noun Etymology: Greek Enōch, from Hebrew Ḥănōkh Date: before 12th century an Old Testament patriarch and father of Methuselah

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  • ENOCH — (Heb. חֲנוֹךְ). (1) Son of Cain, father of Irad. The world s first city was named after Enoch (Gen. 4:17f.). It has been suggested that the writer is punning on the root ḥnk, to found, initiate. (2) Son of Jared, father of Methuselah, seventh… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Enoch — (from Hebrew: חֲנוֹךְ, Modern H̱anokh Tiberian Ḥănôḵ; Greek: Ενώχ, Enōkh; Arabic Name: إينوخ muslim usage; أخنوخ in Arab Christian usage) initiated, dedicated, disciplined ) is a Hebrew name. It may refer to: Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Enoch — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Zwei Personen im Tanach tragen diesen Namen, der bekanntere davon ist der Patriarch Henoch. Namensträger Enoch von Ascoli (um 1400–um 1457), humanistischer Lehrer und Handschriftensucher Enoch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Enoch — Enoch, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 3467 Housing Units (2000): 1029 Land area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Enoch — m Biblical: name (possibly meaning ‘experienced’ in Hebrew) of the son of Cain (Genesis 4: 16–22) and father of Methuselah (Genesis 5: 18 24). The latter is said to have lived for 365 years and the apocryphal ‘Books of Enoch’ are attributed to… …   First names dictionary

  • énoch — ou Hénoch personnage biblique, père de Mathusalem. Livre d énoch: livre apocryphe de l Ancien Testament; sorte d Apocalypse en plusieurs ouvrages des IIe et Ier s. av. J. C …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Enoch — masc. proper name, in O.T. eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from L. Enoch, from Gk. Enokh, from Heb. Hanokh, lit. dedicated, consecrated, from hanakh he dedicated, whence also HANUKKAH (Cf. Hanukkah) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enoch — enoch; enoch·ic; …   English syllables

  • Enoch — [ē′näk΄, ē′nək] n. [Gr Enōch < Heb chanoch, lit., dedicated] 1. a masculine name 2. Bible a) the eldest son of Cain: Gen. 4:17 b) the father of Methuselah: Gen. 5:21 …   English World dictionary

  • Enoch — Enoch, so v.w. Henoch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Enoch — Enoch, s. Henoch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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