אִישׁ Strong’s #376 iysh

And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:23

A Hebrew word is closely related to its root as well as to other words derived from that root. So, by looking at the root of the word iysh, we can gain a clearer picture of the meaning of this word. The root of this word is anash (Strongs #605) (the letter n (nun) is frequently dropped from a root) and its meaning can be found in Jeremiah 15:18: Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Anash means “to be incurable” like a wound that refuses to heal. This connection between incurableness and man is probably derived from man’s mortality. I have heard it said before, “We are born terminally ill,” since death is inevitable for all of us.