Word Summary
anan: to practice soothsaying
Original Word: עָנַן
Transliteration: anan
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-nan')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to practice soothsaying
Meaning: to act covertly, practise magic
Strong's Concordance
bring, enchanter, observer of times, soothsayer, sorcerer

A primitive root; to cover; used only as a denominative from anan, to cloud over; figuratively, to act covertly, i.e. Practise magic -- X bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observe(-r of) times, soothsayer, sorcerer.

see HEBREW anan


H6049. anan

[עָנַן‎] verb denominative Pi`el Infinitive construct suffix with accusative of congnate meaning with verb ע ׳בְּעַנְנִי עַלהָֿאָרֶץGenesis 9:14 (P) when I bring clouds, etc.

II. [עָנַן‎] verb Po`. practice soothsaying (probably denominative, but original meaning dubious; connection with I. עָנָן‎ (DeIsaiah 2:6) now Generally abandoned; LöwZMG xxxi (1877), 539 compare עַיִןeye, so WeSkizzen iii. 148 (but see below); RSJPhil xiv (1885), 119 f. compare Arabic nasal twang, hum of insects, whence diviners as crooning; Ew Gerber31of diviner as interpreting hum of insects, whisper of leaves, etc.; WeHeid. 2, 204 now compare appear, i. e. dealers in phenomena); — Perfect3masculine singular consecutive וְעוֺנֵן2 Kings 21:6 2 Chronicles 33:6; Imperfect2masculine plural תְעוֺנֵ֑נוּ וְלֹאLeviticus 19:26 (H); Participle as substantive מְעוֺנֵןDeuteronomy 18:10 (forbidden), plural מְעֹנְנִים18:14, ׳מְעוֺMicah 5:11, מְעוֺנְנִים אֵלוֺןJudges 9:37 (see I. אֵלוֺן‎; seat of an oracle, compare RSSem i. 179 2nd ed. 196); also (without מְ‎, compare Sta§ 233i. 349) עֹנְנִיםIsaiah 2:6, suffix עֹנְנֵיכֶםJeremiah 27:9; feminine singular in עֹנְנָה בְּנֵיIsaiah 57:3 sons of a soothsaying woman, figurative of apostates. — see כִּשֵּׁף‎, II. [נָחַשׁ‎], [קָסַם‎].