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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4542 - מִסְכֵּן
1) poor, poor man
V) nkx (סכנ SKN) - Benefit: To be of use, service or profit in order that one may benefit from it. KJV (14): (vf: Paal, Niphil, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) acquaint, profitable, cherish, advantage, endanger, impoverish, treasure - Strongs: H5532 (סָכַן), H5533 (סָכַן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מִסְכֵּן m. (from the root סָכַן No. 4, to be poor), poor, wretched, Ecclesiastes 4:13, 9:15, 16. Arabic مَسْكِينُ, مِسكِْينُ; Ethiop. መስኪነ፡, whence a new verb መስከነ፡ to be poor, מַסְכֵּן, ܡܣܰܟܢܶ to make poor. Many modern languages have adopted this word (prob. from the Arabic), as the Ital. meschino, meschinello; Portuguese, mesquinho, subst. mesquinhez; French, mesquin, subst. mesquinerie. Hence
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