ROOTS: To MEAN is to intend, purpose or indicate an intended meaning.the alleged Indo-European (IE) “root” is mei-no (opinion, intention).
מען Mah’[A]N is a purpose, address or answer. The common termלמען L'Mah’[A]N (Exodus1:11) means "for the sake of" or "with the purpose of."
BRANCHES: Cognates of MEANING include BEMOAN and MOAN. Given the activity of all this "intending," perhaps IE “root” men (to think) is related. If so, scores of words like ADMINISTER, MEMENTO, MIND and MONEY (see "MONEY") would be alleged cognates.
While NAME is M-N reversed, the "address" definition of מען Mah’[A]N is synonymous with NAME.To name something in Hebrew thought is to give it a MEANING.מנהMeeNaH (to appoint) is seen at "MINISTER."
Ayin-Noon-Hey, ענה GHaNaH, to respond (Deuteronomy 19:18), is answered by Japanese han’no, response.
Meinung isopinion in German, where meinen is to mean. Mening is Dutchopinion, and Dutch menen is to mean.[RW]
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