🔼The name Cun: Summary
- Founding, Firm
- From the verb כון (kun), to be set up, fixed or established.
🔼The name Cun in the Bible
The name Cun (or as some translations have it: Chun) appears only once in the Bible. It's the name of one of two Aramean towns (the other being Tibhath) from which king David levied a huge amount of bronze from which his son Solomon would construct the laver, the pillars and utensils for the temple.
🔼Etymology of the name Cun
The name Cun is identical to the adjective כון (ken) meaning right or true, from the verb כון (kun), meaning to establish or fix:
Root כנן (kanan) and hence verb כון (kun) mean to set, establish, fix, and so on. Nouns כן (ken), מכונה (mekona) and מכנה (mekona) denote a base or pedestal, noun מכון (makon) describes some fixed or established place, and noun תכונה (tekuna) means place or arrangement. Noun כון (kawwan) expresses a sort of ritualistic or sacrificial setup.
Adjective כן (ken) means right, true or honest, and adverb כן (ken) expresses confirmation: "thus" or "so". Verb כנה (kana) means to give a title or epithet or cognomen. Slightly unexpected, the noun כן (ken) denotes a gnat; the sort of proverbially plaguy insect that appears in huge swarms.
For a meaning of the name Cun, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Founding and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Firm, Choice. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name but does confirm it is identical to the adjective כון (ken).