aken: surelyOriginal Word: אָכֵן
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-kane')
Short Definition: surely
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. root
certainly (1), nevertheless (2), surely (11), truly (1).
Brown-Driver-Briggsאָכֵן (perhaps from אַח; compare Aramaic דֵּח & דִּכֵּן)
adverb with strong asseverative force:
a. surely, truly, especially at beginning of a speech (stronger & more decided than אַח) Genesis 28:16; Exodus 2:14; 1 Samuel 15:32; Isaiah 40:7; Isaiah 45:15; Jeremiah 3:23 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 8:8. In 1 Kings 11:2 אָבֵן stands unusually; and מֶּןֿ (compare ᵐ5 ᵑ6 ᵑ7) should probably be read (so Klo).
b. emphasizing a contrast, but indeed, but in fact, especially after אָמַרְתִּי I said or thought, expressing the reality, in opposed to what had been wrongly imagined, Isaiah 49:4b (opposed to va) Isaiah 53:4 (opposed to Isaiah 53:3 end) Jeremiah 3:20 (opposed to the expectation Jeremiah 3:19 b) Zephaniah 3:7b Psalm 31:23b (opposed to Psalm 31:23a) Psalm 66:19; Psalm 82:7 (opposed to Psalm 82:6) Job 32:8 (opposed to Job 32:7).
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancebut, certainly, nevertheless, surely, truly, verily
see HEBREW kuwn
see HEBREW ken
Forms and Transliterationsאָ֭כֵן אָכֵ֕ן אָכֵ֖ן אָכֵ֗ן אָכֵ֛ן אָכֵ֤ן אָכֵ֥ן אָכֵן֙ אָכֵן֩ אכן ’ā·ḵên ’āḵên aChen
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Hebrew 403
’ā·ḵên — 18 Occ.
HEB: מִשְּׁנָתוֹ֒ וַיֹּ֕אמֶר אָכֵן֙ יֵ֣שׁ יְהוָ֔ה
NAS: and said, Surely the LORD
KJV: and he said, Surely the LORD
INT: his sleep and said Surely is the LORD
1 Kings 11:2