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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4585 - מְעוֹנָה

me‛ônâh, me‛ônâh
meh-o-naw', meh-o-naw'  
Word Origin
from (04583)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) dwelling, habitation, refuge

1a) den, lair (of animals)

1b) dwelling-place (of God) (figuratively)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (9) NAS (9) HCS (9)
Deuteronomy 1
Job 2
Psalms 2
Song of Solomon 1
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Nahum 1
Deuteronomy 1
Job 2
Psalms 2
Song of Solomon 1
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Nahum 1
Deuteronomy 1
Job 2
Psalms 2
Song of Solomon 1
Jeremiah 1
Amos 1
Nahum 1
n-cfp 1
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 1
n-cfp 1
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 1
n-cfp 1
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1359) no (אהנ AhN) AC: Watch CO: Eye AB: Affliction: The pictograph o is a picture of the eye, the n is a picture of a seed representing continuance. Combined these mean "eye of continuance". The nomadic agriculturist carefully watches over his livestock and crops by keeping a close eye on them. It was common to construct a shelter consisting of a roof on four posts, as a shelter from the glare of the sun. (eng: eye - with the removal of the n)

A) no (אהנ AhN) AC: Watch CO: Furrow AB: Affliction: A watching over something of importance. The furrow formed between the eyes when intently looking or from depression. A cloud as a covering that provides shade.

Nf3) tfno (אהנות AhNWT) - Affliction: An oppression or depression. KJV (1): affliction - Strongs: H6039 (עֱנוּת)

am) nom (מאהנ MAhN) - That: A close watching. [Always used with the prefix l meaning "to"] KJV (10): that, to, for, because, lest, intent - Strongs: H4616 (מַעַן)

af1 ) enom (מאהנה MAhNH) - Furrow: A depression in the ground. KJV (3): acre, furrow - Strongs: H4618 (מַעֲנָה)

fm) ino (אהני AhNY) - Affliction: One who is oppressed or depressed. Also the oppression or depression. KJV (120): affliction, trouble, poor, lowly, man - Strongs: H6040 (עֳנִי), H6041 (עָנִי)

iff2) tinot (תאהנית TAhNYT) - Fasting: Through the idea of affliction. KJV (1): heaviness - Strongs: H8589 (תַּעֲנִית)

B) nno (אהננ AhNN) AC: Watch CO: Cloud AB: ?: A watching over something of importance.

V) nno (אהננ AhNN) - Watch: KJV (11): (vf: Piel, Participle) observer, soothsayer, bring, sorceress, enchanter - Strongs: H6049 (עָנַן)

Nm) nno (אהננ AhNN) - Cloud: As watched to tell the weather. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (88): cloud - Strongs: H6050 (עֲנָן), H6051 (עָנָן)

Nf1) enno (אהננה AhNNH) - Cloud: As watched to tell the weather. KJV (1): cloud - Strongs: H6053 (עֲנָנָה)

bm) nino (אהנינ AhNYN) - Business: A careful watching over a task or burden. KJV (8): traveil, business - Strongs: H6045 (עִנְיָן)

H) eno (אהנה AhNH) AC: Afflict CO: Depression AB: ?: A furrow depression is formed between the eyes when watching intensely. The furrow may also be formed by concentration or depression.

V) eno (אהנה AhNH) - Afflict: To oppress another causing depression. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (85): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) afflict, humble, force, exercise, sing - Strongs: H6031 (עָנָה), H6033 (עֲנֵה)

J) nfo (אהונ AhWN) AC: Watch CO: Abode AB: ?: The home is a place closely watched. Protection of the home by keeping of a close eye on it.

V) nfo (אהונ AhWN) - Watch: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) eyed - Strongs: H5770 (עָיַן)

Nf1) enfo (אהונה AhWNH) - Habitation: KJV (1): duty - Strongs: H5772 (עֹנָה)

am) nfom (מאהונ MAhWN) - Abode: The dwelling place of a god (temple) , man (home) or animal (den) . Also a retreat. [df: Nyem] KJV (19): habitation, dwelling, den, dwellingplace - Strongs: H4583 (מָעִין)

kf1 ) enfom (מאהונה MAhWNH) - Abode: The dwelling place of a god (temple) , man (home) or animal (den) . Also a retreat. KJV (9): dwelling, place, den, refuge, habitation - Strongs: H4585 (מְעוֹנָה)

K) fno (אהנו AhNW) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Gentle: In the sense of a careful watching.

