הֵן ‎(hen)

  1. Lo! also (as expressing surprise) if: - behold, if, lo, though.
    • Numbers 23:9, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      כִּי־מֵרֹאשׁ צֻרִים אֶרְאֶנּוּ וּמִגְּבָעוֹת אֲשׁוּרֶנּוּ הֶן־עָם לְבָדָד יִשְׁכֹּן וּבַגּוֹיִם לֹא יִתְחַשָּׁב׃
      ki-merósh tsurím 'er'énu umig'va'ót 'ashurénu hen-'ám l'vadád yishkón uvagoyím ló yitkhasháv.
      kī-mērōš ṣūrīm ʾerʾénnū ūmiggəḇāʿōṯ ʾăšūrénnū hen-ʿām ləḇāḏāḏ yiškōn ūḇaggōyīm lō yiṯḥaššāḇ.
      For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
  2. (formal) yes, yea, aye


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Usage notesEdit

  • Due to being the affirmative, it is used as a copula, inflected identically to (and confused with) הִנֵּה ‎(hiné). Although this is in parralel to usage of the negative אֵין ‎(ēn), this is discouraged by the Academy of the Hebrew Language.


הֵן ‎(henf pl

  1. They (feminine).

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