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Ahian meaning

אחין
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🔼The name Ahian in the Bible

The name Ahian occurs only one time in the Bible. He is mentioned as a son of Shemida of Manasseh, whose other sons were Shechem, Likhi and Aniam. (1 Chronicles 7:19).

🔼Etymology of the name Ahian

The name Ahian comes from the curious little word אח (ah), which in this context probably means brother:

The letter nun upon which our name ends is probably a remnant of the familiar waw-nun extension, which forges a personification or localization of the root.

🔼Ahian meaning

The name Ahian would thus mean He Who Acts Like A Brother, or more concise: Fraternal (NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary) or Brotherly (Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names).

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