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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #02596 - חָנַךְ

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to train, dedicate, inaugurate

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to train, train up

1a2) to dedicate

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (5) HCS (5)
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Proverbs 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Proverbs 1
Deuteronomy 2
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Proverbs 1
v-qw3mp 2
v-qvms 1
v-qw3mp 2
v-qvms 1
v-qw3mp 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2178) knh (ההנכ HhNK) AC: Dedicate CO: ? AB: Dedication: An infant is trained to suck by placing a sour substance on the roof of the mouth. [from: kh]

V) knh (ההנכ HhNK) - Dedicate: To begin using something new. KJV (5): (vf: Paal) dedicate, train - Strongs: H2596 (חָנַךְ)

bm) kinh (ההניכ HhNYK) - Experienced: Something that is experienced in its use. KJV (1): trained - Strongs: H2593 (חָנִיךְ)

df1) ekfnh (ההנוכה HhNWKH) - Dedication: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (12): dedication - Strongs: H2597 (חֲנֻכָּה), H2598 (חֲנֻכָּה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. חִָנִךְ verb train up, dedicate (compare Arabic apparently denominative from rub palate of child with chewed dates, Lane659a, of midwife rub palate of new-born child with oil, etc., before it begins to suck, Dozy ii, 332; also make experienced, submissive, etc. (as one does a horse by a rope in its mouth) Lane; see also We Skizzen iii, 154; Late Hebrew חִנֵּךְ accustom; Aramaic חֲנַךְ dedicate, חַנֵּיךְ as Late Hebrew; Ethiopic II. perceive, understand (Di108, initiatio is loan-word Id. ib.)) —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular suffix חֲנָכוֺ Deuteronomy 20:5; Imperfect 3 masculine singular suffix יַחְנְכֶנּוּ Deuteronomy 20:5,3masculine plural וַיַּחְנְכוּ 1 Kings 8:63; 2 Chronicles 7:5; Imperative חֲנֹךְ Proverbs 22:6; —

1 train, train up a (the) youth (לַנַּעַר) Proverbs 22:6 (compare Late Hebrew חִנּוּךְ).

2 dedicate, of formal opening of a new house Deuteronomy 20:5 (twice in verse); dedicate, consecrate temple 1 Kings 8:63 2 Chronicles 7:5 (all followed by accusative)

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to make narrow, and intrans. to be narrow, enge fehn, i.q. חָנַק, עָנַק, which see. Hence חֵךְ for חֵנֶךְ, Arab. حَنَكُ jaws; compare עֲנָק a neck, (from the kindred root עָנַק, ) & הָנַק to strangle.

(2) denom. from חֵךְ, حَنَكُ jaws, palate, properly ἐμβύειν, to put something into the mouth, to give to be tasted; then by a common metaphor, in which taste is applied to understanding (see טַעַם and Job 12:11)

(a) to imbue some one with any thing, to instruct, to train up (compare نشع to put something into one’s mouth, also to instruct, to train). Proverbs 22:6, “train up a child according to his way,” as to his manners and habits. It is thus applied to inanimate things, hence

(b) to initiate, a house (that is to dedicate, or to commence to use). Deuteronomy 20:5, the temple, 1 Kings 8:63; 2 Chronicles 7:5. (Arabic حَنَكَ to understand. As to the meaning to perceive as ascribed to the Eth. ሐነከ፡ it does not rest upon sufficient authority; see Ludolfi Lex. Eth., page 40, whilst the additional meanings to know, to perceive by the sense, are altogether incorrect).

Derivatives, חֵךְ, חַכָּה, חָנִיךְ pr.n. חֲנוֹךְ and

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List of Word Forms
וַֽיַּחְנְכוּ֙ ויחנכו חֲנָכ֔וֹ חֲנֹ֣ךְ חנך חנכו יַחְנְכֶֽנּוּ׃ יחנכנו׃ chanaCho chaNoch ḥă·nā·ḵōw ḥă·nōḵ ḥănāḵōw ḥănōḵ vaiyachneChu way·yaḥ·nə·ḵū wayyaḥnəḵū yachneChennu yaḥ·nə·ḵen·nū yaḥnəḵennū
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