(Hebrews Eyn-, עֵין, constr. of עִין, a fountain), a prefix to many names of places in Hebrews (e.g. En-gedi, En-gammin, En-dor, En-haddah, En- hazor, En-harod, En-mishpah; En-eglaim, En-shemesh, En-rogel, Entannim [Ne 2:13], En-tappuah); all so called from a living spring in the vicinity; and corresponding to the Arabic prefix Ain- (Robinson, Researches, 3:225), in which language, as also in the Syriac and Ethiopic, it has the same signification; in two instances (Jos 21:16; Nu 34:11) it stands alone as the name of a place (q.d. "the spring"); also in the dual, ENAM SEE ENAM (q.v.), and plural ANIM SEE ANIM (q.v.), the latter likewise in the Aramaic form Enon (q.v.). SEE AIN.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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