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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #03196 - יַיִן
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
יַיִן const. יֵין, once יַיִן Song of Solomon 8:2 with suff. יֵינִי m.
(1) wine, perhaps so called from bubbling up and fermenting, see יָוַן, unless it be deemed better to regard it as a primitive. (Arab. وَيْنُ collect. clusters becoming black, with the noun of unity وَيْنَةُ, Eth. ወደነ፡ a vineyard, wine, Greek οἶνος, Latin vinum, Armen. գիՆի gini). בֵּית הַיַּיִן house of wine, Song of Solomon 2:4, poet. for בֵּית מִשְׁתֵּה הַיַּיִן Esther 7:8, convivial room, and the words in the cited place, הֱבִיאַנִי אֶל־בֵּית הַיַּיִן “he brought me to the house of wine,” for he intoxicated me with love, μεθύσκομαι ἔρωτι. Vulg. cella vinaria. Others understand it to mean a vineyard, which in this context would be frigid.
(2) meton. effect of wine, intoxication, Genesis 9:24; 1 Samuel 1:14, 25:37.
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