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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6716 - צִי
1401) iy (תסי TsY) AC: ? CO: Desert AB: ?: The desert nomads life was a continual traveling from one location to another always hunting for pastures. The stars and terrain served as landmarks to guide the nomad on his journey. This parent root is related to aythrough the idea of migration as an issuing out. (eng: sign)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
צִי m. (for צְהִי from the root צָהָה [in Thes. from צָוָה])
(1) dryness, a dry region, a desert; whence צִיִּי an inhabitant of a desert.
(2) a ship (as if, what is dry, a dry place in the midst of the waters; unless it be preferred to derive צִי from צָוָה with the signification of erecting, setting up; compare צִיּוּן a column), Isaiah 33:21. Plur. צִים Numbers 24:24, and צִיִּים Daniel 11:30 Castell brings forward from the Arabic صَوَاَيةُ small vessel, but in the Kamûs this word is not found.
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