Word Summary
anash: to be weak, sick
Original Word: אָנַשׁ
Transliteration: anash
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-nash')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be weak, sick
Meaning: to be frail, feeble, melancholy
Strong's Concordance
desperately wicked, incurable, sick, woeful

A primitive root; to be frail, feeble, or (figuratively) melancholy -- desperate(-ly wicked), incurable, sick, woeful.


H605. anash

I. [אָנַשׁ‎] verb be weak, sick (Assyrian anâšu ZimBP 56, 70; Wetzst in DePsalmen, ed. 4, 882 derive from II. אנשׁper antiphrasin; DlPr 160 identified with III. אנשׁ‎; see also DePsalmen, ed. 4, 904; so LagBN 60, who compare , weichliches d.h. stumpfes Schwert. It seems safer at present to keep the three distinct).

Qal Passive participle אָנוּשׁJob 34:6 +; אֲנוּשָׁהJeremiah 15:18; Micah 1:9 & so read Psalm 69:21 (Bi Che) etc.; as adjective incurable, of wound, but metaphor (מַכָּה‎) Micah 1:9; Jeremiah 15:18; compare Job 34:6 (חֵץ‎), Jeremiah 30:12 שֵׁבֶר‎; "" מַכָּה נַחְלָה‎); so אָנוּשׁ כְּאֵבIsaiah 17:11; compare Jeremiah 30:15 (מַכְאֹב‎); compare אָנוּשׁ יוֺם‎ Isaiah 17:16; also in phrase הוּא וְאָנֻשׁ מִכֹּל הַלֵּב עָקֹב17:9

Niph`al Imperfect וַיֵּאָנַ֯שׁ֑2 Samuel 12:15 be sick, of child.

II. אנשׁ‎ (compare Arabic be inclined to, friendly, social, which however NöZMG 1886, 739 thinks denominative, compare collective men, people; see on the other hand Wetzstl.c. ZimBP 20, see also LagBN 68; — hence אֲנָשִׁים‎ plural of אִישּׁ‎; see also below אישׁ‎).