349. ek
Strong's Concordance
ek: how?
Original Word: אֵיךְ
Part of Speech: adverb interrogative; exclamation; adverb interrogative
Transliteration: ek
Phonetic Spelling: (ake)
Definition: how?
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ay
NASB Translation
how (60), what (1).

אֵיךְ59 (Aramaic אֵיךְ, [pronounced âch])

adverb 1. interrogative How? Genesis 26:9; 2 Samuel 1:5,14; 1 Kings 12:6; Isaiah 20:6 and elsewhere; often with imperfect (especially in 1 person) in an expostulation Genesis 39:9; Genesis 44:8,34; Joshua 9:7; 2 Samuel 2:22; 2 Samuel 12:18; Psalm 137:4; Isaiah 48:11 for howshould it be profaned ? איך תאמר(וׅ how canst or dost thou (do you) say . . . ? Judges 16:15; Isaiah 19:11; Jeremiah 2:23 (compare Jeremiah 8:8 אֵיכָה) Jeremiah 48:14; Psalm 11:1; in an indirect sentence 2 Kings 17:28; Jeremiah 36:17; Ruth 3:18.

2. as an exclamation How! whether of lamentation 2 Samuel 1:19; Jeremiah 2:21; Jeremiah 9:18; Micah 2:4; or of satisfaction Isaiah 14:4,12; Jeremiah 48:39; Jeremiah 51:41; Obadiah 5 and elsewhere; with intensive force = how gladly! Jeremiah 3:19, how terribly! Jeremiah 9:6 (but others render here 'for how [else] should I do'? etc.) **Hos 11:8 according to Hi Ke We Marti and others.

אֵיכָה (from אַי and כָּה = כֹּה; compare Assyrian ekiam)

adverb 1. interrogative In what manner? τίνι τρόπῳ; (rather more definite than אֵיח = πῶς); Deuteronomy 1:12; Deuteronomy 7:17; Deuteronomy 12:30; Deuteronomy 18:21; Deuteronomy 32:30; Judges 20:3 (indirect sentence) 2 Kings 6:15; Jeremiah 8:8; Psalm 73:11.

2 exclamation How! (slightly more emphatic than אֵיח) Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 48:17; Lamentations 1:1; Lamentations 2:1; Lamentations 4:1,2.

3 Where? (properly north-Israel; compare Aramaic אֵיכָא, where ? compare DrIntr. 178, 421) only 2 Kings 6:13 Kt Songs 1:7 (twice in verse), — each time in an indirect sentence.

אֵיכָ֫כָה (Canticles) ֵ˜איכָכָ֫ה (Esther) (from אַי & כָּ֫כָה thus)

How? only Songs 5:3 (twice in verse); Esther 8:6 (twice in verse).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
how, what

Also eykah {ay-kaw'}; and teykakah {ay-kaw'-kah}; prolonged from 'ay; how? Or how!; also where -- how, what.

see HEBREW 'ay

Forms and Transliterations
אֵ֖יךְ אֵ֗יךְ אֵ֚יךְ אֵ֛יךְ אֵ֞יךְ אֵ֣יךְ אֵ֣יךְ ׀ אֵ֤יךְ אֵ֥יךְ אֵ֭יךְ אֵיךְ֙ אֵיכָ֖ה אֵיכָ֖כָה אֵיכָ֞ה אֵיכָ֣ה אֵיכָ֣ה ׀ אֵיכָ֤ה אֵיכָ֥ה אֵיכָ֥כָה אֵיכָ֨ה אֵיכָה֙ אֵיכָה֩ אֵיכָכָ֤ה איך איכה איככה וְ֭אֵיךְ וְאֵ֕יךְ וְאֵ֖יךְ וְאֵ֗יךְ וְאֵ֛יךְ וְאֵ֣יךְ וְאֵ֥יךְ וְאֵ֨יךְ וְאֵֽיכָכָ֤ה וְאֵיךְ֙ ואיך ואיככה ’ê·ḵā·ḵāh ’ê·ḵāh ’êḵ ’êḵāh ’êḵāḵāh eiCh eichaChah eiChah veEich veeichaChah wə’êḵ wə’êḵāḵāh wə·’ê·ḵā·ḵāh wə·’êḵ
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 26:9
HEB: אִשְׁתְּךָ֙ הִ֔וא וְאֵ֥יךְ אָמַ֖רְתָּ אֲחֹ֣תִי
NAS: she is your wife! How then did you say,
INT: is your wife he How say other

Genesis 39:9
HEB: אַתְּ־ אִשְׁתּ֑וֹ וְאֵ֨יךְ אֶֽעֱשֶׂ֜ה הָרָעָ֤ה
NAS: you are his wife. How then could I do
INT: thou are his wife How do wickedness

Genesis 44:8
HEB: מֵאֶ֣רֶץ כְּנָ֑עַן וְאֵ֗יךְ נִגְנֹב֙ מִבֵּ֣ית
NAS: of Canaan. How then could we steal
INT: the land of Canaan How steal house

Genesis 44:34
HEB: כִּי־ אֵיךְ֙ אֶֽעֱלֶ֣ה אֶל־
NAS: For how shall I go up to my father
KJV: For how shall I go up to my father,
INT: For how go to

