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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #04616 - מַעַן

Transliteration
ma‛an
Phonetics
mah'-an  
Word Origin
from (06030)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
1650g
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) purpose, intent

1a) for the sake of

1b) in view of, on account of

1c) for the purpose of, to the intent that, in order to conjunction

1d) to the end that

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (10) NAS (165) HCS (250)
Genesis 3
Exodus 1
Numbers 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 1
Psalms 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Genesis 4
Exodus 5
Leviticus 3
Numbers 3
Deuteronomy 28
Joshua 4
Judges 2
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 9
2 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 4
Nehemiah 1
Job 2
Psalms 19
Proverbs 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 12
Ezekiel 26
Daniel 2
Joel 1
Amos 2
Micah 2
Habakkuk 1
Zechariah 2
Genesis 6
Exodus 15
Leviticus 2
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 44
Joshua 6
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 16
2 Kings 9
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 9
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 3
Psalms 31
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 23
Jeremiah 21
Ezekiel 36
Daniel 2
Hosea 1
Joel 1
Amos 3
Obadiah 1
Micah 2
Habakkuk 2
Zechariah 2
BYZ TIS TR
P-p 10
P-p 10
P-p 10
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1359) no (אהנ AhN) AC: Watch CO: Eye AB: Affliction: The pictograph o is a picture of the eye, the n is a picture of a seed representing continuance. Combined these mean "eye of continuance". The nomadic agriculturist carefully watches over his livestock and crops by keeping a close eye on them. It was common to construct a shelter consisting of a roof on four posts, as a shelter from the glare of the sun. (eng: eye - with the removal of the n)

A) no (אהנ AhN) AC: Watch CO: Furrow AB: Affliction: A watching over something of importance. The furrow formed between the eyes when intently looking or from depression. A cloud as a covering that provides shade.

Nf3) tfno (אהנות AhNWT) - Affliction: An oppression or depression. KJV (1): affliction - Strongs: H6039 (עֱנוּת)

am) nom (מאהנ MAhN) - That: A close watching. [Always used with the prefix l meaning "to"] KJV (10): that, to, for, because, lest, intent - Strongs: H4616 (מַעַן)

af1 ) enom (מאהנה MAhNH) - Furrow: A depression in the ground. KJV (3): acre, furrow - Strongs: H4618 (מַעֲנָה)

fm) ino (אהני AhNY) - Affliction: One who is oppressed or depressed. Also the oppression or depression. KJV (120): affliction, trouble, poor, lowly, man - Strongs: H6040 (עֳנִי), H6041 (עָנִי)

iff2) tinot (תאהנית TAhNYT) - Fasting: Through the idea of affliction. KJV (1): heaviness - Strongs: H8589 (תַּעֲנִית)

B) nno (אהננ AhNN) AC: Watch CO: Cloud AB: ?: A watching over something of importance.

V) nno (אהננ AhNN) - Watch: KJV (11): (vf: Piel, Participle) observer, soothsayer, bring, sorceress, enchanter - Strongs: H6049 (עָנַן)

Nm) nno (אהננ AhNN) - Cloud: As watched to tell the weather. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (88): cloud - Strongs: H6050 (עֲנָן), H6051 (עָנָן)

Nf1) enno (אהננה AhNNH) - Cloud: As watched to tell the weather. KJV (1): cloud - Strongs: H6053 (עֲנָנָה)

bm) nino (אהנינ AhNYN) - Business: A careful watching over a task or burden. KJV (8): traveil, business - Strongs: H6045 (עִנְיָן)

H) eno (אהנה AhNH) AC: Afflict CO: Depression AB: ?: A furrow depression is formed between the eyes when watching intensely. The furrow may also be formed by concentration or depression.

V) eno (אהנה AhNH) - Afflict: To oppress another causing depression. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (85): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) afflict, humble, force, exercise, sing - Strongs: H6031 (עָנָה), H6033 (עֲנֵה)

J) nfo (אהונ AhWN) AC: Watch CO: Abode AB: ?: The home is a place closely watched. Protection of the home by keeping of a close eye on it.

V) nfo (אהונ AhWN) - Watch: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) eyed - Strongs: H5770 (עָיַן)

Nf1) enfo (אהונה AhWNH) - Habitation: KJV (1): duty - Strongs: H5772 (עֹנָה)

am) nfom (מאהונ MAhWN) - Abode: The dwelling place of a god (temple) , man (home) or animal (den) . Also a retreat. [df: Nyem] KJV (19): habitation, dwelling, den, dwellingplace - Strongs: H4583 (מָעִין)

kf1 ) enfom (מאהונה MAhWNH) - Abode: The dwelling place of a god (temple) , man (home) or animal (den) . Also a retreat. KJV (9): dwelling, place, den, refuge, habitation - Strongs: H4585 (מְעוֹנָה)

K) fno (אהנו AhNW) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Gentle: In the sense of a careful watching.

