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Entry for Strong's #369 - אַיִן

Word Origin
as if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) nothing, not, nought

1a) nothing, nought (noun)

1b) not (negative)

1c) to have not (of possession)

1d) without (adverb)

1e) for lack of (with a preposition)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 134 ‑ αἰνέω (ahee‑neh'‑o);  851 ‑ ἀφαιρέω (af‑ahee‑reh'‑o);  853 ‑ ἀφανίζω (af‑an‑id'‑zo);  3641 ‑ ὀλίγος (ol‑ee'‑gos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (29) NAS (566) HCS (769)
Genesis 5
Judges 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
2 Chronicles 2
Job 3
Psalms 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 3
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 1
Nahum 1
Genesis 23
Exodus 13
Leviticus 13
Numbers 15
Deuteronomy 21
Joshua 4
Judges 18
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 10
1 Kings 18
2 Kings 15
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 20
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 8
Esther 4
Job 26
Psalms 54
Proverbs 31
Ecclesiastes 27
Song of Solomon 5
Isaiah 71
Jeremiah 64
Lamentations 11
Ezekiel 17
Daniel 9
Hosea 10
Joel 3
Amos 4
Obadiah 1
Micah 6
Nahum 7
Habakkuk 2
Zephaniah 3
Haggai 2
Zechariah 3
Malachi 1
Genesis 37
Exodus 21
Leviticus 21
Numbers 18
Deuteronomy 30
Joshua 4
Judges 27
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 33
2 Samuel 15
1 Kings 24
2 Kings 18
1 Chronicles 9
2 Chronicles 25
Ezra 4
Nehemiah 9
Esther 10
Job 37
Psalms 66
Proverbs 37
Ecclesiastes 43
Song of Solomon 5
Isaiah 89
Jeremiah 88
Lamentations 11
Ezekiel 22
Daniel 9
Hosea 13
Joel 3
Amos 5
Obadiah 1
Micah 6
Nahum 7
Habakkuk 3
Zephaniah 3
Haggai 5
Zechariah 4
Malachi 6
P-d 24
P-d 24
P-d 24

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1014) na (אנ AN) AC: Produce CO: Produce AB: ?: The pictograph a represents the ox. The n is a picture of a seed (plant, animal or man) . The male searches out the female and approaches her for reproducing (see Jeremiah 2:24) . This can also be a search for the purpose of producing something.

A) na (אנ AN) AC: ? CO: Ship AB: Where: A ship searches through the sea for a distant coastline (of an island or mainland) in search of the produce for trade. The fig tree produces fruit that is desirable and prolific, since the fig is green and blends in with the leaves, the fruit must be searched out. The searching may result in success or failure.

Nm) na (אנ AN) - Where: A search for a place. KJV (8): whither, how, where, whithersoever, hither - Strongs: H575 (אָנָה)

am) naem (מהאנ MHAN) - Bowl: As the shape of a ship. [Aramaic only] KJV (7): vessel - Strongs: H3984 (מָאן)

fm) ina (אני ANY) - I. Ship:A ship searches through the sea for a distant shore. II. Island:As the destination of a ship. [df: ya]KJV (43): ship, isle, island, country - Strongs: H339 (אִי), H590 (אֳנִי)

ff1 ) eina (אניה ANYH) - Ship: As searching through the sea for a distant shore. KJV (32): ship - Strongs: H591 (אֳנִיָּה)

if) nat (תאנ TAN) - Fig: The tree or fruit. A desirable and prolific fruit that must be searched for as the fruit is green, blending in with the leaves making it difficult to see. KJV (39): fig tree, fig - Strongs: H8384 (תְּאֵנָה)

if1) enat (תאנה TANH) - Occasion: The time of sexual urges when the male searches out the female and approaches her for reproducing. This word can also be applied to any occasion as a result of searching. [df: hnawt] KJV (2): occasion - Strongs: H8385 (תֹּאֲנָה)

B) nna (אננ ANN) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Complain: A complaining from a lack of production. (

V) nna (אננ ANN) - Complain: KJV (2): (vf: Hitpael) complain - Strongs: H596 (אָנַן)

H) ena (אנה ANH) AC: Meet CO: ? AB: ?: The seeking out of another to meet with. A chance encounter or an arrival to another.