Exodus 6:12
HEB: שָׁמְע֣וּ אֵלַ֔י וְאֵיךְ֙ יִשְׁמָעֵ֣נִי פַרְעֹ֔ה
NAS: have not listened to me; how then will Pharaoh
INT: listened to me how listen will Pharaoh

Exodus 6:30
HEB: עֲרַ֣ל שְׂפָתַ֔יִם וְאֵ֕יךְ יִשְׁמַ֥ע אֵלַ֖י
NAS: in speech; how then will Pharaoh
INT: unskilled speech how listen then

Deuteronomy 1:12
HEB: אֵיכָ֥ה אֶשָּׂ֖א לְבַדִּ֑י
KJV: How can I myself alone bear
INT: How bear alone

Deuteronomy 7:17
HEB: הָאֵ֖לֶּה מִמֶּ֑נִּי אֵיכָ֥ה אוּכַ֖ל לְהוֹרִישָֽׁם׃
KJV: [are] more than I; how can
INT: These than how can dispossess

Deuteronomy 12:30
HEB: לֵֽאלֹהֵיהֶ֜ם לֵאמֹ֨ר אֵיכָ֨ה יַעַבְד֜וּ הַגּוֹיִ֤ם
INT: their gods saying how serve nations

Deuteronomy 18:21
HEB: תֹאמַ֖ר בִּלְבָבֶ֑ךָ אֵיכָה֙ נֵדַ֣ע אֶת־
INT: may say your heart will we know the word

Deuteronomy 32:30
HEB: אֵיכָ֞ה יִרְדֹּ֤ף אֶחָד֙
INT: how chase one

Joshua 9:7
HEB: אַתָּ֣ה יוֹשֵׁ֔ב וְאֵ֖יךְ [אֶכְרֹות־ כ]
NAS: within our land; how then shall we make
INT: you are living how make make

Judges 16:15
HEB: וַתֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלָ֗יו אֵ֚יךְ תֹּאמַ֣ר אֲהַבְתִּ֔יךְ
NAS: Then she said to him, How can you say,
KJV: And she said unto him, How canst thou say,
INT: said to him How say love

Judges 20:3
HEB: יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל דַּבְּר֕וּ אֵיכָ֥ה נִהְיְתָ֖ה הָרָעָ֥ה
INT: of Israel Tell how take adversity

Ruth 3:18
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֣ר תֵּֽדְעִ֔ין אֵ֖יךְ יִפֹּ֣ל דָּבָ֑ר
NAS: until you know how the matter turns
INT: you know how turns the matter

1 Samuel 16:2
HEB: וַיֹּ֤אמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל֙ אֵ֣יךְ אֵלֵ֔ךְ וְשָׁמַ֥ע
NAS: said, How can I go?
INT: said Samuel How along hears

2 Samuel 1:5
HEB: הַמַּגִּ֣יד ל֑וֹ אֵ֣יךְ יָדַ֔עְתָּ כִּי־
NAS: who told him, How do you know
INT: the young told How know for

2 Samuel 1:14
HEB: אֵלָ֖יו דָּוִ֑ד אֵ֚יךְ לֹ֣א יָרֵ֔אתָ
NAS: said to him, How is it you were not afraid
INT: then David How were not afraid

2 Samuel 1:19
HEB: בָּמוֹתֶ֖יךָ חָלָ֑ל אֵ֖יךְ נָפְל֥וּ גִבּוֹרִֽים׃
NAS: on your high places! How have the mighty
INT: your high is slain How fallen have the mighty

2 Samuel 1:25
HEB: אֵ֚יךְ נָפְל֣וּ גִבֹּרִ֔ים
NAS: How have the mighty fallen
INT: How fallen have the mighty

2 Samuel 1:27
HEB: אֵ֚יךְ נָפְל֣וּ גִבּוֹרִ֔ים
NAS: How have the mighty fallen,
INT: How fallen have the mighty

2 Samuel 2:22
HEB: אַכֶּ֙כָּה֙ אַ֔רְצָה וְאֵיךְ֙ אֶשָּׂ֣א פָנַ֔י
NAS: you to the ground? How then could I lift
INT: strike common how lift my face

2 Samuel 6:9
HEB: הַה֑וּא וַיֹּ֕אמֶר אֵ֛יךְ יָב֥וֹא אֵלַ֖י
NAS: and he said, How can the ark
INT: and he said How come can

2 Samuel 12:18
HEB: שָׁמַ֣ע בְּקוֹלֵ֔נוּ וְאֵ֨יךְ נֹאמַ֥ר אֵלָ֛יו
NAS: to our voice. How then can we tell
INT: listen to our voice How tell about

1 Kings 12:6
HEB: חַ֖י לֵאמֹ֑ר אֵ֚יךְ אַתֶּ֣ם נֽוֹעָצִ֔ים
NAS: saying, How do you counsel
INT: alive saying How you counsel

82 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 349
82 Occurrences

’êḵ — 43 Occ.
’ê·ḵā·ḵāh — 3 Occ.
’ê·ḵāh — 17 Occ.
wə·’êḵ — 18 Occ.
wə·’ê·ḵā·ḵāh — 1 Occ.

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