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En

En,

at the beginning of many Hebrew words, signifies a spring or fountain.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'En,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

EN-

(`ayin (compare Arabic `Ain)):

The Hebrew word for "spring" or "fountain" (Genesis 16:7; Numbers 33:9; Nehemiah 2:14; Proverbs 8:28 (feminine plural)). It occurs in numerous compound words, as EN-GEDI, EN-HADDAH, EN-HAKKORE, EN-HAZOR, EN-RIMMON, EN-ROGEL, EN-SHEMESH (which see). In the same way the word `Ain is a very common component of Arabic names of places throughout Palestine and Syria at the present day. Places with names compounded with "En-" were almost certainly located near a spring.

See FOUNTAIN; WELL.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EN-'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.