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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #07442 - רָנַן
1) to overcome
1a) (Hithpolel) to be overcome
2) to cry out, shout for joy, give a ringing cry
2a1) to give a ringing cry (in joy, exaltation, distress)
2a2) to cry aloud (in summons, exhortation of wisdom)
2b) (Piel) to give a ringing cry (in joy, exultation, praise
2c) (Pual) ringing cry, singing out (passive)
2d) (Hiphil) to cause to ring or sing out (for joy)
2e) (Hithpolel) rejoicing (participle)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רָנַן fut. יָרֹן (once יָרוּן as if from the root רוּן Proverbs 29:6), pr. to emit a tremulous and stridulous sound. Specially used
(1) of the tremulous sound of a mast or tall pole shaken by the wind; hence אֹרֶן, תֹּרֶן; also used of the sound of a torrent (see אַרְנוֹן ).
(2) as a verb it is, to vibrate the voice (trillern); hence
(a) to shout for joy, to lift up joyful outcries (but not with an articulate voice), Leviticus 9:24; Job 38:7; Isaiah 12:6, 35:6 54:1. It is also used of inanimate things, Isaiah 44:23, 49:13.
(b) used of a mournful outcry, to wail (wimmern), Lamentations 2:19.
Piel רִנֵּן i.q. Kal No. 2, to shout for joy, Psalms 98:8, 132:16 followed by בְּ concerning anything, Psalms 33:1, 89:13 92:5 followed by עַל (at the destruction of any one), Jeremiah 51:48. But followed by an acc. of person or thing, to celebrate with shouting, Psalms 51:16, 59:17 followed by אֶל Psalms 84:3 לְ Psalms 95:1.
Pual, pass. Isaiah 16:10.
(1) trans. to cause to shout for joy, Psalms 65:9; Job 29:13.
(2) to shout for joy, to rejoice, Deuteronomy 32:43 followed by לְ Psalms 81:2.
Derivatives, see Kal No. 1; also, רֹן, רִנָּה, and
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