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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4507 - מְנִי

Word Origin
from (04487)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Meni = “fate” or “fortune”

1) god of fate who the Jews worshipped in Babylonia

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Isaiah 1
Isaiah 1
Isaiah 1
n-p 1
n-p 1
n-p 1

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מְנִי proper name, of a divinity Menî, god of fate ( award, apportionment; compare Arabic proper name, of divinity. Maniyyât, and perhaps Manât, We Skizzen iii.22f. 189, , Nö ZMG xi. 1886,709; in Nabataean מנותו Eut Nab. No. 2,1. 5, etc.); — מִלֵּא לַמְנִי מִמְסָךְ Isaiah 65:11 ("" לַגַּד) — see Che Di Bae Semitic Rel. 79.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מְנִי (from the root מָנָה, to which origin allusion is made Isaiah 65:12), fate, fortune (Arab. مَنًا, مَنِيَّةُ); with art. the name of an idol which the Jews in Babylonia worshipped together with Gad (see גַּד, בֵּל ), by lectisternia, Isaiah 65:11. [This passage says nothing about Babylon.] The planet Venus ought probably to be understood, which, as the giver of good fortune (سعد الاصغر lesser good fortune), was coupled by the ancient Shemites with Gad. Perhaps this is the same as مناة a goddess of the gentile Arabians, mentioned in the Koran (liii. 19, 20). See as to these superstitions my Comment. on Isa. loc. cit. Another trace of this divinity is in the pr.n. found in the Phœnician inscriptions, עַבְדְּמְנִ(י) i.e. worshipper of Venus (see Inscr. Cit. ap. Pocock, No. iv. xii.)

I. מִנִּי Jeremiah 51:27 (and according to some, Psalms 45:9, which is unsuitable; see מֵן ), [Minni], pr.n. of a province of Armenia, which loc. cit. is joined with אְרָרָט according to Bochart (Phaleg. l.l. cap. iii. p. 19, 20) Μινυάς, a tract of Armenia; Nicol. Damasc. ap. Jos. Antt. i. 3, § 6. Some suppose the name of Armenia itself to come from הַר־מִנִּי.

II. מִנִּי poet. for מִן with the addition of י paragogic, Judges 5:14; Isaiah 46:3 as to the form מִנֵּי Isaiah 30:11 see מִן No. 1.

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לַמְנִ֥י למני lam·nî lamNi lamnî
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