Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02184 - זְנוּת
1) fornication, harlotry
1152) nz (זנ ZN) AC: Harvest CO: Mattock AB: ?: The pictograph z is a picture of an agricultural cutting implement such as the mattock or hoe. The n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "mattock of the seed". One of the many agricultural tools was a hoe or mattock. This implement had a wide blade for cutting a plant stalks at the roots. The crops were harvested for a supply of foods, which were stored in jars.
agm ) nzafm (מואזנ MWAZN) - Balance: A pair of scales used for weighing. From the ear as the place where balance is determined. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (16): balances - Strongs: H3976 (מֹאזְנַיִם), H3977 (מֹאזְנֵא)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
זְנוּת f. plur. זְנוּתִים (from זָנָה), fornications, whoredoms, always used figuratively
(a) of the worship of idols, Jeremiah 3:2, Ezekiel 23:27, 43:7, Ezekiel 43:9; Hosea 4:11.
(b) of any want of fidelity to God, e.g. that of a complaining and seditious people, Numbers 14:33.