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Entry for Strong's #3653 - כֵּן

Word Origin
the same as (03651), used as a noun
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) base, stand, pedestal, office, foot, place, estate

1a) base, pedestal

1b) office, place

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3779 ‑ οὕτως (hoo'‑to);  746 ‑ ἀρχή (ar‑khay');  804 ‑ ἀσφαλής (as‑fal‑ace');  939 ‑ βάσις (bas'‑ece);  1516 ‑ εἰρηνικός (i‑ray‑nee‑kos');  1565 ‑ ἐκεῖνος (ek‑i'‑nos);  2091 ‑ ἑτοιμασία (het‑oy‑mas‑ee'‑ah);  3664 ‑ ὅμοιος (hom'‑oy‑os);  3778 ‑ αὗται (hoo'‑tos, hoo'‑toy, how'‑tay, how'‑tahee);  4491 ‑ ῥίζα (hrid'‑zah);  5117 ‑ τόπος (top'‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17) NAS (34) HCS (17)
Genesis 2
Exodus 7
Leviticus 1
1 Kings 2
Isaiah 1
Daniel 4
Genesis 7
Exodus 8
Leviticus 1
Numbers 2
Joshua 1
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 2
Ezra 1
Proverbs 1
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 2
Daniel 3
Genesis 2
Exodus 7
Leviticus 1
1 Kings 2
Isaiah 1
Daniel 4
P-d 1
n-cms 3
P-d 1
n-cms 2
P-d 1
n-cms 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

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.

A) nk (כנ KN) AC: ? CO: Base AB: ?: The base that supports that which stands firm.

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)

Nf1) enk (כנה KNH) - Stalk: The base and support of a plant. KJV (2): vineyard - Strongs: H3657 (כַּנָּה), H3661 (כָּנַן)

pf1) emnk (כנמה KNMH) - So: A firmness in a situation. [Aramaic only] KJV (5): thus, so, sort, manner - Strongs: H3660 (כְּנֵמָא)

kcf1) enfkm (מכונה MKWNH) - Base: What is firm and supports something. KJV (23): base - Strongs: H4350 (מְכֹנָה)

kdf1) enfkm (מכונה MKWNH) - Base: What is firm and supports something. KJV (1): base - Strongs: H4369 (מְכֻנָה)

C) nka (אכנ AKN) AC: Firm CO: ? AB: ?: A firm or sure position.

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)

G) nek (כהנ KHN) AC: Adorn CO: Priest AB: ?: The base which supports the people.

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)

Nm) nek (כהנ KHN) - Priest: [Aramaic only] KJV (8): priest - Strongs: H3549 (כָּהֵן)

df1) enfek (כהונה KHWNH) - Priesthood: The group of those who support the community. KJV (14): priesthood, priests office - Strongs: H3550 (כְּהֻנָּה)

gm) nefk (כוהנ KWHN) - Priest: KJV (750): priest, chief, officer, prince - Strongs: H3548 (כֹּהֵן)

H) enk (כנה KNH) AC: Support CO: Flatter AB: ?: Words or names that are given in support of another.

V) enk (כנה KNH) - Flatter: To give words or a name of honor. KJV (4): (vf: Piel) surname, flattering title - Strongs: H3655 (כָּנָה)

J) nfk (כונ KWN) AC: Firm CO: Foundation AB: ?

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)

Nm) nfk (כונ KWN) - Cake: As firmly pressed. KJV (2): cake - Strongs: H3561 (כַּוָּן)

am) nfkm (מכונ MKWN) - Foundation: A firm place of support. KJV (17): place, habitation, foundation - Strongs: H4349 (מָכוֹן)

if1) enfkt (תכונה TKWNH) - Foundation: KJV (1): seat - Strongs: H8499 (תְּכוּנָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 III. כֵּן noun masculine base, pedestal, office (Late Hebrew כַּנָּה; Aramaic כַּנְתָּא, ) — absolute ׳כ Isaiah 33:23; 1 Kings 7:31 (but see below); suffix כַּנּוֺ Exodus 30:18 11t.; כַּנֶּ֑ךָ Genesis 40:13; כַּנִּי Genesis 41:13; —

1 literally base, pedestal, 1 Kings 7:31 (like) the work of a pedestal (Th VB), according to Sta ZAW iii, 1883,161, 162 מַעֲשֵׂהכֵֿן is in wrong place, being originally part of a gloss to 1 Kings 7:35; — ׳כ in 1 Kings 7:29 = thus, or is text error; — כֵּןתָּֿרְנָם Isaiah 33:23 the base ( support or socket) of their mast (so Thes and most); especially of base of laver of tabernacle Exodus 30:18,28; Exodus 31:9; Exodus 35:16; Exodus 38:8; Exodus 39:39; Exodus 40:11; Leviticus 8:11 (all P).

2 office, place Genesis 40:13; Genesis 41:13 (both E); hence (late) עַלכַּֿנּוֺ in his place Daniel 11:20,21,38 (i.e. in his stead, as his successor, compare German an seiner Stelle); עַל omitted Daniel 11:7.

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List of Word Forms
וְכַנּ֥וֹ וכנו כֵ֔ן כֵּ֣ן כַּנִּ֖י כַּנֶּ֑ךָ כַּנּ֑וֹ כַּנּ֖וֹ כַּנּ֛וֹ כַּנּ֣וֹ כַּנּֽוֹ׃ כַּנּוֹ֙ כן כנו כנו׃ כני כנך Chen kan·ne·ḵā kan·nî kan·nōw kanNecha kanneḵā kanNi kannî kanNo kannōw ken kên ḵên vechanNo wə·ḵan·nōw wəḵannōw
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