Word Summary
yanah: to oppress, maltreat, perhaps suppress
Original Word: יָנָה
Transliteration: yanah
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-naw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to oppress, maltreat, perhaps suppress
Meaning: to rage, be violent, to suppress, to maltreat
Strong's Concordance
destroy, thrust out by oppressing proud, vex, do violence

A primitive root; to rage or be violent: by implication, to suppress, to maltreat -- destroy, (thrust out by) oppress(-ing, -ion, -or), proud, vex, do violence.


H3238. yanah

[יָנָה‎] verb suppress (?),oppress, maltreat (Late Hebrew Hiph`il vex with words; so Aramaic Aph`el אוֺנִי‎, but also ᵑ7‎ for Hebrew הוֺנָהmaltreat; Arabic is laxus, debilis fuit, IV. debilitavit, defatigavit, but connection dubious) —

Qal Imperfect1plural suffix נִינָםPsalm 74:8; Participle יוֺנָהJeremiah 25:38 3t. + Psalm 123:4 (see below); — suppress (?) followed by accusative 74:8 (text dubious); elsewhere oppress; Participle absolute as adjective הַיּוֺנָה הָעִירZephaniah 3:1; substantive f. collective הַיּוֺנָהoppressors Jeremiah 25:38 (but read חֶרֶב‎ for חֲרוֺן‎, with ᵐ5‎ Ew Hi Gf Ke etc., as 46:16; 50:16); Psalm 123:4 Qr יוֺנִים לִגְאֵיproudest oppressors (stative construct in superlative, compare Ges§ 133, 3, R. 1; yet most follow Kt לּגּאייונים‎, and derived from גַּאֲיוֺן‎ q. v. above)

Hiph`il Perfect הוֺנָהEzekiel 18:12, 16; הוֺנוּ22:7, 29; Imperfect יוֺנֶה18:7; 2masculine singular תּיֹנֶהExodus 22:20; תּוֺנֶנּוּDeuteronomy 23:17; יוֺנוּEzekiel 45:8; תּוֺנוּLeviticus 19:33 2t.; תֹּנוּJeremiah 22:3; Infinitive suffix הוֺנֹתָםEzekiel 46:18; Participle מוֺנַ֫יִךְIsaiah 49:26; — oppress, maltreat, followed by accusative, especially of ill-treatment of poor and weak, particular of the גֵּר‎, the 'stranger,' sojourner, by the rich and powerful, Exodus 22:20 (JE), Leviticus 19:33; 25:14, 17 (H), Deuteronomy 23:17; Jeremiah 22:3; Ezekiel 18:7, 12, 16; 22:7, 29; 45:8; 46:18; of a foreign oppressor only Isaiah 49:26.

יָנוֺחַ‎ see נוח‎; יָנוּם‎ see נום‎.