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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3664 - כָּנַס

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

1) to gather, collect, wrap

1a) (Qal) to gather

1b) (Piel) to gather

1c) (Hithpael) to gather together, wrap oneself up

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4863 ‑ συνάγω (soon‑ag'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (11) NAS (11) HCS (11)
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 2
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 2
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 3
Isaiah 1
Ezekiel 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2267) xnk (כנס KNS) AC: Gather CO: ? AB: ?: [from: nk- gathering]

V) xnk (כנס KNS) - Gather: KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Hitpael, Piel) gather, together, heap, wrap - Strongs: H3664 (כָּנַס)

hm) xnkm (מכנס MKNS) - Undergarment: A piece of clothing that is gathered up. KJV (5): breeches - Strongs: H4370 (מִכְנָס)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [כָּנַס] verb gather, collect (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּנַס (see also כנשׁ); Ethiopic in derived conjugation assemble for worship, etc.; Arabic is sweep, sweep away, destroy) —

Qal (late) Perfect 1 singular כָּנַסְתִּי Ecclesiastes 2:8; Imperative כְּנוֺס Esther 4:16; Infinitive construct 1 Chronicles 22:2 3t.; Participle כֹּנֵס Psalm 33:7; — gather people 1 Chronicles 22:2; Esther 4:16; כַּנֵּד מֵי הַיָּ֑ם נֹתֵן בְּאוֺצָרוֺת תְּהוֺמוֺת׳כ Psalm 33:7 (read perhaps, for כַּנֵּד, כַּנּאֹד as in a wine skin, see נאד, נד); gather, collect portions of harvest for priests and Levites Nehemiah 12:44; stones Ecclesiastes 3:5 (opposed to השׁליך); silver and gold = amass wealth Ecclesiastes 2:8; absolute Ecclesiastes 2:26 ("" אסף).

Pi`el Perfect 1 singular וְכִנַּסְתִּ֫י אֶתְכֶם Ezekiel 22:21 and I will gather you together (for punishment; Co translates to Ezekiel 22:20 and reads for וְהִנַּחְתִּ֫י; "" קבץ Ezekiel 22:19; Ezekiel 22:20); of restoration וְכִנַּסְתִּים אֶלאַֿדְמָתָם Ezekiel 39:28, and יְכַנֵּס Psalm 147:2.

Hithpa`el Infinitive construct כְּהִתְכַּנֵּסוְהַמַּסֵּכָה צָרָה Isaiah 28:20 and the covering is (too) narrow when one gathers oneself together ("" מֵהִשְׂתָּרֵעַקָצַר הַמַּצָּע), i.e. the bed is too short to stretch oneself at full length, and when one (perforce) draws up the feet, the covering becomes too narrow.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to collect, gather, to heap up, as stones, Ecclesiastes 3:5 treasures, Ecclesiastes 2:8, 26 water, Psalms 33:7.

(2) to gather together, persons. Esther 4:16; 1 Chronicles 22:2 

[“(3) to hide, see Hithp. and deriv. מִכְנָסַיִם.”]

(Aram. כְּנַם to collect, to gather together. Arab. كنز id., also, to lay up, elsewhere كنس. Cognate to this are the transposed roots נָכַס; whence נֶכֶס treasure, and סָכַן; whence מִסְכְּנוֹת stores: also, by a softening of letters, נָּנַז.)

Piel, i.q. Kal No. 2, to gather together persons. Ezekiel 22:21, 39:28 Psalms 147:2.

Hithpael, to hide oneself away, to wrap oneself up. Isaiah 28:20, וְהַמַּסֵּכָה צָרָה כְּהִתְכַּנֵּם “and the covering is too narrow for one to wrap himself in it.” Compare כְּ B 5.

Hence מִכְנָסַיִם [“כּוֹס, כִּיס”].

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List of Word Forms
וְכִנַּסְתִּ֖ים וְכִנַּסְתִּ֣י וְלִכְנ֗וֹס וכנסתי וכנסתים ולכנוס יְכַנֵּֽס׃ יכנס׃ כְּהִתְכַּנֵּֽס׃ כְּנ֣וֹס כְּנ֨וֹס כָּנַ֤סְתִּי כֹּנֵ֣ס כהתכנס׃ כנוס כנס כנסתי לִכְנ֨וֹס לִכְנוֹס֙ לכנוס kā·nas·tî kaNasti kānastî kə·hiṯ·kan·nês kə·nō·ws kehitkanNes kəhiṯkannês keNos kənōws kō·nês koNes kōnês lichnOs liḵ·nō·ws liḵnōws vechinnasTi vechinnasTim velichNos wə·ḵin·nas·tî wə·ḵin·nas·tîm wə·liḵ·nō·ws wəḵinnastî wəḵinnastîm wəliḵnōws yə·ḵan·nês yechanNes yəḵannês
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