Word Summary
kanas: to gather, collect
Original Word: כָּנַס
Transliteration: kanas
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-nas')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to gather, collect
Meaning: to collect, to enfold
Strong's Concordance
to collect; hence, to enfold:

A primitive root; to collect; hence, to enfold:


H3664. kanas

[כָּנַס‎] verb gather, collect (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּנַס‎ (see also כנשׁ‎); Ethiopic in derived conjugation assemble for worship, etc.; Arabic is sweep, sweep away, destroy) —

Qal (late) Perfect1singular כָּנַסְתִּיEcclesiastes 2:8; Imperative כְּנוֺסEsther 4:16; Infinitive construct 1 Chronicles 22:2-3t.; Participle כֹּנֵסPsalm 33:7; — gather people 1 Chronicles 22:2; Esther 4:16; ׳כ תְּהוֺמוֺת בְּאוֺצָרוֺת נֹתֵן הַיָּ֑ם מֵי כַּנֵּדPsalm 33:7 (read perhaps, for כַּנּאֹד כַּנֵּד,as in a wine skin, see נד נאד,‎); gather, collect portions of harvest for priests and Levites Nehemiah 12:44; stones Ecclesiastes 3:5 (opposed to השׁליך‎); silver and gold = amass wealth 2:8; absolute 2:26 ("" אסף‎).

Pi`el Perfect1singular אֶתְכֶם וְכִנַּסְתִּ֫יEzekiel 22:21 and I will gather you together (for punishment; Co translates to 22:20 and reads for וְהִנַּחְתִּ֫י‎; "" קבץ22:19; 22:20); of restoration אֶלאַֿדְמָתָם וְכִנַּסְתִּים39:28, and יְכַנֵּסPsalm 147:2.

Hithpa`el Infinitive construct צָרָה כְּהִתְכַּנֵּסוְהַמַּסֵּכָהIsaiah 28:20 and the covering is (too) narrow when one gathers oneself together ("" הַמַּצָּע מֵהִשְׂתָּרֵעַקָצַר‎), i.e. the bed is too short to stretch oneself at full length, and when one (perforce) draws up the feet, the covering becomes too narrow.