הן

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Hebrew[edit]

Particle[edit]

הֵן (hen)

  1. Lo! also (as expressing surprise) if: - behold, if, lo, though.
    • Numbers 23:9, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      כִּי־מֵרֹאשׁ צֻרִים אֶרְאֶנּוּ וּמִגְּבָעוֹת אֲשׁוּרֶנּוּ הֶן־עָם לְבָדָד יִשְׁכֹּן וּבַגּוֹיִם לֹא יִתְחַשָּׁב׃‎‎
      ki-merósh tsurím 'er'énu umig'va'ót 'ashurénu hen-'ám l'vadád yishkón uvagoyím ló yitkhasháv.
      kī-mērōš ṣūrīm ʾerʾénnū ūmiggəḇāʿōṯ ʾăšūrénnū hen-ʿām ləḇāḏāḏ yiškōn ūḇaggōyīm lō yiṯḥaššāḇ.
      For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
  2. (formal) yes, yea, aye

Usage notes[edit]

  • Due to being the affirmative, it is used as a copula, inflected identically to (and confused with) הִנֵּה(hiné). Although this is in parallel to usage of the negative אֵין(ēn), this is discouraged by the Academy of the Hebrew Language.

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Pronoun[edit]

הֵן (henf pl

  1. They (feminine).

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin in (in).

Preposition[edit]

הן (en) (Arabic spelling عَان‎)

  1. in

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin inde (thence). Compare French en (adverb, pronoun) and Italian ne (adverb, pronoun).

Adverb[edit]

הן (en) (Arabic spelling عَان‎)

  1. from there

Pronoun[edit]

הן (en) (Arabic spelling عَان‎)

  1. from him, from her
  2. from them