370. ayin
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ayin: whence?
Original Word: מֵאַ֫יִן
Part of Speech: adverb
Transliteration: ayin
Phonetic Spelling: (ah-yin')
Short Definition: where

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ay
NASB Translation
where (15), where* (1).

I. [אַ֫יִן] adverb (from אַי; Assyrian aina, ainu, Arabic where? whence?) only in the compound מֵאַ֫יִן17 whence? Genesis 29:4; Genesis 42:7 (synonym אֵימִֿזֶּה e.g. Genesis 16:8; 1 Samuel 30:13) Judges 17:9; Judges 19:17; Job 1:7 (Job 2:2 אֵימִֿזֶּה); used in a rhetorical or poetic style (where אֵימִֿזֶּה would be too prosaic) Numbers 11:13 מֵאַיִן לִי בָּשָׂר whence have I flesh etc. ? 2 Kings 6:27; Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great; מֵאַיִן כָּמוֺהוּ whence is its like ? (see also II. אַיִן near the end) Nahum 3:7; Psalm 121:1; Job 28:12,20; in an indirect sentence Joshua 2:4 (compare אֵימִֿזֶּה 1 Samuel 25:11).

I. [אַ֫יִן], מֵאַ֫יִן whence? see below אַי

whence, where

Probably identical with 'ayin in the sense of query (compare 'iy); --where? (only in connection with prepositional prefix, whence) -- whence, where.

see HEBREW 'ayin

see HEBREW 'iy

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