חן

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Hebrew[edit]

Noun[edit]

חֵן (chénm (singular construct form חֵן)

  1. charm, grace, likeability
    • Exodus 3:21, with translation of the King James Version:
      וְנָתַתִּי אֶת חֵן הָעָם הַזֶּה בְּעֵינֵי מִצְרָיִם וְהָיָה כִּי תֵלֵכוּן לֹא תֵלְכוּ רֵיקָם
      v'natatí ét chén haám hazé b'ené mitsráyim v'hayá kí telechún ló tel'chú rekám
      And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty

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Usage notes[edit]

In Modern Hebrew, this word is often used in the expression מָצָא חֵן בְּעֵינֵי (matsá khén b'einéi, literally to find likeability in the eyes of).

Proper noun[edit]

חֵן (chénm, f

  1. A male or female given name