V) ena (אנה ANH) - Send: The sending of one for an encounter. KJV (4): (vf: Hitpael, Pual, Piel) deliver - Strongs: H579 (אָנָה)

if1) enat (תאנה TANH) - Occasion: The time of sexual urges when the male searches out the female and approaches her for reproducing. This word can also be applied to any occasion as a result of searching. [df: hnawt] KJV (2): occasion - Strongs: H8385 (תֹּאֲנָה)

J) nfa (אונ AWN) AC: ? CO: Produce AB: Vigor

Nm ) nfa (אונ AWN) - I. Vigor:The power within the belly, or loins, for reproduction or creative work. II. Vanity:The use of the power within the loins for vain or other improper purposes. KJV (90): strength, might, force, goods, substance, iniquity, wicked, vanity, affliction, mischief, unrighteous - Strongs: H202 (אוֹן), H205 (אָוֶן)

im) nfat (תאונ TAWN) - Toil: An exhaustive work. KJV (1): lies - Strongs: H8383 (תְּאֻנִים)

M) nia (אינ AYN) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Nothing: A search or work with no results.

Nm) nia (אינ AYN) - I. Without:A lacking of something or the inability to do or have something. II. Where:The search for a place of unknown origin. KJV (47): except, fail, fatherless, incurable, infinite, innumerable, neither, never, no, none, not, nothing, nought, without, there not, where, whence - Strongs: H369 (אַיִן), H370 (אַיִן), H371 (אִין)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. אַ֫יִן nought.

אִיעֶזֶר see אֲבִיעֶזֶר.

אִיתָמָר see I. אָוָה.

II. אַ֫יִן, אָ֑֫יִן construct אֵין

substantive properly nothing, nought (Moabite אן, Assyrian iânu).

1 Isaiah 40:23 הַנּוֺתֵןרוֺזְנִים לְאָ֑יִן who bringeth princes to nothing; כְּאַיִן as nothing, ib. Isaiah 40:17; Isaiah 41:11,12; Haggai 2:3; Psalm 39:6; almost ("" כִּמְעַט) Psalm 73:2; מֵאַיִן of nothing Isaiah 41:24.

2 construct אֵין, very frequently as

particle of negations, is not, are not, was not, were not, etc. (corresponding to the affirmative יֵשׁ q. v. Similar in usage, though not etymology akin, are , לַיִת, , , properly 'there is nought of ...' followed by a substantive or a pronominal suffix (אֵינֶנִּי [ verbal form, Ges§ 100, 5; 152,1 c], אֵינְךָ, אֵינֵךְ, אֵינֶנּוּ, אֵינֶנָּה, אֵינְכֶם, אֵינָם, also Psalm 59:14 אֵינֵ֫מוֺ, Psalm 73:5 אֵינֵ֫ימוֺ): twice abnormally, in late Hebrew, a noun אֵין אֲנִי, אֵין אֲנַחְנוּ Nehemiah 4:17 (so sometimes לַיִת, , Nö M. p. 295); once, incorrectly, את Haggai 2:17.

a. denying existence absolutely Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 47:10 אֵין רֹאָנִי there is none that seeth me, literally nought of one seeing me! אֵין עוֺד there is none else Deuteronomy 4:39; 1 Kings 8:60; Isaiah 45:5,6,18,22.

b. more commonly, in a limited sense, there is none here or at hand Exodus 2:12 and he saw כִּיאֵֿיןאִישׁ that there was no man (that Isaiah , there), Numbers 21:5; Genesis 5:24 וְאֵינֶנּוּ and he was not (of Enoch's disappearance from earth) Genesis 42:13 one ( cas. pend. as often), he is not, Genesis 42:36; often = is (or has) vanished Genesis 37:30; 1 Kings 20:40; Isaiah 17:14; Psalm 37:10; Psalm 103:16; Job 8:22; Job 24:24; Job 27:19.

