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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
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)
- A2267 Xnk (Gather)
- A2268 Onk (Lower, Bundle, Humility)
- A2894 Plt (Hang)
- A2271 Snk (Gather)
- A2272 Tnk (Associate)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
adverb with strong asseverative force:
a. surely, truly, especially at beginning of a speech (stronger & more decided than אַח) Genesis 28:16; Exodus 2:14; 1 Samuel 15:32; Isaiah 40:7; Isaiah 45:15; Jeremiah 3:23 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 8:8. In 1 Kings 11:2 אָבֵן stands unusually; and מֶּןֿ (compare ᵐ5ᵑ6 ᵑ7) should probably be read (so Klo).
b. emphasizing a contrast, but indeed, but in fact, especially after אָמַרְתִּי I said or thought, expressing the reality, in opposed to what had been wrongly imagined, Isaiah 49:4 b (opposed to v a) Isaiah 53:4 (opposed to Isaiah 53:3 end) Jeremiah 3:20 (opposed to the expectation Jeremiah 3:19 b) Zephaniah 3:7b Psalm 31:23 b (opposed to Psalm 31:23 a) Psalm 66:19; Psalm 82:7 (opposed to Psalm 82:6) Job 32:8 (opposed to Job 32:7).
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.]