Nm) fno (אהנו AhNW) - Gentle: One who is oppressed or depressed. [df: wyne] KJV (26): meek, humble, poor, lowly - Strongs: H6035 (עָנָיו)

Nf1 ) efno (אהנוה AhNWH) - Gentleness: KJV (7): humility, gentleness, meekness - Strongs: H6037 (עַנְוָה), H6038 (עֲנָוָה)

L) noi (יאהנ YAhN) AC: Watch CO: Owl AB: ?

Nf ) noi (יאהנ YAhN) - I. Because:In the sense of paying attention. II. Yaeyn:An unknown bird. KJV (18): because, even seeing, forasmuch, that, whereas, why, ostrich - Strongs: H3282 (יַעַן), H3283 (יָעֵן)

Nf1) enoi (יאהנה YAhNH) - Owl: A bird that watches. KJV (8): owl - Strongs: H3284 (יַעֲנָה)

M) nio (אהינ AhYN) AC: ? CO: Eye AB: ?: The eye reveals the heart of the person. A well, spring or fountain as the eye of the ground.

Nf) nio (אהינ AhYN) - Eye: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (892): eye, sight, seem, colour, fountain, well, face, presence, before, conceit, think - Strongs: H5869 (עַיִן), H5870 (עַיִן)

am) niom (מאהינ MAhYN) - Spring: As the eye of the ground. KJV (23): fountain, well, spring - Strongs: H4599 (מַעְיָנָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מַ֫עַן] substantive purpose, intent, only with לְ, in לְמַ֫עַן271

preposition and

conjunction for the sake of, on account of, to the intent or in order that (abbreviated from מַעֲנֶה: compare מַ֫עַל; Kö ii. 116); — with suffix לְמַעֲנִי, לְמַעַנְךָ, and לְמַעַנְכֶם; — 1. preposition: —

a. Genesis 18:24 wilt thou ... not spare the place למען חמשׁים הציקים for the sake of the 50 righteous? Deuteronomy 30:6 חַיֶּיךָ׳ל for thy life's sake, 1 Kings 8:41 the foreigner who comer from afar שְׁמֶ֑ךָ׳ל, Isaiah 43:14 לְמַעַנְכֶם שִׁלַּחְתִּי בָבֶ֫לָה, Isaiah 45:4; Isaiah 62:1 ציון׳ל, Isaiah 63:17 עבדיך׳ל, Isaiah 65:8; Ezekiel 36:22 (twice in verse); Job 18:4; Psalm 122:8; Psalm 122:9; (׳עַבְדִּי ד) לְמַעַן דָּוִד, i.e. for the sake of David's memory, and the promises given to him, 1 Kings 11:12,13,32,34; 1 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19; 2 Kings 19:34 (= Isaiah 37:35), Isaiah 20:6 (all D2); לְמַעֲנִי (of ׳י) for my own sake, i.e. to vindicate my name, 2 Kings 19:34 (= Isaiah 37:35), 2 Kings 20:6; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 48:11 לְמַעֲנִי לְמַעֲנִי אֶעֲשֶׁה, so לְמַעַנְךָ Daniel 9:19, אֲדֹנָי׳ל Daniel 9:17; ׳י is said (or entreated) to act (שִׁמְךָ, שְׁמִי) לְמַעַן שְׁמוֺ i.e. to maintain his reputation, or character, Psalm 23:3; Psalm 25:11; Psalm 31:4; Psalm 79:9; Psalm 106:8; Psalm 143:11; Jeremiah 14:7,21; Ezekiel 20:9,14,22,44; Isaiah 48:9; simile חַסְדְּךָ׳ל (i.e. to maintain it consistently) Psalm 6:5; Psalm 44:27, טוּבְךָ׳ל Psalm 25:7, צִדְקוֺ׳ל Isaiah 42:21.

b. In view of, on account of (but not expressing causation distinctly, like מִן 2 f, or מִמְּנֵי), Deuteronomy 3:26 בי לְמַעַנְכֶם׳ויתעבר י on your account, 1 Kings 11:39 זֹאת׳ל in view of this, שׁוֺרֲרַי׳ל on account of my watchful foes, Psalm 5:9; Psalm 27:11, צורריך׳ל Psalm 8:3, simil. Psalm 69:19; Psalm 48:12 ( Psalm 97:8) משׁפטיך׳ישמח הר ציון ֗֗֗ ל in view of thy judgments.

c. Sq. infinitive Genesis 18:19 ׳לְמַעַן הָבִיא י for the purpose of J.'s bringing = to the intent that J. might bring, Genesis 37:22 הַצִּיל׳ל in order to rescue, Genesis 50:20; Exodus 1:11; Exodus 9:16; Exodus 10:1, etc., Deuteronomy 2:30; Deuteronomy 6:28, etc., 2 Kings 10:19; Jeremiah 7:10,18; Jeremiah 11:5; Jeremiah 50:34 (on הִרגיע, see עַד

2 a b), Ezekiel 14:5; Ezekiel 21:5; Ezekiel 22:6 etc., Ezekiel 36:5, + often (Kö iii.595f.). Once, pleonastic, לְמַעַן לָמוּג לֵב Ezekiel 21:20 (compare כַּעֲבוּר לְ 1 Chronicles 19:3; but read probably הִמּוֺג).

