Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #403 - אָכֵן
1) surely, truly, indeed
1a) truly, indeed (strong assertive force)
1b) but indeed, but in fact (emphasizing a contrast)
1244) nk (כנ KN) AC: Stand CO: Root AB: Sure: The pictograph k is a picture of the open palm, the n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "opening of a seed". When the seed opens the roots begin to form the base of the plant by going down into the soil. The plant rises out of the ground forming the stalk of the plant. A tall tree can only stand tall and firm because of the strong root system which supports it.
Nm) nk (כנ KN) - I. So:A firmness in a situation. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Firm:A standing tall and firm. An upright person of column. III. Base:The base which provides support as well as a persons home or family as a base. IV. Gnat:Possibly as a firm standing insect. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (74): foot, estate, base, office, place, well, so, thus, like, well, such, howbeit, state, after, that, following, therefore, wherefore, lice, manner - Strongs: H3651 (כֵּן), H3652 (כֵּן), H3653 (כֵּן), H3654 (כֵּן)
Nm) nka (אכנ AKN) - Surely: To be firm in something. [df: Ka] KJV (40): also, but, certainly, even, howbeit, least, nevertheless, notwithstanding, only, save, scarce, surely, sure, truly, verily, wherefore, yet - Strongs: H389 (אַךְ), H403 (אָכֵן)
V) nek (כהנ KHN) - Adorn: To put on special ornaments or garments for a special office or event. (see Isaiah 61:10) KJV (23): (vf: Piel) minister, execute, deck, office, priest - Strongs: H3547 (כָּהַן)
V) nfk (כונ KWN) - Firm: To set something firmly in place, either physically or with words. KJV (219): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Hophal) prepare, establish, ready, provide, right, fix, set, direct, order, fashion, certain, confirm, firm - Strongs: H3559 (כּוּן)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָכֵן (prop. inf. abs. Hiphil, from the root בּוּן, for הָכֵן, הָכֵין establishing, Ch. הָכֵיז, הָכֵי [“Others i.q. כֵּן with א prosthetic.”]) adv.
(1) of affirming strongly, surely! Genesis 28:16; Exodus 2:14; Jeremiah 8:8.
(2) adversat. but, yet, Psalms 31:23; Isaiah 49:4, 53:4. Hence, by abbreviation, is אַךְ, which see. [This obs. is omitted in Ges. corr.]
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