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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #8577 - תַּנִּים

tannı̂yn, tannı̂ym
tan-neen', tan-neem'  
Word Origin
intensive from the same as (08565)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) dragon, serpent, sea monster

1a) dragon or dinosaur

1b) sea or river monster

1c) serpent, venomous snake

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1404 ‑ δράκων (drak'‑own);  2561 ‑ κάκωσις (kak'‑o‑sis);  1404 ‑ δράκων (drak'‑own);  2785 ‑ κῆτος (kay'‑tos);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (28) NAS (14) HCS (14)
Genesis 1
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 1
Nehemiah 1
Job 2
Psalms 4
Isaiah 6
Jeremiah 6
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 2
Micah 1
Genesis 1
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 2
Genesis 1
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Isaiah 2
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 2
n-cbp 13
n-cmp 5
n-cms 7
n-cbp 12
n-cmp 5
n-cms 7
n-cbp 12
n-cmp 5
n-cms 7

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)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 תַּנִּין (erroneous תַּנִּים) noun masculine Ezekiel 29:3 serpent, dragon, sea-monster (Late Hebrew id. (rare); Arabic , loan-word from Aramaic תַּנִּינָא, Frä123; Ethiopic ); — absolute ׳ת Exodus 7:9 +, יִ֯ם Ezekiel 29:3; Ezekiel 32:2 (by confusion with plural of [תַּן]); plural תַּנִּינַם Genesis 1:21, etc.; —

1 serpent, Deuteronomy 32:33 (venomous), Psalm 91:13 ("" מֶּתֶן), Exodus 7:9,10,12 (P).

2 dragon, as devourer (simile) Jeremiah 51:34; ׳עֵין הַתּ Nehemiah 2:13, near Jerusalem

3 sea- (or river-) monster, Genesis 1:21 (P); figurative Job 7:12; Psalm 74:13 (i.e. Egyptains), Isaiah 27:1; Isaiah 51:9 ("" רַהַב, mythological personification of chaos); in summons to praise ׳י Psalm 148:7 ("" תְּהֹמוֺת). — See Che Ency. Bib. DRAGON Gunk Seh-pfung 69 ff. Barton JAOS xv. 1 (1891). 23f.; personified of water-spout RS Semitic i. 161; 2nd ed. 176; compare Greek fish-name θύννος Lewy Fremdw. 15.

II. תנן (√ of following; apparently "" נתן; compare also I. תנה).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

תַּנִּים sing. Ezekiel 29:3, a great serpent, a sea monster, i.q. הַּנִּין (which is the reading of many copies), from which this reading has been corrupted, either by the writer, or by copyists who were familiar with the plur. תַּנִּים, but in this neglected the etymology.

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List of Word Forms
הַתַּנִּ֔ין הַתַּנִּ֖ין הַתַּנִּים֙ הַתַּנִּינִ֖ם התנים התנין התנינם וְתַנִּ֖ים וְתַנִּֽין׃ ותנים ותנין׃ כַּתַּנִּ֑ים כַּתַּנִּ֔ים כַּתַּנִּ֔ין כַּתַּנִּ֣ים כתנים כתנין לְתַנִּ֑ים לְתַנִּֽין׃ לְתַנִּינִ֑ם לתנים לתנין׃ לתנינם תַ֝נִּינִ֗ים תַּ֝נִּינִ֗ים תַּנִּ֑ים תַּנִּ֑ין תַּנִּ֖ים תַּנִּ֛ים תַּנִּֽים׃ תַּנִּֽין׃ תַּנִּינִ֖ם תַנִּ֔ים תַנִּים֙ תנים תנים׃ תנין תנין׃ תנינים תנינם hat·tan·nî·nim hat·tan·nîm hat·tan·nîn hattanNim hattannîm hattanNin hattannîn hattanniNim hattannînim kat·tan·nîm kat·tan·nîn kattanNim kattannîm kattanNin kattannîn lə·ṯan·nî·nim lə·ṯan·nîm lə·ṯan·nîn letanNim ləṯannîm letanNin ləṯannîn letanniNim ləṯannînim tan·nî·nim tan·nî·nîm ṯan·nî·nîm tan·nîm ṯan·nîm tan·nîn tanNim tannîm ṯannîm tanNin tannîn tanniNim tannînim tannînîm ṯannînîm vetanNim vetanNin wə·ṯan·nîm wə·ṯan·nîn wəṯannîm wəṯannîn
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