Together the Ayin, Mem, and Nun refer to seeing the masses of life or mankind. The Vav then connects us to the Aleph and Lamed which mean El or God. Therefore, Immanuel means ‘God with us.’
|The ‘Ayin’ appears as an eye. It relates to the function of the eye, understanding, or knowledge.
|The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves and meant chaos, mighty, massive, or blood.
|The ‘Nun’ represents a seed or sprout and gives us the meaning of continuing to a new generation. It can have the meaning of life, continuing, perpetuating, sustaining, offspring, or heir.
|The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to attach, connect, secure or hook.
|The ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff with authority to push or pull sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, or move forward.
|The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.