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Me’theg-am’mah (bridle of the metropolis), a place which David took from the Philistines, apparently in his last war with them. 2 Sam. 8:1. Ammah may be taken as meaning “mother-city” or “metropolis,” comp. 2 Sam. 20:19, and Metheg-ha-Ammah “the bridle of the mother-city”—viz. of Gath, the chief town of the Philistines.