c. with the sense determined by a predicate following: Genesis 37:29 Joseph was not in the pit, Genesis 41:39 + often; Exodus 5:10 אֵינֶנִּי נֹתֵן לָכֶם תֶּבֶן I am not giving you straw; and so often with particip. where duration has to be expressed Genesis 39:23; Deuteronomy 21:18; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 7:16, or intention Genesis 20:7 אֵינְךָ מֵשִׁיב דַּע ֗֗֗ אִם if thou art not restoring her, know Genesis 43:5; Exodus 8:17; Exodus 33:15 (idiomatically, after אם; see Dr§ 137) Judges 12:3. Following once pleonastic by יֵשׁ Psalm 135:17. Treated as a mere particle of negation, אֵין may vary its position in the sentence, the substantive which should strictly stand in the Genitive being not only separated from it by a little word, as בּוֺ Genesis 37:24, לוֺ Exodus 22:1, שָׁם Exodus 12:30, גַּם Psalm 14:3, etc., but even for emphasis prefixed to it, as Genesis 19:31; Genesis 40:8 וּפֹתֵר אֵין אֹתוֺ Genesis 41:15; Exodus 5:16; Judges 13:9; Judges 14:6; Judges 16:15; Judges 19:1 (so MI24): if however it be thus brought to the end of a sentence, or be disconnected with what follows, it stands in the absolute form, as Genesis 2:5 ואדם אַיִן לעבד האדמה and man there was none to till the ground, Leviticus 26:37 וְרֹדֵף אָ֑יִן Numbers 20:5; 2 Kings 19:3; Hosea 13:4; Micah 7:2.

d. sometimes the subject has to be supplied from the context: thus (α) 1 Samuel 9:4 and they passed through the land of Shaalim וָאַיִן and they (the asses) were not (literally and nought!), especially after verbs of waiting or seeking Isaiah 59:11; Psalm 69:21; Job 3:9; Isaiah 41:17. Ezekiel 7:25; Proverbs 14:6; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 20:4. (β) Exodus 17:7 is ׳י in the midst of us אִםאָֽֿיִן ׃ or not ? Numbers 13:20. (γ) Judges 4:20 וְאָמַרְתְּ אָֽיִן׃ then thou shalt say, There is not, 1 Kings 18:10; 1 Samuel 10:14. (δ) Genesis 30:1 give me children, וְאִםאַֿיִן and if not, I die, Exodus 32:32; Judges 9:15,20; 2 Samuel 17:6 (see Dr) 2 Kings 2:10; Job 33:33.

e. with subject not expressed, once (late), Daniel 8:5 וְאֵין נֹגֵעַ בָּאָרֶץ and (it) was not touching the earth. feminine once, Job 35:15 with the finite verb; but read here כִּי אֵין מֹּקֵד (the usage of , cited by Deuteronomy , does not justify the anomaly in Hebrew) Jeremiah 38:5 the imperfect may be due to the fact that no participle of יָכֹל was in use, and a relation must be tacitly supplied: 'The king is not (one that) can do aught against you.' On Exodus 3:2 see Ges§ 52, 2 R. 6; Ew§ 169d.

3׳אֵין לְ, with substantive, or pronoun, there is (was) not to . . . = . . . have, has, had, etc. not: Genesis 11:30 אֵין לָהּ וָלָד she had no child, Numbers 27:9 וְאִםאֵֿין לוֺ בַּת and if he have no daughter + often; with a participle Deuteronomy 22:27; Jeremiah 14:16; Jeremiah 30:17; Jeremiah 49:5; Jeremiah 50:32; Psalm 142:5; Lamentations 1:2,9,17; Exodus 22:2 אִםאֵֿין לוֺ if he have nought, Daniel 9:26 ואין לו and have nought (or none).

4 in circumstantial clauses (Dr§ 164): — ( a) Exodus 21:11 she shall go out free אֵין כָּ֑סֶף without money, Exodus 22:9 אֵין רֹאֶה none seeing it, Numbers 11:6; Isaiah 47:1; Jeremiah 2:32; Hosea 3:4; Hosea 7:11; Psalm 32:9; Psalm 88:5 + . ( b) Deuteronomy 32:4 a God of faithfulness וְאֵין עָוֶל and no iniquity, i.e. without iniquity, Jeremiah 5:21; Joel 1:6; Psalm 104:25. ( c) very often, in such phrases as וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד with none to affright Leviticus 26:6 (12t.); וְאֵין מְכַבֶּה Isaiah 1:31 and elsewhere; וְאֵין מַצִּיל Isaiah 5:29; Psalm 7:3, etc. (Dr§ 159).

5 with infinitive and׳ל, it is not to . . . : i.e. ( a) like οὐκ ἔστιν, it is not possible to . . . (compare below יֵשׁ and לֹא), but hardly except in late Hebrew; 2 Chronicles 20:6 וְאֵין עִמְּךָלְהִתְיַצֵּב it is not possible to stand (in conflict) with thee, 2 Chronicles 22:9; Ezra 9:15; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Esther 4:2. Once without ל, Psalm 40:6 אֵין עֲרֹךְ אֵלָיךָ οὐκ ἔστι παραβάλλειν σοι. (β) there is no need to . . . 1 Chronicles 23:26 וְגַם לַלְוִיִּםאֵיןלָֿשֵׂאת for the Levites also there was no need to bear 2 Chronicles 5:11; 35:15 (see Dr§ 202. 1).

