Word Summary
nes: a standard, ensign, signal, sign
Original Word: נֵס
Transliteration: nes
Phonetic Spelling: (nace)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a standard, ensign, signal, sign
Meaning: a flag, a sail, a flagstaff, a signal, a token
Strong's Concordance
banner, pole, sail, ensign, standard

From nacac; a flag; also a sail; by implication, a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively, a token -- banner, pole, sail, (en-)sign, standard.

see HEBREW nacac


H5251. nes

נֵסnoun [masculine] standard, ensign, signal, sign (Late Hebrew id., flag, usually sign, i.e. miracle; נִסָּא נֵס, ᵑ7sign, miracle); — ׳נ‎ absolute Numbers 21:8 +; construct Isaiah 11:10; suffix נִסִּיExodus 17:15; Isaiah 49:22; —

1. a. standard, as rallying-point, ׳י נִסִּיExodus 17:15 (E), ׳יmy standard (name of altar); conspicuously set on hill Isaiah 30:17 (simile of solitariness; "" הָהָר עַלרֿאֹשׁ תֹּרֶן‎); signal of war [see SchumacherZPV ix. 232, Across the Jordan, 104 f.] (especially to the nations, for destruction or deliverance of Judah, Isaiah Jeremiah), נ ׳נָשָׂא לַגּוֺיִם5:26; 11:12; compare 18:3 (on mountains, "" שׁוֺפָר תָּקַע‎); נ ׳אָרִים אֶלעַֿמִּים49:22 ("" יָדִי אֶלגּֿוֺיִם אֶשָּׂא‎), — in all these subject ׳י‎; compare עַמִּים לְנֵס עֹמֵד10:11 (of Messianic king); נ ׳שְׂאוּ13:2 (on mountain), Jeremiah 50:2; 51:12 (with אֶלֿagainst), 51:27 ("" בַּגּוֺיִם שׁוֺפָר תִּקְעוּ‎), נ ׳הָרִימוּ עַלעַֿמִּיםIsaiah 62:10, compare Jeremiah 4:21 ("" שׁוֺפָר קוֺל‎); ׳נָתַתָּהנ֗֗֗ לְהִתְנוֺסֵסPsalm 60:6 thou hast set a standard (only) for fleeing.

b. signal, נ ׳שְׂאוּ צִיּ֫וֺנָהJeremiah 4:6 (i.e. to direct refugees to Zion).

2 standard, as pole, supporting serpent of bronze Numbers 21:8-9, (JE).

3. a. ensign, signal, לְנֵס לָךְ לִהְיוֺת מִפְרָשֵׁךְ הָיָה שֵׁשׁמִ֗֗֗מִּצְרַיִםEzekiel 27:7 byssus from Egypt was thy sail, to serve thee for an ensign (so DaToy; on lack of pennon on ancient ships see Co; > strike out Co Berthol); so

b. (since sails were the only ensign) = sail Isaiah 33:23 (Che Di and others; > pennon Ges Hi Ew De Du).

4 sign (compare Late Hebrew) = warning Numbers 26:10 (P).