אישון

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from אִישׁ (ish, man).

Noun[edit]

אִישׁוֹן (ishónm (plural indefinite form אִישׁוֹנִים, singular construct form אִישׁוֹן־, plural construct form אִישׁוֹנֵי־)

  1. A pupil: the hole in the middle of the iris of the eye, through which light passes to be focused on the retina.
    • Deuteronomy 32:10:
      יִמְצָאֵהוּ בְּאֶרֶץ מִדְבָּר וּבְתֹהוּ יְלֵל יְשִׁמֹן יְסֹבְבֶנְהוּ יְבוֹנְנֵהוּ יִצְּרֶנְהוּ כְּאִישׁוֹן עֵינוֹ׃
      yimtsa'éihu b'érets midbár uv'tóhu y'lél y'shimón y'sov'vénhu y'von'néhu yits'rénhu k'ishón einó.
      He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.[1]
  2. (Modern Hebrew) A bull's-eye: the center of a target, such as an archery target.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From איש (ish) +‎ ־ון (-on): a diminutive of אִישׁ (ish, man). Influenced by the above, if not directly related to it.

Noun[edit]

אִישׁוֹן (ishónm (plural indefinite form אִישׁוֹנִים, singular construct form אִישׁוֹן־, plural construct form אִישׁוֹנֵי־)

  1. A small man: a term of endearment or of disparagement.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

אִישׁוֹן (ishónm

  1. Alternative form of אֱשׁוּן (eshún)
    • Proverbs 7:9:
      בְּנֶשֶׁף־בְּעֶרֶב יוֹם בְּאִישׁוֹן לַיְלָה וַאֲפֵלָה׃
      b'néshef-b'érev yom b'ishón láyla va'afelá.
      In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:[1]
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Authorized King James translation (1611).