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

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew חֵן.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Litvish, Ukraynish) IPA(key): [χɛɪ̯n]
  • (Poylish) IPA(key): [χaɪ̯n]

Noun[edit]

חן ‎(kheynm, plural חנען ‎(kheynen)

  1. grace, charm, appeal

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