excess, יָ֑תֶר שְׂפַתProverbs 17:7 a lip of excess = arrogant speech (see VB).

b. in adverb phrases, יֶתֶר עַלPsalm 31:24 on the basis of abundance = abundantly, as adverb accusative מְאֹד יֶתֶר גָּדוֺלIsaiah 56:12 great, in abundance, exceedingly, Daniel 8:9 וַתִּגְדַּליֶֿתֶר‎ and grew great in excess, exceedingly (compare much, more than).

c. specifically what is over and above immediate necessities, abundance, affluence Job 22:20; Psalm 17:14.

3 superiority, excellency עָ֫ז וְיֶתֶר שְׂאֵת יֶתֶרGenesis 49:3. — On Job 4:1 see II. יֶתֶר‎.

II. יֶ֫תֶרnoun masculineJudges 16:7 cord (properly as hanging over or down; Aramaic יַתְרָא‎ part of the intestines, יְתָרַיָּא ᵑ7ropes, cord, rope, chord of arc; Arabic bow-string, lute-string; Ethiopic sinew, cord; stretch bowstring, strain (eyes), be intent, eager, etc.) — יֶתֶ֑רPsalm 11:2-3t.; suffix יִתְרוֺ‎ Kt Job 30:11 (יִתְרִי‎ Qr); יִתְרָם4:21; — cord, for binding a man Judges 16:7-8, 9; bowstring Psalm 11:2; Job 30:11 (according to Qr, opposed to 29:20 b; Kt = his cord, with which he reins in my assailants; compare Di Da). 4:21 tent-cord Ew De Di RV; yet read perhaps יְתֵדָםtheir tent-peg, so Ol Hi Sgfr ( > AV their excellency, from I. יֶתֶר‎).