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Strong's #3956 - לְשֹׁנָה

Transliteration
lâshôwn
Phonetics
law-shone', law-shone', lesh-o-naw'
Origin
from (H3960)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
TWOT
1131a
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. tongue
    1. tongue (of men)
      1. tongue (literal)
      2. tongue (organ of speech)
    2. language
    3. tongue (of animals)
    4. tongue (of fire)
    5. wedge, bay of sea (tongue-shaped)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 440 ‑ ἄνθραξ (anth'‑rax);  1100 ‑ γλῶσσα (gloce'‑sah);  1258 ‑ διάλεκτος (dee‑al'‑ek‑tos);  5456 ‑ φωνή (fo‑nay');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
ASV (115)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 33
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
BSB (112)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 35
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
CSB (96)
Genesis 3
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 35
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
ESV (112)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 35
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
KJV (117)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 35
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
LEB (111)
Genesis 3
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 5
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 34
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 14
Jeremiah 5
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 3
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
LSB (114)
Genesis 3
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 34
Proverbs 19
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
N95 (78)
Genesis 3
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Proverbs 19
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 3
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 1
NAS (112)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 35
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 3
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 1
NLT (0)
The World English Bible
did not use
this Strong's Number
WEB (116)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 6
Judges 1
2 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 5
Job 9
Psalms 34
Proverbs 19
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 15
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Zechariah 2
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2325) nsl (לסהנ LShN) AC: Slander CO: Tongue AB: Language: The wagging of the tongue when talking or slandering.

V) nsl (לסהנ LShN) - Slander: To slander another as a wagging of the tongue. KJV (3): (vf: Hiphil, Piel) slander, accuse - Strongs: H3960 (לָשַׁן)

em) nsil (ליסהנ LYShN) - Language: As coming from the movement of the tongue. [Aramaic only] KJV (7): language - Strongs: H3961 (לִשָּׁן)

cm) nfsl (לסהונ LShWN) - I. Tongue: II. Language:As coming from the movement of the tongue. KJV (117): tongue, language, bay, wedge, babbler, flame, talker - Strongs: H3956 (לְשֹׁנָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2024
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 לָשׁוֺן noun masculine Joshua 7:21 and (more often) feminine Isaiah 28:11 tongue (Late Hebrew id.; also Assyrian lišânu; Arabic ; Ethiopic ; Aramaic לִשָּׁן, לִישָּׁן, (all li-); Zinjirli לשן DHM Sendsch. 59); — absolute ׳ל Exodus 4:10 +; הַלָּשֹׁן Joshua 15:2; construct לְשׁוֺן Joshua 7:21 +; suffix לְשׁוֺנִי 2 Samuel 23:2; לְשֹׁנוֺ Exodus 11:7 2t.; לְשׁוֺנוֺ Judges 7:5; Esther 1:22; לְשׁוֺנְךָ Psalm 34:14; לְשׁוֺנְכֶם Isaiah 59:3, etc.; plural לְשֹׁנוֺת absolute Psalm 31:21; Isaiah 66:18; construct Zechariah 8:23; suffix לְשֹׁנֹתָם Genesis 10:20,31; —

1 tongue of men,

a. used in lapping Judges 7:5; cleaving to the palate (חֵק), in thirst Lamentations 4:4, so as to produce dumbness Job 29:10 ("" קוֺל נֶחְבָּא), Psalm 137:6; Ezekiel 3:26 ("" נֶאֱלַם); cleaving to jaws (מַלְקוֺחַ) Psalm 22:16; בַּצָּמָא נָשָׁ֑תָּה׳ל Isaiah 41:17 their tongue for thirst is parched; תִּמַּק בְּפִיהֶם׳לְ Zechariah 14:12 (of ׳י s judgment); a choice morsel is held ׳תַּחַת ל Job 20:12 (figurative of mischief), compare Psalm 10:7 (ready to be uttered), Psalm 66:17 ("" מֶּה), Song of Solomon 4:11.