6 with prefixes :

a. בְּאֵין properly in defect of:(a) for want of, withoutProverbs 5:23 HE will die בְּאֵין מוּסָר for lack of instruction, Proverbs 11:14 בְּאֵין תַּחְבֻּלוֺת without guidance, Proverbs 14:4; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 26:20; Proverbs 29:18; Isaiah 57:1; Ezekiel 38:11; compare בְּלֹא. (β) of time = when there was (were) not Proverbs 8:24 (twice in verse).

b. כְּאֵין Isaiah 59:10 כְּאֵין עֵינַיִם in poetry for כַּאֲשֶׁר אֵין לוֺ עֵינַיִם (compare Ew§ 286 g Ges§ 152. 1 h).

c. לְאֵין (α) for לַאֲשֶׁר אֵין לוֺ Isaiah 40:29; inlate prose 2 Chronicles 14:10; Nehemiah 8:10. (β) in the condition of not. . . (ל of state, see below ל) = without or so that not . . . (peculiar to Chronicles), 1 Chronicles 22:4 cedar trees לְאֵין מִסְמָּר without number, 2 Chronicles 14:12 and there fell of the Cushites לְאֵיןלָֿהֶם מִחְיָה so that they had none remaining alive, 2 Chronicles 20:25 לְאֵיןמַשָּׂא so that there was no carrying away, 2 Chronicles 21:18; Ezra 9:14. (γ) עַדלְֿאֵין (see ׳עַד ל), 2 Chronicles 36:16 until there was no remedy (compare עַד אֵין ֗֗֗ Psalm 40:13; Job 5:9).

d.מֵאֵין ( a) (מִן causal) from lack of . . . Isaiah 50:2; Jeremiah 7:32; Jeremiah 19:11. (β) (מִן negative, see מִן) properly away from there being no. . . (with אֵין pleonastic, compare מִבְּלִי, and מִבְּלִי אֵין), i.e. so that not. . ., without, mostly epexegetical of some term expressing desolation: Isaiah 5:9 Surely many houses shall be desolate מֵאֵין יוֺשֵׁב without inhabitant, Isaiah 6:11 #NAME? Jeremiah & Zephaniah; Isaiah 6:11 מֵאֵין אָדָם, Jeremiah 32:43 מֵאֵין אָדָם וּבְהֵמָה Jeremiah 33:10,12; Ezekiel 33:28; Lamentations 3:49. Once followed by infinitive Malachi 2:13 so that there is no regarding more. (γ) in Jeremiah 10:6,7 מֵאֵין כָּמוֺךָ, מֵאֵין is supposed by some to = a strengthened אֵין, even none, none at all; but it is difficult to justify this explanation logically; and it is preferable to point מֵאַיִן כָּמוֺךָ whence is any like thee? compare Jeremiah 30:7. (So Hi see Dr Hebraica. ii. 34-7.)