2. conjunction (followed by imperfect): —

a.לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר Genesis 18:19 I have known him אשׁר יְצַוֶּה׳ל to the end that he might command, etc., Deuteronomy 27:3; Joshua 3:4; 2 Samuel 13:5; Jeremiah 42:6; more often

b. without אשׁר, as Genesis 12:13 לְמַעַן יִיטַב לִי, Genesis 27:25; Exodus 4:5 יאמינו׳ל, Exodus 8:6; Exodus 8:18; Exodus 9:29; Exodus 10:2; Isaiah 5:19; Isaiah 23:16; Psalm 9:15; Psalm 30:13; Psalm 48:14 + often (Kö iii.571).

c. Sq. לֹא (a) אשׁר לֹא׳ל Numbers 17:5; Deuteronomy 20:18; Ezekiel 31:14; Ezekiel 36:30; Ezekiel 46:18; (b) לֹא׳ל Ezekiel 14:11; Ezekiel 19:9; Ezekiel 25:10; Ezekiel 26:20; Zechariah 12:7; Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:80; Psalm 125:3 (Kö iii 574Less common than לְבִלְתִּי or מִן with infinitive, or מֶּןֿ).

Note

1לְמַעַן is always in order that, never merely so that ἐκβατικῶς); but sometimes, in rhetorical passages, the issue of a line of action, though really undesigned, is represented by it ironically as if it were designed: Deuteronomy 29:18 (see Dr) ׳סְפוֺת וגו׳וְהִתְבָּרֵךְ כִּלְבָבוֺ ֗֗֗ ל and he congratulate himself ... in order to sweep away the moistened with the dry (i.e. to destroy all together), Isaiah 30:1; Isaiah 44:9 יֵבוֺשׁוּ׳בל יראו ובל ידעו ל in orer that they may be put to shame, Jeremiah 7:18 הַכְעִיסֵנִי׳ל, Jeremiah 7:19 בּשֶׁת פְנֵיהֶם׳ל, Jeremiah 27:10,15; Jeremiah 32:29; Hosea 8:4 their silver, etc., they have made into idols יִכָרֵת׳ל in order that it may be cut off (of course, not the real purpose of the idolatry), Amos 2:7; Micah 6:16: compare Psalm 51:6 (see Comn.) in order that thou mightest be just when thou judgest (that Isaiah , by manifesting thy justice in judgement on my sin). compare Qor 28:7 (Fl Kl. Schr. i. 397 f.).

Note 2. — In Joshua 4:24 for the anomalous יְרָאתֶם׳ל, read infinitive יִרְאָתָם׳ל in order that they might fear (Dr§ 14Obs.): Nehemiah 6:13 לְמַעַן שָׂכוּר הוּא לְמַעַן אִירָא (si vera 1.) the first ׳ל points forwards, to this intent was he hired, to the intent that I should be afraid. — On Proverbs 16:4, see מַעֵנֶה above

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List of Word Forms
הַ֭לְמַעַנְךָ הלמענך וּלְמַ֖עַן וּלְמַ֙עַן֙ וּלְמַ֛עַן וּלְמַ֜עַן וּלְמַ֡עַן וּלְמַ֣עַן וּלְמַ֤עַן וּלְמַ֥עַן וּלְמַ֨עַן ולמען לְ֝מַ֗עַן לְ֠מַעַן לְ֭מַעַן לְמַ֕עַן לְמַ֖עַן לְמַ֗עַן לְמַ֙עַן֙ לְמַ֛עַן לְמַ֜עַן לְמַ֡עַן לְמַ֣עַן לְמַ֣עַן ׀ לְמַ֣עַנְכֶ֔ם לְמַ֤עַן לְמַ֤עַן ׀ לְמַ֥עַן לְמַ֧עַן לְמַ֨עַן לְמַֽעֲנְךָ֣ לְמַֽעֲנִ֔י לְמַֽעַן־ לְמַעֲנִ֑י לְמַעֲנִ֛י לְמַעֲנִ֧י לְמַעַן֩ לְמַעַן֮ לְמַעַן־ לְמַעַנְכֶ֛ם לְמַעַנְכֶ֞ם לְמַעַנְכֶ֣ם למען למען־ למעני למענך למענכם hal·ma·‘an·ḵā halma‘anḵā Halmaancha lə·ma·‘ă·nî lə·ma·‘an lə·ma·‘an- lə·ma·‘ăn·ḵā lə·ma·‘an·ḵem ləma‘an ləma‘an- ləma‘ănî ləma‘ănḵā ləma‘anḵem leMaan lemaanCha leMaanChem lemaaNi ū·lə·ma·‘an ūləma‘an uleMaan

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