BDB366 [H370]

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

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