Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #6996: qatan (pronounced kaw-tawn')

or qaton {kaw-tone'}; from 6962; abbreviated, i.e. diminutive, literally (in quantity, size or number) or figuratively (in age or importance):--least, less(-er), little (one), small(-est, one, quantity, thing), young(-er, -est).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


qâṭân / qâṭôn

1) young, small, insignificant, unimportant

1a) small

1b) insignificant

1c) young

1d) unimportant

Part of Speech: adjective

Relation: from H6962

Same Word by TWOT Number: 2009a, 2009b


This word is used 101 times:

Genesis 1:16: "light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars"
Genesis 9:24: "from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done"
Genesis 19:11: "were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find"
Genesis 27:15: "and put them upon Jacob her younger son:"
Genesis 27:42: "and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold,"
Genesis 29:16: "of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel."
Genesis 29:18: "thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter."
Genesis 42:13: "man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father,"
Genesis 42:15: "ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come"
Genesis 42:20: "But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die."
Genesis 42:32: "sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father"
Genesis 42:34: "And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye"
Genesis 43:29: "son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke unto"
Genesis 44:2: "cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word"
Genesis 44:12: "and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack."
Genesis 44:20: "an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone"
Genesis 44:23: "unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with"
Genesis 44:26: "We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with"
Genesis 44:26: "see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with"
Genesis 48:19: "also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed"
Exodus 18:22: "they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier"
Exodus 18:26: "unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves."
Numbers 22:18: "the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more."
Deuteronomy 1:17: "persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face"
Deuteronomy 25:13: "in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small."
Deuteronomy 25:14: "in thine house divers measures, a great and a small."
Judges 1:13: "the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him"
Judges 3:9: "the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother."
Judges 9:5: "one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for"
Judges 15:2: "thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer"
1 Samuel 2:19: "Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year,"
1 Samuel 5:9: "and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods"
1 Samuel 9:21: "Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family"
1 Samuel 14:49: "of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger Michal:"
1 Samuel 15:17: "said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head"
1 Samuel 16:11: "And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel"
1 Samuel 17:14: "And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul."
1 Samuel 20:2: "nothing either great or small, but that he will show it"
1 Samuel 20:35: "into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad with"
1 Samuel 22:15: "nothing of all this, less or more."
1 Samuel 25:36: "was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until"
1 Samuel 30:2: "were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away,"
1 Samuel 30:19: "And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons"
2 Samuel 9:12: "And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house"
2 Samuel 12:3: "man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which"
1 Kings 2:20: "I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay."
1 Kings 3:7: "of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out"
1 Kings 8:64: "that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offerings,"
1 Kings 11:17: "of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child."
1 Kings 17:13: "but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring"

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