Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Entry for Strong's #02580 - חֵן
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
1) favour, grace, charm
1a) favour, grace, elegance
1b) favour, acceptance
From H2603; graciousness, that is, subjectively (kindness, favor) or objectively (beauty): - favour, grace (-ious), pleasant, precious, [well-] favoured.
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions
1175) nh (ההנ HhN) AC: Camp CO: Camp AB: Beauty: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The n is a picture of a seed meaning "to continue". Combined these mean "wall continues". A nomads camp consisted of many family tents, which make up the clan camp. The camp can have as many as fifty tents or more in it. The tents are placed in a circular configuration, forming one continuous wall surrounding the camp. (eng: home - an exchange for the m and n)
pm) mnh (ההנמ HhNM) - Freely: To work or do an action without wages or without cause. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (32): without cause, for nought, causeless, in vain, free, without cost, freely, innocent, cost me nothing, for nothing, without wages - Strongs: H2600 (חִנָּם)
V) nnh (ההננ HhNN) - Beauty: As the beauty of the camp. To give or show beauty, grace or mercy to another. KJV (82): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Hophal, Piel) mercy, gracious, merciful, supplication, favour, besought, pity - Strongs: H2589 (חַנּוֹת), H2603 (חָנַן), H2604 (חֲנַן)
H) enh (ההנה HhNH) AC: ? CO: Camp AB: ?: The first step to setting up the tent is to arrange the poles. The tent poles were sharpened at one end (and could be used as a weapon) and were driven into the ground. An encampment of tents.
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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
I. חֵן noun masculine Psalm 45:3 favour, grace; — ׳ח Genesis 6:8 67t.; suffix חִנּוֺ Genesis 39:21; —
1 favour, grace, elegance:
a. of form and appearance, of a woman "" יֹ֑פִי Proverbs 31:30; אֵשֶׁת חֵן Proverbs 11:16; זונה טובת חן Nahum 3:4; of a doe Proverbs 5:19; precious stone אבן חן Proverbs 17:8; of ornaments Proverbs 1:9 = Proverbs 4:9; Proverbs 3:22.
b. of speech, lips Psalm 45:3; Proverbs 22:11; words Ecclesiastes 10:12.
2 favour, acceptance:
a. with men Proverbs 13:15; Proverbs 22:1; Ecclesiastes 9:11.
b. with God Zechariah 4:7 (twice in verse); Zechariah 12:10; chiefly in phrases: מצא חן בעיני find favour in the eyes of: ( I) men Genesis 30:27; Genesis 32:6; Genesis 33:8,10,15; Genesis 34:11; Genesis 39:4; Genesis 47:25,29; Genesis 50:4; Numbers 32:5 (all J); Deuteronomy 24:1; Ruth 2:2,10,13; 1 Samuel 1:18; 1 Samuel 16:22; 1 Samuel 20:3,29; 1 Samuel 25:8; 1 Samuel 27:5; 2 Samuel 14:22; 2 Samuel 16:4; 1 Kings 11:19; Esther 5:8; Esther 7:3; (2) of God Genesis 6:8; Genesis 18:3; Genesis 19:19; Exodus 33:12,13 (twice in verse); Exodus 33:16,17; Exodus 34:9; Numbers 11:11,15 (all J); Judges 6:17; 2 Samuel 15:25; Proverbs 3:4; absolute מצא חן (with man) Proverbs 28:23; (with God) Jeremiah 31:2; מֹצא חן לפניו Esther 8:5 (i.e. of the king); נתן חן בעיני give favour in the eyes of (I) man Genesis 39:21; Exodus 3:21; Exodus 11:3; Exodus 12:36 (J); absolute נתן חן of man Psalm 84:12; (2) of God Proverbs 3:34; נשׂא חֵן בְּעֵינֵי obtain favour in the eyes of Esther 2:15; of the king Esther 5:2; so וַתִּשָּׂאחֵֿן וָחֶסֶד לְפָנָיו Esther 2:17.
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List of Word Forms
הַ֭חֵן החן וְ֝חֵ֗ן וחן חִנּ֔וֹ חֵ֑ן חֵ֓ן חֵ֔ן חֵ֖ן חֵ֛ן חֵ֜ן חֵ֣ן חֵ֤ן חֵ֥ן חֵ֨ן חֵ֭ן חֵֽן׃ חֵן֙ חֵן֮ חן חן׃ חנו chen chinNo ha·ḥên Hachen haḥên ḥên ḥin·nōw ḥinnōw veChen wə·ḥên wəḥên