Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5125 - נוּן
1) (Niphal) continue, to increase, propagate
2) (Hiphil) continue, to increase, propagate
1313) nn (ננ NN) AC: ? CO: Sprout AB: Continue: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "seed of seed". The seed is the continuation of life from the parent plant. This cycle continues generation after generation. (eng: new - with the removal of the final n)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נוּן Niphal (according to קרי), or Hiphil (according to כתיב), to sprout, to put forth, Psalms 72:17, לִפְנֵי־שֶׁמֶשׁ יִנּוֹן שְׁמוֹ “as long as the sun remains, his name shall flourish.” Hence נִין progeny, and probab, מָנוֹן; also נוּנָא Syr. and Ch., a fish, so called from its being so prolific; (compare דָּנ).
נוּן (“fish,” see the preceding) [Nun], pr.n of the father of Joshua the leader of Israel, Exodus 33:11; Numbers 11:28, and very often in the book of Joshua. The LXX. write this name Ναυή, an evident error of very ancient copyists (NAYH for NAYN): as it is written in some copies Ναβή and Ναβί (see Holmes.) it may be gathered that more recent copyists took Ναυή to be put by itacism for the Hebrew נביא. Once נוֹן [Non] 1 Chronicles 7:27.
the Third Week after Epiphany