5532. cakan
Lexical Summary
cakan: to be of use or service, benefit
Original Word: סָכַן
Transliteration: cakan
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-kan')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be of use or service, benefit
Meaning: to be familiar with, to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary
Strong's Concordance
acquaint self, be advantage, ever, be, unprofitable, treasurer, be wont

A primitive root; to be familiar with; by implication, to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary -- acquaint (self), be advantage, X ever, (be, (un-))profit(-able), treasurer, be wont.


H5532. cakan

I. [סָכַן‎] verb be of use of service, benefit (Tel Amarna sakânu, care for (with preposition ana) ZimZA vi. 248 WklTA Glossary; Phoenician סכןprefect Lzb329; compare perhaps Tel Amarna zukini as loan-word Wkll.c.); —

Qal Imperfect3masculine singular only Job: יִסְכֹּן‎ Eccl 22:2, וֺן‎- Eccl 15:3, יִסְכָּןֿ‎ Eccl 22:22t.; Participle סֹכֵןIsaiah 22:15; feminine סֹכֶ֫נֶת1 Kings 1:2, 4; —

1 be of use or service, only participle ס לוֺ ׳וּתְהִי1 Kings 1:2 and let her become servitress to him, so 1:4 (+ וְתְּשָׁרֲתֵהוּ‎); סֹכֵןIsaiah 22:15 = servitor, steward.

2 benefit, profit, absolute Job 15:3; with לְ‎ person 22:2; 35:3, עַלֿ‎ person 22:2; with accusative 34:9 (or absolute gain benefit, גבר‎ subject).

Hiph`il Perfect1singular הִסְכַּ֫נְתִּיNumbers 22:20; 2masculine singular הִסְבַּ֑נְתָּהPsalm 139:3; Imperative הַסְכֶּןנָֿאJob 22:21; Infinitive abs. הַסְכֵּןNumbers 22:30; — be used, wont, strictly exhibit use, or habit, כֹּה לְךָ לַעֲשׂוֺת הִסְכַּנְתִּי הַהַסְכֵּן22:30 (J) have I ever shewn the habit of doing thus to thee? hence shew harmony with (עִם‎) one Job 22:21, be familiar with, know intimately (subject ׳י‎) Psalm 139:3 (with accusative דְּרָכַי‎).


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