משכן

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root שׁ־כ־ן (sh-k-n). Compare שָׁכַן (shakhán, to dwell, to reside).

Noun[edit]

מִשְׁכָּן (mishkánm (plural indefinite form מִשְׁכָּנוֹת)

  1. dwelling, residence (as of a person or organization)
    • Numbers 24:5, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      מַה־טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל׃
      ma-tóv 'ohalékha ya'akóv, mishk'notékha yisra'él.
      How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, thy dwellings, O Israel!

Proper noun[edit]

הַמִּשְׁכָּן (hamishkánm

  1. the tabernacle