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Thanks for your quick response. Before I turn to an expert in Arabic I thought I would give you some book titles that seem to be in Hebrew. They contain some form of "meniah".Does this help to pin down what they translation might be?
Bill
Ha-Meniah; Baba Kamma Perek Shlishi by Nathan Lomner
Lahats u-shehikah ba-horaah: Gormim ve-darkhe meniah /Yitshak Fridman, Ayalah Lotan (Pirsum) (Hebrew Edition) by I Friedman (1993)
Hidavrut lo alimut: Meniah, hityahasut ve-hatsaot li-feiluyot kevutsatiyot ve-ishiyot ba-nosim : shekarim, genevot... by Rahel Levi-Segev (1994)
Petsiot sport: Ivhun, tipul u-meniah shel pegiot gufaniyot ekev peilut sportivit (Hebrew Edition) by Reuven Metrany (1993)

Tsave meniah (Hebrew Edition) by Eliyahu Vinograd (1993)

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William,

The Hebrew equivalent of 'H' is the letter hey. The examples of 'meniah' you've listed are not spelled with a hey but with a het, which is a guttural sound similar to the way the 'j' in Tijuana is pronounced by Spanish-speaking people. So, sorry to tell you, there is nothing related to -iah (God) here. All of your examples are various permutations of 'laying down'.

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