b. usually as organ of speech, both good and bad (especially Psalm , Proverbs , often "" מֶּה, שָׂפָה); — ׳כְּבַד ל Exodus 4:10 (J) heavy of tongue; ׳מַעֲנֵה ל Proverbs 16:1, מִלָּתוֺ עַללְֿשׁוֺנִי 2 Samuel 23:2, compare Proverbs 31:26; Psalm 139:4 (׳בִּל), הֲיֵשׁ בִּלְשׁוֺנִי עַוְלָה Job 6:30; ׳מָוֶת וְחַיִּים בְּיַד ל Proverbs 18:21, compare Proverbs 21:23; Proverbs 25:15; of (false) prophets, ׳הַלֹּקְהִים ל Jeremiah 23:31; subject of verb of speaking, בֶּר Di — בִחִכִּי דִּבְּרָה לְשׁוֺנִי Job 33:2; Psalm 12:4; Psalm 37:30; compare ( Jeremiah 9:7 below and) ֗֗֗ תְּמַהֵר׳ל לְדַבֵּר Isaiah 32:4, לְשׁוֺנִי עֵט סֹפֵר מָהִיר Psalm 45:2, i.e. as swift as a rapid scribe's stylus; subject of הָגָה Isaiah 59:3; Job 27:4; Psalm 35:28; Psalm 71:24; subject of נִשְׁבַּע Isaiah 45:23; תִּהַלַךְ בָּאָרֶץ׳ל Psalm 73:9; of hostile speech, insolence, etc., Joshua 10:21 (J E; object of I. חָרַץ q. v., compare

3 below), Jeremiah 18:18; Isaiah 3:8; ׳זַעַם ל Hosea 7:16 (but text dubious, compare We Now), חֶרֶב חַדָּה׳ל Psalm 57:6, compare Psalm 64:4; כְּמוֺ׳נָחָשׁ שָֽׁנְנוּ ל Psalm 140:4; תָּקוּם אִתָּךְ׳כָּללֿ Isaiah 54:17; ׳הֶאֱרִיךְ ל Isaiah 57:4; further, Jeremiah 9:2; Jeremiah 9:4; as instrument of seductive flattery (הֶחֱלִיק), without בְּ, Psalm 5:10; Proverbs 28:33, compare ׳נָכְרִיָּה חֶלְקַת לָ Proverbs 6:24;. of falsehood Psalm 78:36 (compare below); of slander (compare לושֵׁן) ׳רָגַל עַללֿ Psalm 15:3, אִישׁ לָשׁוֺן Psalm 140:12, compare סָ֑תֶר׳לְ Proverbs 25:33; ׳חָטָא בְּל Psalm 39:2; compare Psalm 64:9 (text dubious, see Hup Che Bae); moral qualities ascribed to: — as arrogant Psalm 12:5 (compare Psalm 12:4 above); as devising injuries, ׳הַוּוֺת תַּחְשֹׁב ל Psalm 52:4, compare הַוֺת׳לְ Proverbs 17:4; תַּצְמִיד מִרְמָה׳ל Psalm 50:19 nectere fraudem; ׳מֵרָ֑ע נְצֹר ל Psalm 34:14 ׅ "" (וּשְׂפָתֶיךָ מִדַּבֵּר מִרְמָה; often of lying tongue: לְשׁוֺן שֶׁקֶר Proverbs 6:17; Proverbs 12:19; Proverbs 21:6; Proverbs 26:28; Psalm 109:2; מִרְמָה׳לְ Psalm 52:6; רְמִיָּה׳לָ Micah 6:12; Psalm 120:2; Psalm 120:3; תַּרְמִית׳לְ Zephaniah 3:13; תַּהְמֻּכוֺת׳לְ Proverbs 10:31, and ׳נֶהְמָּךְ בִּל Proverbs 17:20; עֲרוּמִים׳ל Job 15:5; also מִרְמָה דִּבֵּ֑ר׳ל Jeremiah 9:7; on the other hand צַדִּיק׳לְ Proverbs 10:20; חֲכָמִים׳ל Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 15:2; ׳מַרְמֵּה לָ Proverbs 15:4; לִמּוּדִים׳לְ Isaiah 50:4. — Note phrases ׳שׁוֺט ל Job 5:21 scourge of (the) tongue, רִיב לְשֹׁנוֺת Psalm 31:21; מַּלַּג לְשׁוֺנָם Psalm 55:10: also ׳בַּעַל הַלּ Ecclesiastes 10:11 (of serpent-charmer), and ׳וַתֵּעֲלוּ עַלשְֿׂפַת ל Ezekiel 36:3. — On tongue of ׳י (once), see 4 below

c. organ of singing, subject ofרָנַן Psalm 51:16; Psalm 126:2; Isaiah 35:6, עָנָה Psalm 119:172.

