Word Summary
chanak: to train up, dedicate
Original Word: חָנַךְ
Transliteration: chanak
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-nak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to train up, dedicate
Meaning: to narrow, to initiate, discipline
Strong's Concordance
dedicate, train up

A primitive root; properly, to narrow (compare chanaq); figuratively, to initiate or discipline -- dedicate, train up.

see HEBREW chanaq


H2596. chanak

II. חִָנִךְverb train up, dedicate (compare Arabic apparently denominative from rub palate of child with chewed dates, Lane659a, of midwife rub palate of new-born child with oil, etc., before it begins to suck, Dozyii, 332; also make experienced, submissive, etc. (as one does a horse by a rope in its mouth) Lane; see also WeSkizzen iii, 154; Late Hebrew חִנֵּךְaccustom; Aramaic חֲנַךְdedicate, חַנֵּיךְ‎ as Late Hebrew; Ethiopic II. perceive, understand (Di108, initiatio is loan-word Id.ib.)) —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular suffix חֲנָכוֺDeuteronomy 20:5; Imperfect3masculine singular suffix יַחְנְכֶנּוּ20:5, 3masculine plural וַיַּחְנְכוּ1 Kings 8:63; 2 Chronicles 7:5; Imperative חֲנֹךְProverbs 22:6; —

1 train, train up a (the) youth (לַנַּעַר‎) Proverbs 22:6 (compare Late Hebrew חִנּוּךְ‎).

2 dedicate, of formal opening of a new house Deuteronomy 20:5 (twice in verse); dedicate, consecrate temple 1 Kings 8:63 2 Chronicles 7:5 (all followed by accusative)