חנון

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ח־נ־ן

From the root ח-נ-נ. Cognate with Arabic حَنُون(kind, affectionate).

Adjective[edit]

חַנּוּן (khanún)

  1. gracious, merciful, compassionate
Usage notes[edit]
  • This adjective is nearly always used to describe God, and thus the feminine and plural forms are very rare.

Adjective[edit]

חָנוּן (khanún) (masculine plural חֲנוּנִים‎)

  1. Passive participle of חָנַן(khanán).
    • Maimonides, Mishnah commentary, introduction, translated:
      חנוניו המה חנונים ומלומדיו הם מלומדים כמו שנאמר ויאמר אני אעביר כל טובי על פניך וקראתי בשם ה׳ לפניך וחנותי את אשר אחון ורחמתי את אשר ארחם
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Verb[edit]

חָנוֹן (khanón)

  1. infinitive absolute of חָנַן(khanán).
    • Isaiah 30:19, with Young's Literal Translation:
      חָנוֹן יָחְנְךָ לְקוֹל זַעֲקֶךָ‎ ― khanón yokhn'khá l'kol za'akékhaPitying, He pitieth thee at the voice of thy cry

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

חְנוּן (khnúnm (plural indefinite חְנוּנִים‎, feminine counterpart חְנוּנִית‎)

  1. A (male) nerd, a (male) geek.
    Synonym: לפלף

Etymology 3[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

חָנוּן (khanún)

  1. A male given name.
    • 2 Samuel 10:1, with Young's Literal Translation:
      וַיִּמְלֹךְ חָנוּן בְּנוֹ תַּחְתָּיו‎ ― vayimlókh khanún b'no takhtávand Hanun his son reigneth in his stead