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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

The two midwives mentioned in Exodus 1:15 were probably the superintendents of the whole class.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MID'WIFE, noun [supposed by Junius and Skinner to be meedwife, a woman that has a reward. This is probably a mistake. The word is a compound of mid, with, and wif, a woman; in analogy with the Latin obstetrix, from obsto, obstiti, to stand before. Latin cum, with, and madre, mother, which is precisely analogous to midwife ]

A woman that assists other women in childbirth.

MID'WIFE, verb intransitive To perform the office of midwife

MID'WIFE, verb transitive To assist in childbirth.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MID'WIFERY, noun The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.

1. Assistance at childbirth.

2. Help or cooperation in production.

MID'-WINTER, noun The middle of winter, or the winter solstice, December 21. As the severity of winter in North America falls in January and February, the word ordinarily denotes this period, or some weeks after the winter solstice.