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Imna meaning

ימנע

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🔼The name Imna in the Bible

The name Imna occurs only once in the Bible. Imna is mentioned as a son of Helem of Asher, and that's all we know about him (1 Chronicles 7:35).

🔼Etymology of the name Imna

The name Imna comes from the verb מנע (mana'), meaning to withhold or keep back:

The letter י (yod) with which our name begins is due to a common grammatical construction that makes the verb active: he will mana'. But this future form usually corresponds with a regular present tense in English.

🔼Imna meaning

For a meaning of the name Imna, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He Keeps Back. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes He (God) Will Retain. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret our name but does confirm that it derives from the verb מנע (mana').