I. כֵּן adjective right, veritable, honest (properly firm, upright; Syriac recte PS1662) — absolute כֵּן
[Exod 10:29] + (on possibly construct see 2 near the end); plural כֵּנִים [Gen 42:11]; [Gen 42:19]; [Gen 42:31]; [Gen 42:33]; [Gen 42:34] —
1. right, usually indecl., often as substantive a right thing, especially with vbb. dicendi
[Exod 10:29] (J) כֵּן דִּבַּרְתָּ, [Num 27:7] כֵּן דֹּבְרֹת, [Num 36:5] (both P); כֵּן יַאֲרִיךְ [Prov 28:2] (the) right (i.e. order and justice) shall last long (see De Now VB); = adverb aright, of pronunciation [Judg 12:6] also with verb agendi [Eccl 8:10] (on [Isa 33:23] see III. כֵּן below כנן); right well [Ps 65:10] (Che; al. = so); with לֹא, as adjective, not right דְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר לֹאכֵֿן [2Kgs 17:9] things which were not right (verb agendi); of heart of a fool [Prov 15:7]; [Jer 23:10] as substantive = what is not right, upright [Jer 8:6] with verb agendi לֹאכֵֿן [2Kgs 7:9] that which is not right we are doing, [Jer 48:30] b.
2. veritable, true, כֵּןצְֿדָקָה
[Prov 11:19] the veritable of righteousness = true righteousness; [Isa 16:6] = [Jer 48:30] a may be either their boastings are not true or (Thes Che Di Du Gr Gie and others) the untruth of their boastings (לֹאכֵֿן as compound construct); absolute, in assent to something already said, Right! Correct! True! [Josh 2:4].
3. plural concrete honest (men)
[Gen 42:11]; [Gen 42:19]; [Gen 42:31]; [Gen 42:33]; [Gen 42:34] (all E). — II. כֵּן thus, so, see below; III. כֵּן place, base, see below כנן; IV. [כֵּן], כִּנִּם, כִּנָּם, see below כנן.
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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