2 = language Deuteronomy 28:49; Jeremiah 5:15 and later, namely: Ezekiel 3:5,6 (׳כִּבְדֵי ל, "" עִמְקֵי שָׂפָה, but strike out ᵐ5 Manuscripts Co Sgfr KauAT), Isaiah 28:11 ("" אַחֶרֶת׳ל, לַעֲגֵי שָׂפָה, figurative of ׳י s unintelligible dealings); ׳עַם ֗֗֗ נִלְעַג ל Isaiah 33:19 ("" עִמְקֵי שָׂפָה); Isaiah 66:18 ("" גּוֺיִם), Zechariah 8:23; Genesis 10:5,20,31 (all P), Nehemiah 13:24; Esther 1:22 (twice in verse); Esther 3:12; Esther 8:9 (twice in verse); Daniel 1:4.

3 tongue of animals: dog Exodus 11:7 (J; object of I. חָרַץ q. v.; compare 1 b), Psalm 68:24; adder Job 20:16 (subjectof תַּהֲרֹג); crocodile Job 40:25.

4 tongue of fire, devouring, כֶּאֱכֹל קַשׁ לְשׁוֺן אֵשׁ Isaiah 5:24; compare of ׳י, וּלְשׁוֺנוֺ כְּאֵשׁ אֹכָ֑לֶת Isaiah 30:27 ("" שְׂפָתָיו מָֽלְאוּ זַעַם).

5 = ( tongue- shaped) wedge of gold Joshua 7:21,24 (JE). ** So Assyrian lišânu; see Meissn ZAW xxlii {1905}, 151f. Johns Assyrian Deeds 2,281.

6 = ( tongue- shaped) bay of sea Isaiah 11:15; Joshua 15:2,5; Joshua 18:19 (all P).

לִשָּׁן noun masculine Daniel 3:7 tongue (ᵑ7 Syriac; see Biblical Hebrew לָשׁוֺן, √ לשׁן ); — tongue = language, figurative for people: absolute ׳עַם אֻמָּה וְל Daniel 3:29; plural emphatic וְלִשָּׁנַיָּא׳א ׳ע Daniel 3:4; Daniel 3:7; Daniel 4:31; Daniel 5:19; Daniel 6:26; Daniel 7:14 (compare Biblical Hebrew לָשׁוֺן

2, Isaiah 66:18).

