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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #1780 - דִּין

Word Origin:
corresponding to (01779)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) judgment

Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (5)NAS (5)HCS (5)
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1083) nd (דנ DN) AC: Rule CO: Ruler AB: Quarrel: The pictograph d is a picture of a door. The n is a picture of a seed representing the idea of life. Combined these pictures mean "the door of life". The ancient Hebrew concept of a "judge" is one who restores life. The goal of one that rules or judges is to bring a pleasant and righteous life to the people. This can also mean a deliverer as one whom restores life to his people. (eng: damn - with an added m; dean - as a judge)

A) nd (דנ DN) AC: Quarrel CO: ? AB: ?: A quarrel requiring the need of a ruler or judge to mediate the incident.

km) ndm (מדנ MDN) - Quarrel: KJV (3): discord, strife - Strongs: H4090 (מְדָן)

acm) nfdm (מדונ MDWN) - Quarrel: KJV (18): strife, contention, discord - Strongs: H4066 (מָדוֹן)

hbm) nidm (מדינ MDYN) - Quarrel: KJV (9): contention, brawling - Strongs: H4079 (מִדְיָן)

C) nda (אדנ ADN) AC: ? CO: Base AB: Lord: The foundation of a column or pillar as the support of the structure.

Nm) nda (אדנ ADN) - Base: KJV (56): socket, foundation - Strongs: H134 (אֶדֶן)

cm) nfda (אדונ ADWN) - Lord: The ruler as the foundation to the community. KJV (335): lord, owner, master, sir - Strongs: H113 (אָדֹן)

cfm) infda (אדוני ADWNY) - Lord: The ruler as the foundation to the community. KJV (434): lord, god - Strongs: H136 (אֲדֹנָי)

M) nid (דינ DYN) AC: Judge CO: ? AB: Judge

V) nid (דינ DYN) - Judge: [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: Nwd] KJV (26): (vf: Paal, Niphal) judge, plead the cause, contend, execute, strife - Strongs: H1777 (דּוּן), H1778 (דִּין)

Nm ) nid (דינ DYN) - I. Judge:[df: Nwd]II. Judgment:[Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (28): judge, judgment, cause, plea, strife, tread, out - Strongs: H1779 (דּוּן), H1780 (דִּין), H1781 (דַּיָּן), H1782 (דַּיָּן)

kf1) enidm (מדינה MDYNH) - Province: The jurisdiction of responsibility of a judge or lord. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (55): province - Strongs: H4082 (מְדִינָה), H4083 (מְדִינָה)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ דִּין noun masculine Ezra 7:26 judgement; — absolute ׳ד Daniel 4:34 = justice (of ways of God); emphatic דִּינָה מִתְעֲבֵד מִנֵּהּ Ezra 7:26 judgment be executed upon him; דִּינָא = Judges , court Daniel 7:10,26 #NAME? Daniel 7:22 (reading ׳וְדיְהִב [יְתִב וְשָׁלְטָנָא], Ew Bev Kmp Dr); ᵑ0 however = judgment was given in favour of (see Dr).


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Gesenius Definition

דִּין fut. יָדִין pret. דָּן.

(1)  to rule, to regulate. (Prop. apparently, to subdue, to subjugate, causat. of the root דּוּן which see, as if for הֵדִין.) Const. with acc. 1 Samuel 2:10; Zechariah 3:7, “thou shalt rule my house.”

(2) to judge, i.q. שָׁפַט, but more often in poetic language. As the ideas of ruling and judging are in practice closely joined in the East, so also are they closely connected in the languages; compare שָׁפַט also دَانَ and حكم. Genesis 49:16, דָּן יָדִין עַמּוֹ “Dan shall judge his people;” more often used of God as the judge of the nations, Psalms 7:9, 9:9 50:4 72:2 96:10 Isaiah 3:13. To judge any one is specially used for

(a) to condemn, to punish the guilty, κατακρίνειν, Genesis 15:14; Job 36:31, seq.; followed by בְּ Psalms 110:6.

(b) to defend the right of any one, to cause him to obtain his right; spoken of a just judge, especially of God; Proverbs 31:9, דִּין עָנִי וְאֶבְיוֹן “judge the poor and needy;” Genesis 30:6, דָּנַנִּי אֱלֹהִים “God has judged my cause;” Psalms 54:3, וּבִגְבוּרָֽתְךָ תְרִינֵנִי “according to thy might judge me,” i.e. avenge me. More fully, Jeremiah 5:28, 22:16, דָּן דִּין עָנִי וְאֶבְיוֹן “he has judged the cause of the poor and needy;” Jeremiah 30:13.

(3) Followed by עִם, to contend with any one, like Niphal, Ecclesiastes 6:10.

Niphal נָדוֹן recipr, to contend together [דּוּן in Thes.], 2 Samuel 19:10 compare syn. נִשְׁפַט. (Arab. حكم to judge, III., IV., to strive). Hence besides the words immediately following, דָּן, מָדוֹן, מְדָנִים, מְדִינָה and the pr.n. מִדְיָן, מְדָן, דָּנִיֵּאל.

דִּין and דּוֹן Chald.-id. part. Ezra 7:25.

דִּין m.

(1)  judgment (hence in the western languages I consider to be derived Hom. δήνεα), Psalms 76:9 כִּסֵּא דִין tribunal, Proverbs 20:8.

(2) a cause which is judged; Deuteronomy 17:8, לְדִין בֵּין דִּין “between one cause and another,” Proverbs 29:7 עָשָׂה דִין Psal. 140:13, i.q. דָּן דִּין to judge, or protect any one’s cause; Esther 1:13 כָּל־יֹדְעֵי דָת וָדִין “all who knew law and right;” Job 36:17, דִּין and מִשְׁפָט are opposed to one another, like crime and punishment.

(3) strife, controversy, see the root No. 3, and Niph. Proverbs 22:10.

דִּין Chald.

(1)  judgment, meton, used for supreme tribunal; compare دِيوَانُ the highest tribunal; Daniel 7:10, דִּינָא יְתִב “the judgment was set,” verse 26.

(2) right, justice; Daniel 4:34, אָרְחָתֵהּ דִּין “his ways are justice;” Daniel 7:22, וְדִינָא יְהִב לְקַדִּישֵׁי עֶלְיוֹנִין “and (until) justice was done to the saints of the most high.”

(3) penalty, Ezra 7:26.

List of Word Forms
דִּ֑ין דִּינָ֕ה דִּינָ֥א דין דינא דינה וְדִינָ֖א וְדִינָ֣א ודינא dî·nā dî·nāh Din dîn diNa dînā diNah dînāh vediNa wə·ḏî·nā wəḏînā

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