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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #04617 - מַעֲנֶה
1) answer, response
2) (TWOT) place for task
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מַעֲנֶה m. (from the root עָנָה)
(1) reply, answer, Job 32:3, Job 32:5; Proverbs 15:1, 23 Proverbs 15:23 hence
(a) hearing and answering of prayers, Proverbs 16:1.
(b) contradiction, refutation, Job 32:3, Job 32:5.
(2) purpose, intent, whence the abbreviated מַעַן. Proverbs 16:4 compare Arab. غى to purpose.