מָא see מָה. below


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List of Word Forms
בִּ֝לְשׁוֹנ֗וֹ בִּלְשֽׁוֹנִי׃ בִּלְשׁ֣וֹן בִּלְשׁוֹנ֨וֹ בִּלְשׁוֹנִ֑י בִּלְשׁוֹנִ֥י בִלְשׁ֫וֹנִ֥י בַלָּשׁ֔וֹן בלשון בלשונו בלשוני בלשוני׃ הַלָּשֹׁ֖ן הַלָּשֽׁוֹן׃ הלשון׃ הלשן וְהַלְּשֹׁנ֑וֹת וְכִלְשׁ֖וֹן וְכִלְשׁוֹנָֽם׃ וְלָשׁ֥וֹן וּ֝בִלְשׁוֹנָ֗ם וּ֝לְשׁוֹנ֗וֹ וּ֝לְשׁוֹנְךָ֗ וּ֝לְשׁוֹנִ֗י וּ֝לְשׁוֹנָ֗ם וּ֭לְשׁוֹנִי וּבְלָשׁ֖וֹן וּלְשֽׁוֹנְךָ֙ וּלְשׁ֖וֹן וּלְשׁ֣וֹן וּלְשׁ֥וֹן וּלְשׁ֨וֹן וּלְשׁוֹנ֑וֹ וּלְשׁוֹנ֖וֹ וּלְשׁוֹנֵ֪נוּ וּלְשׁוֹנָ֖ם ובלשון ובלשונם והלשנות וכלשון וכלשונם׃ ולשון ולשונו ולשוני ולשונך ולשונם ולשוננו כִּלְשֹׁנ֑וֹ כִּלְשׁ֥וֹן כִּלְשׁוֹנ֑וֹ כלשון כלשונו כלשנו לְ֝שׁוֹנ֗וֹ לְ֝שׁוֹנִ֗י לְ֝שׁוֹנָ֗ם לְ֭שׁוֹנִי לְֽשׁוֹן־ לְשֹׁנ֔וֹ לְשֹׁנ֗וֹ לְשֹׁנ֣וֹת לְשֹׁנֽוֹ׃ לְשֹׁנֽוֹת׃ לְשׁ֣וֹן לְשׁ֤וֹן לְשׁ֥וֹן לְשׁוֹנְךָ֣ לְשׁוֹנְכֶ֖ם לְשׁוֹנִ֗י לְשׁוֹנִ֣י לְשׁוֹנִ֨י ׀ לְשׁוֹנִֽי׃ לְשׁוֹנֵ֔ךְ לְשׁוֹנֶ֑ךָ לְשׁוֹנָ֑ם לְשׁוֹנָ֔ם לְשׁוֹנָ֖ם לְשׁוֹנָ֛ם לְשׁוֹנָ֤ם לְשׁוֹנָֽהּ׃ לְשׁוֹנָם֙ לְשׁוֹנָם֮ לְשׁוֹנֽוֹ׃ לִלְשֹֽׁנֹתָ֑ם לִלְשֹׁנ֑וֹ לִלְשֹׁנֵ֣נוּ לִלְשֹׁנֹתָ֑ם לָ֝שׁ֗וֹן לָ֭שׁוֹן לָשֽׁוֹן׃ לָשׁ֑וֹן לָשׁ֔וֹן לָשׁ֖וֹן לָשׁ֛וֹן לָשׁ֥וֹן לָשׁוֹן֮ ללשנו ללשננו ללשנתם לשון לשון׃ לשוןש־ לשונה׃ לשונו לשונו׃ לשוני לשוני׃ לשונך לשונכם לשונם לשנו לשנו׃ לשנות לשנות׃ מִלְּשׁ֣וֹן מִלָּשׁ֥וֹן מלשון ḇal·lā·šō·wn ḇallāšōwn bil·šō·w·nî ḇil·šō·w·nî bil·šō·w·nōw bil·šō·wn bilShon bilshoNi bilshoNo bilšōwn bilšōwnî ḇilšōwnî bilšōwnōw hal·lā·šō·wn hal·lā·šōn hallaShon hallāšōn hallāšōwn kil·šō·nōw kil·šō·w·nōw kil·šō·wn kilShon kilshoNo kilšōnōw kilšōwn kilšōwnōw lā·šō·wn laShon lāšōwn lə·šō·nō·wṯ lə·šō·nōw lə·šō·w·nāh lə·šō·w·nām lə·šō·w·ne·ḵā lə·šō·w·nêḵ lə·šō·w·nî lə·šō·w·nō·še- lə·šō·w·nōw lə·šō·wn lə·šō·wn·ḵā lə·šō·wn·ḵem leShon leshoNah leshoNam leshonCha leshonChem leshoNech leshoNecha leshoNi leshoNo leshonoShe leshoNot ləšōnōw ləšōnōwṯ ləšōwn ləšōwnāh ləšōwnām ləšōwnêḵ ləšōwneḵā ləšōwnî ləšōwnḵā ləšōwnḵem ləšōwnōše- ləšōwnōw lil·šō·nê·nū lil·šō·nō·ṯām lil·šō·nōw lilshoNenu lilshoNo lilshonoTam lilšōnênū lilšōnōṯām lilšōnōw mil·lā·šō·wn mil·lə·šō·wn millaShon millāšōwn milleShon milləšōwn ū·ḇə·lā·šō·wn ū·ḇil·šō·w·nām ū·lə·šō·w·nām ū·lə·šō·w·nê·nū ū·lə·šō·w·nî ū·lə·šō·w·nōw ū·lə·šō·wn ū·lə·šō·wn·ḵā ūḇəlāšōwn ūḇilšōwnām uleShon uleshoNam uleshoncha uleshoNenu uleshoNi uleshoNo ūləšōwn ūləšōwnām ūləšōwnênū ūləšōwnî ūləšōwnḵā ūləšōwnōw uvelaShon uvilshoNam vallaShon vechilShon vechilshoNam vehalleshoNot velaShon vilShoNi wə·hal·lə·šō·nō·wṯ wə·ḵil·šō·w·nām wə·ḵil·šō·wn wə·lā·šō·wn wəhalləšōnōwṯ wəḵilšōwn wəḵilšōwnām wəlāšōwn
 
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