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Strong's #4584 - מָעוֹן

Root Word (Etymology)
the same as (H4583)
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
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Maon or Maonites = “habitation”

1) a man of Judah (noun proper masculine)

2) the inhabitants of the city of Maon (noun proper masculine)

3) a city of Judah located 8 miles south of Hebron (noun proper locative)

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (7)
Joshua 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 4
1 Chronicles 1
NAS (8)
Joshua 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 4
1 Chronicles 2
HCS (7)
Joshua 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
1 Chronicles 2
BSB (8)
Joshua 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 4
1 Chronicles 2
ESV (8)
Joshua 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 4
1 Chronicles 2
WEB (8)
Joshua 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 4
1 Chronicles 2
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. מָעוֺן proper name

1. location in Judah Joshua 15:55 (P), 1 Samuel 25:2 (ᵐ5 Μααν, Μαων), now Ma`în (Buhl Geogr. 163and references), 8 miles south of Hebron; hence ׳מִדְבַּר מ 1 Samuel 23:24,25 (twice in verse), so read also 1 Samuel 25:1 (for ᵑ0פארן) ᵐ5 Th We Dr Bu Klo Kit Löhr; compare

2. masculine in Judah 1 Chronicles 2:45 (twice in verse), ᵐ5 Μεων, Μαων.

3. of a people Judges 10:12 named with Sidonians and Amalek as ancient foes of Israel; possibly intended by writer as = מְעוּנִים q. v.; many read מִדְיָן (ᵐ5 B A ᵐ5 L Μαδιαμ); see GFM. — מְעוֺן see בֵּית בַּעַלמְעוֺן; 1 Chronicles 4:41 see מְעוּנִים.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מָעוֹן m. (from the root עוּן) pl. מְעוּנִים 1 Chronicles 4:41.

(1) a dwelling

(a) of God, used of the temple, Psalms 26:8 of heaven, Psalms 68:6; Deuteronomy 26:15.

(b) of wild beasts, a den, Nahum 2:12; Jeremiah 9:10, 10:22 51:37. Acc. in one’s dwelling, like בֵּית at home, 1 Samuel 2:29, 32 1 Samuel 2:32. Used of a refuge, Psalms 90:1.

(2) [Maon], pr.n.

(a) of a town in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:55; 1 Samuel 25:2, in the vicinity of which was מִדְבַּר־מָעוֹן 1 Samuel 23:24, 25 1 Samuel 23:25.

(b) of an Arabian tribe, in Judges 10:12 connected with the Amalekites, Sidonians, and Philistines, in 2 Chronicles 26:7 with the Arabs, properly so called; plur. מְעוּנִים 2 Ch. loc, cit.; and 1 Chronicles 4:41 קרי. There still exists Maân (معان), a town with a fortress in Arabia Petræa, by the south of the Dead Sea; See Seetzen, in v. Zach’s Monatl. Corresp. xviii, p. 382; and Burckhardt’s Travels in Syria, p. 724, German trans.; and my notes, p. 1069. The Minæi of Arabia are altogether different from these, as was shewn by Bochart, Phaleg. ii. 23. [This place appears rather to be Ma’în معين in the south of Judea, Rob. ii. 193.]

(c) m. 1 Chronicles 2:45.

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List of Word Forms
בְּמָע֜וֹן במעון וּמָע֔וֹן וּמָע֖וֹן ומעון מָע֑וֹן מָע֥וֹן ׀ מָעֽוֹן׃ מָעוֹן֙ מעון מעון׃ bə·mā·‘ō·wn bəmā‘ōwn bemaon mā‘ōwn mā·‘ō·wn maon ū·mā·‘ō·wn ūmā‘ōwn umaon
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