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אֵ֖ין אֵ֚ין אֵ֛ין אֵ֝֗ין אֵ֞ין אֵ֠ינֶנּוּ אֵ֣ין אֵ֣ין ׀ אֵ֤ין אֵ֤ין ׀ אֵ֥ין אֵ֨ין אֵ֨ינְךָ֜ אֵ֪ין אֵ֬ין אֵֽין־ אֵֽינְךָ֣ אֵֽינְךָ֤ אֵֽינְךָ֨ אֵֽינְכֶם֙ אֵין֙ אֵין֩ אֵין־ אֵינְךָ֣ אֵינְךָ֥ אֵינְךָ֮ אֵינְכֶ֖ם אֵינְכֶ֥ם אֵינֵ֑מוֹ אֵינֶ֑נָּה אֵינֶ֑נּוּ אֵינֶ֔נּוּ אֵינֶ֖נִּי אֵינֶ֖נָּה אֵינֶ֙נּוּ֙ אֵינֶ֛נִּי אֵינֶ֛נָּה אֵינֶ֛נּוּ אֵינֶ֣נִּי אֵינֶ֣נָּה אֵינֶ֣נּוּ אֵינֶ֤נִּי אֵינֶ֤נּוּ אֵינֶ֥נִּי אֵינֶ֥נּוּ אֵינֶ֨נּוּ אֵינֶֽנּוּ׃ אֵינֶנּוּ֩ אֵינָ֖ם אֵינָ֗ם אֵינָ֣ם אֵינָ֤ם אֵינָ֥ם אֵינָ֧ם אַ֔יִן אַ֕יִן אַ֖יִן אַ֭יִן אָ֑יִן אָ֔יִן אָֽיִן׃ אין אין־ אין׃ אינך אינכם אינם אינמו איננה איננו איננו׃ אינני בְּאֵ֣ין בְּאֵ֥ין בְּאֵין־ באין באין־ הַֽאֵינְךָ֣ הַאֵ֥ין הַאֵ֨ין הַאֵין֩ האין האינך וְֽאֵ֫ינֵ֥מוֹ וְֽאֵ֫ינֶ֥נּוּ וְֽאֵין־ וְֽאֵינֶ֗נּוּ וְֽאֵינֶ֨נּוּ וְאֵ֖ין וְאֵ֣ין וְאֵ֤ין וְאֵ֥ין וְאֵ֧ין וְאֵ֨ין וְאֵֽין־ וְאֵין֙ וְאֵין־ וְאֵינְךָ֖ וְאֵינֵ֑ךְ וְאֵינֵ֖ךְ וְאֵינֶ֑נּוּ וְאֵינֶ֔נּוּ וְאֵינֶ֕נּוּ וְאֵינֶֽנִּי׃ וְאֵינֶֽנּוּ׃ וְאֵינָ֑ם וְאֵינָ֔ם וְאֵינָ֣ם וְאֵינָ֥ם וָ֭אַיִן וָאַ֑יִן וָאַ֔יִן וָאָ֑יִן וָאָֽיִן׃ וּבְאֵ֥ין וּכְאֵ֥ין וּלְאֵ֥ין וּמֵאֵ֣ין וּמֵאֵ֥ין ואין ואין־ ואין׃ ואינך ואינם ואינמו ואיננו ואיננו׃ ואינני׃ ובאין וכאין ולאין ומאין כְּ֝אַ֗יִן כְּאַ֖יִן כְּאַ֣יִן כְאַ֛יִן כְאַ֣יִן כאין לְאֵ֣ין לְאֵ֥ין לְאָ֑יִן לאין מֵֽאֵין־ מֵאֵ֣ין מֵאֵ֤ין מֵאֵ֥ין מֵאַ֔יִן מֵאַ֣יִן מאין מאין־ שֶׁ֤אֵֽין שאין ’a·yin ’ā·yin ’ayin ’āyin ’ê·nām ’ê·nə·ḵā ’ê·nə·ḵem ’ê·nê·mōw ’ê·nen·nāh ’ê·nen·nî ’ê·nen·nū ’ên ’ên- ’ênām ’ênəḵā ’ênəḵem ’ênêmōw ’ênennāh ’ênennî ’ênennū Ayin bə’ên bə’ên- bə·’ên bə·’ên- beEin cheAyin ein eiNam einChem eineCha eineChem eiNemov eiNennah eiNenni einenNu ha’ên ha’ênəḵā ha·’ê·nə·ḵā ha·’ên haEin haeineCha kə’ayin ḵə’ayin kə·’a·yin ḵə·’a·yin keAyin lə’āyin lə’ên lə·’ā·yin lə·’ên leAyin leEin mê’ayin mê’ên mê’ên- mê·’a·yin mê·’ên mê·’ên- meAyin meEin še’ên še·’ên Sheein ū·ḇə·’ên ū·ḵə·’ên ū·lə·’ên ū·mê·’ên ūḇə’ên ucheEin ūḵə’ên ūlə’ên uleEin ūmê’ên umeEin uveEin vaAyin veEin veeiNam veeiNech veeineCha veEiNemov veeiNenni veeiNennu wā’ayin wā’āyin wā·’a·yin wā·’ā·yin wə’ên wə’ên- wə’ênām wə’ênêḵ wə’ênəḵā wə’ênêmōw wə’ênennî wə’ênennū wə·’ê·nām wə·’ê·nə·ḵā wə·’ê·nê·mōw wə·’ê·nêḵ wə·’ê·nen·nî wə·’ê·nen·nū wə·’ên wə·’ên-
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