4583. maon or main
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maon or main: dwelling, habitation
Original Word: מָעוֹן
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: maon or main
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-ohn')
Short Definition: habitation

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from un
dwelling, habitation
NASB Translation
den (1), dwelling (3), dwelling place (4), habitation (6), haunt (4).

I. מָעוֺן noun [masculine] dwelling, habitation; — absolute ׳מ Psalm 71:3 +, construct מְעוֺן Jeremiah 25:30 +, suffix מְעוֺנֶ֑ךָ Psalm 91:9, etc.; —

1 lair of jackals Jeremiah 9:10; Jeremiah 10:22; Jeremiah 49:33; Jeremiah 51:37 (all of desolated cities); אֲרָיוֺת ׳מ Nahum 2:12 ("" מִרְעֶה; figurative of Nineveh).

2 dwelling of ׳י:

a. in heaven קָדְשְׁךָ ׳מ Deuteronomy 26:15 compare Jeremiah 25:30 ("" מָרוֺם), Zechariah 2:17; Psalm 68:6; 2Chronicles 30:27.

b. in temple בְּיתֶ֑ךָ ׳מ Psalm 26:8, מְעוֺנוֺ2Chronicles 36:15 (only here alone).

3 figurative of ׳י as abode of his people, ׳צוּר מ Psalm 71:3, ׳מ alone Psalm 90:1; Psalm 91:9. — ׳מ 1 Samuel 2:29,32 is unintelligible (see Commentaries), possibly read מְעוֺיֵן (eyeing [enviously], see עין denominative) Klo HPS, compare ᵐ5 Bu. מְעוֺנָהּ Zephaniah 3:7 is difficult in context, ᵐ5 We Now read מֵעֵינֶיה (compare Joshua 9:23; 2 Samuel 3:29).

den, dwelling-place, habitation

Or maiyn (1 Chronicles 4:41) {maw-een'}; from the same as ownah; an abode, of God (the Tabernacle or the Temple), men (their home) or animals (their lair); hence, a retreat (asylum) -- den, dwelling((-)place), habitation.

see HEBREW ownah

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