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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3939 - לַעֲנָה

Word Origin
from an unused root supposed to mean to curse
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) wormwood

1a) bitterness (metaphorically)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 318 ‑ ἀνάγκη (an‑ang‑kay');  3601 ‑ ὀδύνη (od‑oo'‑nay);  4088 ‑ πικρία (pik‑ree'‑ah);  5521 ‑ χολή (khol‑ay');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (8) HCS (8)
Deuteronomy 1
Proverbs 1
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 2
Amos 2
Deuteronomy 1
Proverbs 1
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 2
Amos 2
Deuteronomy 1
Proverbs 1
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 2
Amos 2
n-cfs 8
n-cfs 8
n-cfs 8

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2316) nol (לאהנ LAhN) AC: ? CO: Bitter AB: ?: [from: ol- swallowing]

Nf1 ) enol (לאהנה LAhNH) - Laanah: An unknown bitter plant. KJV (8): wormwood, hemlock - Strongs: H3939 (לַעֲנָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 לַעֲנָה noun feminine wormwood (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic is curse (verb id.), so Nabataean לצנת (verb לען) compare Cook Glossary); — only figurative of bitter things: — of perverted justice, Amos 5:7; Amos 6:12 ("" ראֹשׁ; of result of idolatry, Deuteronomy 29:17 ("" id.); of ׳י s chastisement Jeremiah 9:14 ("" מֵ֯ירֿאֹשׁ, Jeremiah 23:15 ("" id.), Lamentations 3:15 ("" מְרוֺרִים), Lamentations 3:19 ("" ראֹשׁ); simile of bitter (מָרָה) result of intercourse with strange woman Proverbs 5:4. — On wormwood (Artemisia absinthium, etc., Greek ἀψίθιον) compare Löw80f. 401,421 Tristr Nat, Hist. Bib. 493.

לָעַע see לוע

לפד (√ of following; meaning unknown).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

לַעֲנָה fem. wormwood, Jeremiah 9:14, 23:15 Lamentations 3:15, 19 Proverbs 5:4 this herb is perhaps so called as being noxious (see the root) and poisonous (comp. Deuteronomy 29:17; Revelation 8:10, 11 ); as bitter herbs were commonly so regarded by the Hebrews (compare Hebrews 12:13).

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List of Word Forms
וְלַעֲנָֽה׃ ולענה׃ כַֽלַּעֲנָ֑ה כלענה לְלַעֲנָ֖ה לְלַעֲנָֽה׃ לַֽעֲנָ֑ה לַֽעֲנָ֔ה לַעֲנָ֥ה לַעֲנָֽה׃ ללענה ללענה׃ לענה לענה׃ challaaNah ḵal·la·‘ă·nāh ḵalla‘ănāh la‘ănāh la·‘ă·nāh laaNah lə·la·‘ă·nāh ləla‘ănāh lelaaNah velaaNah wə·la·‘ă·nāh wəla‘ănāh
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