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Strong's #2099 - זִו

Root Word (Etymology)
probably from an unused root meaning to be prominent
Parts of Speech
proper masculine noun
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Zif = “brightness”

1) name of the 2nd month of the year, corresponding to April-May

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
1 Kings 2
NAS (2)
1 Kings 2
HCS (2)
1 Kings 2
BSB (2)
1 Kings 2
ESV (3)
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
WEB (2)
1 Kings 2
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 זִר apparently proper name of 2nd month, = approximately April-May, named as month of beginning the temple building; בְּחֹדֶשׁ זִו הוּא הַחֹדֶשׁ הַשֵּׁנִי 1 Kings 6:1 = בְּיֶרַח זִ֑ו 1 Kings 6:37; ᵐ5 B 1 Kings 6:1 has simply ἐν μηνὶ τῷ δευτέρῳ, 1 Kings 6:37 (in ᵐ5 1 Kings 6:4) ἐν μηνὶ Νεισῷ καὶ τῷ δευτέρῳ μηνίᵐ5 Manuscripts ἐν μηνὶ Ζιου μηνὶ τῷ δευτέρῳ; ᵐ5 L (only 1 Kings 6:37) ἐν δευτέρῳ μηνί, ἐν μηνὶ Ζιου; — (si vera lectio compare perhaps Aramaic זִיו brightness, freshness, so Biblical Aramaic Daniel 2:31 +; compare ᵑ7יֶרַח זִיו נִיצָנַיָּא month of brightness of flowers; Assyrian zîmu ( zîvu), Dl Proverbs 152f. compare Nö ZMG 1886,732; Thes and others derive זִו, זִיו ( = זְהִיו) from זהה in sense be bright, splendid, etc., compare Arabic increase, thrive (of seed-produce), a beautiful and bright, or fresh, plant; Aramaic זְהָא, adjective זָהוֺהָא haughty, proud; glory, boast, be magnificent; yet compare Ol§ 174near the end)

זוֺ, זוּ.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

זִו m. i.q. זִיו (which indeed is the reading of many copies), for זְהִיו (from the root זָהָה), splendour, especially of flowers, whence comes the name of the second Hebrew month, [Zif], from the new moon of May to that of June, (according to the Rabbins from the new moon of April to that of May), as though it were the month of flowers; 1 Kings 6:1, 37 1 Kings 6:37Chald. יֶרַח זִיו נִיצָנַיָּא the month of the splendour of flowers. In Chaldee, Syriac and Arabic, the same month is called, אִייָר, ܐܺܝܳܪܐܳ, أَيَّارُ, also from splendour. Compare German Lenz, Sued. Glenz, spring; likewise named from splendour, brightness.

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List of Word Forms
זִ֗ו זִֽו׃ זו זו׃ Ziv ziw
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