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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #403 - אָכֵן

Word Origin
from (03559) [compare (03651)]
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) surely, truly, indeed

1a) truly, indeed (strong assertive force)

1b) but indeed, but in fact (emphasizing a contrast)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3689 ‑ ὄντως (on'‑toce);  3778 ‑ αὗται (hoo'‑tos, hoo'‑toy, how'‑tay, how'‑tahee);  3778 ‑ αὗται (hoo'‑tos, hoo'‑toy, how'‑tay, how'‑tahee);  4133 ‑ πλήν (plane);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (18) NAS (15) HCS (17)
Genesis 1
Exodus 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 4
Zephaniah 1
Genesis 1
Exodus 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
Psalms 3
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 3
Genesis 1
Exodus 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 4
Zephaniah 1
P-d 15
P-d 18
P-d 18

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)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אָכֵן (perhaps from אַח; compare Aramaic דֵּח & דִּכֵּן)

adverb with strong asseverative force:

a. surely, truly, especially at beginning of a speech (stronger & more decided than אַח) Genesis 28:16; Exodus 2:14; 1 Samuel 15:32; Isaiah 40:7; Isaiah 45:15; Jeremiah 3:23 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 8:8. In 1 Kings 11:2 אָבֵן stands unusually; and מֶּןֿ (compare ᵐ5ᵑ6 ᵑ7) should probably be read (so Klo).

b. emphasizing a contrast, but indeed, but in fact, especially after אָמַרְתִּי I said or thought, expressing the reality, in opposed to what had been wrongly imagined, Isaiah 49:4 b (opposed to v a) Isaiah 53:4 (opposed to Isaiah 53:3 end) Jeremiah 3:20 (opposed to the expectation Jeremiah 3:19 b) Zephaniah 3:7b Psalm 31:23 b (opposed to Psalm 31:23 a) Psalm 66:19; Psalm 82:7 (opposed to Psalm 82:6) Job 32:8 (opposed to Job 32:7).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אָכֵן (prop. inf. abs. Hiphil, from the root בּוּן, for הָכֵן, הָכֵין establishing, Ch. הָכֵיז, הָכֵי [“Others i.q. כֵּן with א prosthetic.”]) adv.

(1) of affirming strongly, surely! Genesis 28:16; Exodus 2:14; Jeremiah 8:8.

(2) adversat. but, yet, Psalms 31:23; Isaiah 49:4, 53:4. Hence, by abbreviation, is אַךְ, which see. [This obs. is omitted in Ges. corr.]

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List of Word Forms
אָ֭כֵן אָכֵ֕ן אָכֵ֖ן אָכֵ֗ן אָכֵ֛ן אָכֵ֤ן אָכֵ֥ן אָכֵן֙ אָכֵן֩ אכן ’ā·ḵên ’āḵên aChen
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