Nm) fno (אהנו AhNW) - Gentle: One who is oppressed or depressed. [df: wyne] KJV (26): meek, humble, poor, lowly - Strongs: H6035 (עָנָיו)

Nf1 ) efno (אהנוה AhNWH) - Gentleness: KJV (7): humility, gentleness, meekness - Strongs: H6037 (עַנְוָה), H6038 (עֲנָוָה)

L) noi (יאהנ YAhN) AC: Watch CO: Owl AB: ?

Nf ) noi (יאהנ YAhN) - I. Because:In the sense of paying attention. II. Yaeyn:An unknown bird. KJV (18): because, even seeing, forasmuch, that, whereas, why, ostrich - Strongs: H3282 (יַעַן), H3283 (יָעֵן)

Nf1) enoi (יאהנה YAhNH) - Owl: A bird that watches. KJV (8): owl - Strongs: H3284 (יַעֲנָה)

M) nio (אהינ AhYN) AC: ? CO: Eye AB: ?: The eye reveals the heart of the person. A well, spring or fountain as the eye of the ground.

Nf) nio (אהינ AhYN) - Eye: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (892): eye, sight, seem, colour, fountain, well, face, presence, before, conceit, think - Strongs: H5869 (עַיִן), H5870 (עַיִן)

am) niom (מאהינ MAhYN) - Spring: As the eye of the ground. KJV (23): fountain, well, spring - Strongs: H4599 (מַעְיָנָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מְעֹנָה noun feminine id.; —

1 den, lair of wild beasts: of כְּפִיר, מְעֹנָתוֺ Amos 3:4, so plural absolute מְעוֺנוֺת Job 38:40 ("" סֻכָּה), suffix מְעוֺנֹתָם Psalm 104:22; construct מְעֹנוֺתאֲרָיוֺת Song of Solomon 4:8; מְעֹנֹתָיו Nahum 2:13 ("" חֹרָיו; of אַרְיֵה, figurative of Nineveh); of חַיָּה in General, בִּמְעוֺנֹתֶיהָ תִשְׁכֹּן Job 37:8 ("" אָ֑רֶב); so apparently figurative of men, hunted by ׳י, מְעוֺנוֺתֵינוּ Jeremiah 21:13, figurative also of ׳י dwelling in temple, singular suffix, מְעוֺנָתוֺ בְּצִיּוֺן Psalm 76:3 ("" סוּכּוֺ).

2 figurative מְעֹנָה אֱלֹהֵי קֶדֶם Deuteronomy 33:27 the ancient God is a dwelling-place (for his people; compare I. מָעוֺן 3).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מְעוֹנָה & מְעֹנָה f. of the preceding, habitation, Jeremiah 21:13 (a) of Jehovah, the temple, Psalms 76:3.

(b) of wild beasts, a cave, Psalms 104:22; Amos 3:4.

(c) an asylum, a refuge, Deuteronomy 33:27.

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List of Word Forms
בִּמְעוֹנוֹתֵֽינוּ׃ בַמְּעוֹנ֑וֹת במעונות במעונותינו׃ וּבִמְע֖וֹנֹתֶ֣יהָ וּמְע֖וֹנָת֣וֹ וּמְעֹֽנֹתָ֖יו ובמעונתיה ומעונתו ומענתיו מְ֝עוֹנֹתָ֗ם מְעֹנָה֙ מְעוֹנָ֔הּ מִמְּעֹ֣נָת֔וֹ מִמְּעֹנ֣וֹת ממענות ממענתו מעונה מעונתם מענה ḇam·mə·‘ō·w·nō·wṯ ḇammə‘ōwnōwṯ bim‘ōwnōwṯênū bim·‘ō·w·nō·w·ṯê·nū bimonoTeinu mə‘ōnāh mə‘ōwnāh mə‘ōwnōṯām mə·‘ō·nāh mə·‘ō·w·nāh mə·‘ō·w·nō·ṯām meoNah meonoTam mim·mə·‘ō·nā·ṯōw mim·mə·‘ō·nō·wṯ mimeOnaTo mimeoNot mimmə‘ōnāṯōw mimmə‘ōnōwṯ ū·ḇim·‘ō·w·nō·ṯe·hā ū·mə·‘ō·nō·ṯāw ū·mə·‘ō·w·nā·ṯōw ūḇim‘ōwnōṯehā ūmə‘ōnōṯāw ūmə‘ōwnāṯōw umeonaTo umeonoTav uvimonoTeiha vammeoNot
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