Word Summary
aken: surely
Original Word: אָכֵן
Transliteration: aken
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-kane')
Part of Speech: Adverb
Short Definition: surely
Meaning: firmly, surely, but
Strong's Concordance
but, certainly, nevertheless, surely, truly, verily

From kuwn (compare ken); firmly; figuratively, surely; also (advers.) But -- but, certainly, nevertheless, surely, truly, verily.

see HEBREW kuwn

see HEBREW ken


H403. aken

אָכֵן‎ (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; 45:15; Jeremiah 3:23 (twice in verse); 4:10; 8:8. In 1 Kings 11:2 אָבֵן‎ stands unusually; and מֶּןֿ‎ (compare ᵑ7 ᵑ6 ᵐ5‎) should probably be read (so Klo).

b. emphasizing a contrast, but indeed, but in fact, especially after אָמַרְתִּיI said or thought, expressing the reality, in opposed to what had been wrongly imagined, Isaiah 49:4b (opposed to va) 53:4 (opposed to 53:3 end) Jeremiah 3:20 (opposed to the expectation 3:19 b) Zephaniah 3:7b Psalm 31:23b (opposed to 31:23a) 66:19; 82:7 (opposed to 82:6) Job 32:8 (opposed to 32:7).