1598. ganan
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ganan: to cover, surround, defend
Original Word: גָּנַן
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ganan
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-nan')
Short Definition: defend

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to cover, surround, defend
NASB Translation
defend (6), protect (2).

[גָּנַן] verb cover, surround, defend (Arabic , Aramaic אַגֵּן (Aph`el), Palmyrene אגן VogPalm.132 ff.) —

Qal Perfect וְגַנּוֺתִי Isaiah 37:35 3t.; Infinitive absolute גָּנוֺן Isaiah 31:5 (c. Hiph`il q. v.) — defend, subject always ׳י; object the city Jerusalem with על Isaiah 37:35; Isaiah 38:6 = 2 Kings 20:6; 2 Kings 19:34 with אֶלֿ ("" הוֺשִׁיעַ).

Hiph`il Imperfect — or

Qal according to BaZMG 1889, 178, who compare Arabic יָגֵן Isaiah 31:5 2t. — defend (= Qal), Jerusalem Isaiah 31:5 יגן גָּ֗֗֗נוֺן with על ("" הִצִּיל); object Yahweh's people Zechariah 9:15 with על, Zechariah 12:8 with בְּעַד.


A primitive root; to hedge about, i.e. (generally) protect -- defend.

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