Word Summary
sakan: to incur danger
Original Word: סָכַן
Transliteration: sakan
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-kan')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to incur danger
Meaning: to cut, damage, to grow, poor
Strong's Concordance
endanger, impoverish

Probably a denominative from sakkiyn; properly, to cut, i.e. Damage; also to grow (causatively, make) poor -- endanger, impoverish.

see HEBREW sakkiyn


H5533. sakan

II. סָכַן‎] verb incur danger (late) (Late Hebrew id. Pi`el endanger, Hiph`il be endangered, סַכָּנָהdanger, etc.; Aramaic סְכַןid., compare LevyNHWB iii. 526 f. DeHL und Koheleth 203; Eng. Trans. 194); —

Niph`al Imperfect3masculine singular יִסָּכֶןבָּֿםEcclesiastes 10:9 he that cleaveth (logs of) wood endangers himself by them.

III. [סָכַן‎] verb (so most) be poor, but see below; —

Pu`al Participle תְּרוּמָה הַמְסֻכָּןIsaiah 40:20 usually, he who is impoverished in respect to offering, but very dubious; see conjectures in Du (against him Di-Kit) Skinner ZimZA ix.111 CheHeb.Hpt.מִסְכֵּןpoor, מִסְכֵּנֻתpoverty.

[סִכְסֵךְ‎] see below IV. שׂכך