Wean
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Among the Hebrews children (whom it was customary for the mothers to nurse, Exodus 2:7-9; 1 Samuel 1:23; Cant. 8:1) were not generally weaned till they were three or four years old.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To gradually transfer a child or other young animal from mother's milk to other nourishment.

2. (a.) Hence, to detach or alienate the affections of, from any object of desire; to reconcile to the want or loss of anything.

3. (n.) A weanling; a young child.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WEAN

wen: "To wean" in English Versions of the Bible is always the translation of (gamal), but gamal has a much wider force than merely "to wean," signifying "to deal fully with," as in Psalm 13:6, etc. Hence, as applied to a child, gamal covers the whole period of nursing and care until the weaning is complete (1 Kings 11:20). This period in ancient Israel extended to about 3 years, and when it was finished the child was mature enough to be entrusted to strangers (1 Samuel 1:24). And, as the completion of the period marked the end of the most critical stage of the child's life, it was celebrated with a feast (Genesis 21:8), a custom still observed in the Orient. The weaned child, no longer fretting for the breast and satisfied with its mother's affection, is used in Psalm 131:2 as a figure for Israel's contentment with God's care, despite the smallness of earthly possessions. In Isaiah 28:9 there is an ironical question, `Is God to teach you knowledge as if you were children? You should have learned His will long ago!'

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Strong's Hebrew
1580. gamal -- to deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean ...
... gamal. 1581 . to deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean, ripen.
Transliteration: gamal Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-mal') Short Definition: weaned. ...
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Library

The Poor Man's Friend
... suffered to go long unpunished. The Assyrian empire wean a very cruel one,
but what is now left of Nineveh and Babylon? Go to the heaps ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 53 1907/the poor mans friend.htm

Spiritual Desolation.
... When a soul begins to cultivate the spiritual life, God usually showers his
consolations upon her to wean her away from the world; but when he sees her making ...
/.../de liguori/uniformity with gods will/6 spiritual desolation.htm

The Upbringing of Jewish Children
... represents the child as the "gamul," or "weaned one" (Psalm 131:2; Isaiah 11:8,
28:9), from a verb which primarily means to complete, and secondarily to wean. ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 7 the upbringing of.htm

The Faults Committed in this Degree --Distractions, Temptations ...
... In distractions or temptations, instead of combating them directly, which would
only serve to augment them, and to wean us from God, with whom alone we ought ...
/.../chapter xiv the faults committed.htm

Letter xix. Submission to the Will of God; Dependence Upon Him for ...
... every son whom he receiveth." How consoling the reflection, that all our sufferings
are designed to mortify and subdue our corruptions, to wean us from the ...
/.../letter xix submission to the.htm

On Refuges of Lies.
... a lie. If it does not produce a heavenly mind, and expel a worldly mind,
and wean us from the love of the world, it is a lie. If ...
/.../finney/sermons on gospel themes/vii on refuges of lies.htm

Hosea
... for a paramour, but he is moved by his love for her to buy her out of the degradation
into which she has fallen, and takes earnest measures to wean her to a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/hosea.htm

Song 14. Examples of Early Piety.
... blaspheme. 5 Samuel the child was wean'd, and brought To wait upon the Lord;
Young Timothy betimes was taught To know his holy Word. ...
/.../watts/divine songs for children/song 14 examples of early.htm

Song 14. Examples of Early Piety.
... They gave him honour with their tongue,. While scribes and priests blaspheme.
Samuel the child was wean'd and brought. To wait upon the Lord: ...
/.../watts/divine and moral songs/song 14 examples of early.htm

A Homily for Humble Folks
... a man of years and honor, and possibly his two young friends looked up to him more
than was meet, and therefore his principal endeavor was to wean them from ...
/.../spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/a homily for humble folks.htm

Thesaurus
Wean
... 3. (n.) A weanling; a young child. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. WEAN.
wen: "To wean" in English Versions of the Bible is always ...
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Weaned (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Wean. Multi-Version Concordance Weaned
(9 Occurrences). Genesis 21:8 The child grew, and was weaned. ...
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Wealthy (22 Occurrences)

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Child (355 Occurrences)
... In the earliest times mothers did not wean their children till they were from thirty
months to three years old; and the day on which they were weaned was kept ...
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Alienate (2 Occurrences)
... turn away; as to alienate a former friend; to make indifferent of averse, where
love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from. Int. ...
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Weaning (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wean. Multi-Version Concordance
Weaning (1 Occurrence). 1 Samuel 1:23 And Elkanah ...
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