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Strong's #8565 - תַּן

Root Word (Etymology)
from an unused root probably meaning to elongate
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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1) dragon, maybe the extinct dinosaur the plesiosaurus, whale

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
NAS (0)
NAS (14)
Job 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 5
Lamentations 1
Micah 1
Malachi 1
CSB (14)
Job 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 4
Jeremiah 5
Lamentations 1
Micah 1
Malachi 1
ESV (0)
ESV (1)
Micah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1497) nt (תנ TN) AC: Hire CO: Gift AB: ?

A) nt (תנ TN) AC: ? CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) nt (תנ TN) - Tan: A large unknown sea animal. KJV (1): whale - Strongs: H8565 (תַּן)

Nf1) ent (תנה TNH) - Tanah: A large unknown sea animal. KJV (1): dragon - Strongs: H8568 (תַּנָּה)

sm) nint (תנינ TNYN) - Taniyn: A large unknown sea animal. [df: Mynt] KJV (28): dragon, serpent, whale, monster - Strongs: H8577 (תַּנִּים)

C) nta (אתנ ATN) AC: ? CO: Gift AB: ?

Nf1 ) enta (אתנה ATNH) - Gift: KJV (1): reward - Strongs: H866 (אֶתְנָה)

cf) nfta (אתונ ATWN) - Donkey: As used as a gift. KJV (34): ass - Strongs: H860 (אָתוֹן)

em) ntia (איתנ AYTN) - Strong: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (13): strong, mighty, strength, hard, rough - Strongs: H386 (אֵתָן)

mm) nnta (אתננ ATNN) - Price: What is brought to a harlot as a gift. KJV (11): hire, reward - Strongs: H868 (אֶתְנָן)

H) ent (תנה TNH) AC: Hire CO: ? AB: ?

V) ent (תנה TNH) - I. Hire:To give a gift to a harlot. II. Recount:To retell or re-enact a previous incident. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) hire, lament, rehearse - Strongs: H8566 (תָּנָה), H8567 (תָּנָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [תַּן] noun [masculine and] feminine Lamentations 4:3 jackal (so most; Tr NHB 109 ff., 263f. Shipley-Cook Ency. Bib. JACKAL; but wolf Post Hast. DB DRAGON, compare Che Isaiah 13:22 and (rare) Arabic ); — plural תַּנִּים Micah 1:8 +, תַּנִּין Lamentations 4:3 (Ges§ 87e), לְתַנּוֺת Malachi 1:3 (si vera lectio; ᵐ5 Thes and others interpret = dwellings, Sta Now conjecture נְאוֺת, Marti נָתַתִּי לְ); — jackal, howling mournfully in waste places, Micah 1:8; Job 30:29 (both "" בְּנוֺת יַעֲנָה), Isaiah 13:22 ("" אִיִּים), in desert also Isaiah 43:20 ("" בְּנוֺת יַעֲנָה); deserted sites called ׳מְעוֺן ת Jeremiah 9:10; Jeremiah 10:22; Jeremiah 49:33; Jeremiah 51:37, ׳נְוֵה ת Isaiah 34:13; Isaiah 35:7, ׳מְקוֺם ת Psalm; מִדְבָּר׳ת Malachi 1:3 (si vera lectio, but see above); ׳ת as snuffing up wind Jeremiah 14:6, giving suck Lamentations 4:3.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

תַּן or תָּן only in plur. תַּנִּים and תַּנִּין m. a certain beast dwelling in deserts, Isaiah 13:22, 43:20 34:13 (whence מְקוֹם תַּנִּים Psalms 44:20 and מְעוֹן תַּנִּים Jerem. 9:10 10:22 49:33, used of the desert); it suckles its young, Lamentations 4:3 and utters a mournful cry, Job 30:29; Micah 1:8. Bochart (Hieroz. ii. p. 429) takes it to be great serpents, as if it were the same as תַּנִין, but amongst the Hebrews, R. Tanchum of Jerusalem correctly explains this word ابن اوى jackal, wild dog, so called from its cry (elsewhere Hebr. אִי plur. אִיִּים), compare Arab. تنَانُ wolf, both from the root תָּנַן No. 2.

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