Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Be, hold, use, I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were)

Greek: ἦν, ēn (G2258)

392 King James Bible Verses


Here are agree, be, X have, hold, use, was, were and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἦν mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2258

Greek Base Word: ἦν

Usage: + agree, be, X have (+ charge of), hold, use, was(-t), were

Definition: I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).

Detailed definition:

  1. I was, etc.

Derived terms: Imperfect of G1510.

See also:

  1. G1510


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: en
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: e̞n
  3. Transliteration: ēn
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ane
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ane

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