kanaph: wing, extremityOriginal Word: כָּנָףPart of Speech:
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wing, extremityNASB Translation
bird* (1), corner (1), corners (4), covering (1), each other (1), edge (5), edges (1), ends (3), fold (2), garment (1), kind (3), skirt (3), skirts (1), sorts (1), wing (14), winged (5), wings (58), wings were each other (1), wingspan (1).
Brown-Driver-Briggs כָּנָף109 noun feminine1Kings 6:27
(masculine Ezekiel 7:2
Kt, but compare Qr and Co; also apparently 2 Chronicles 3:11,13, but see Be), wing, extremity
(Late Hebrew id.
; Aramaic כַּנְפָֿא
; Zinjirli אחז בכנף מראה
, figurative for attached himself to the party of his lord
, PanammuInscr. l. 11,
compare Zechariah 8:23
below); DHMSendsch. 58
, Assyrian kappu
); — absolute ׳כ Genesis 1:21
+; construct כְּנַף 1 Kings 6:24
+; suffix כְּנָפִי Ezekiel 16:8
, כְּנָפֶ֑ךָ Ruth 3:9
, כְּנָפוֺ Haggai 2:12
; dual כְּנָפַיִם 1 Kings 8:7
+ (even of more than two, Isaiah 6:2
(twice in verse); Ezekiel 1:6
,21); construct כַּנְפֵי Exodus 19:4
; suffix כְּנָפֶיךָ Ezekiel 5:3
, כְּנָפַיִךְ Jeremiah 2:34
, כְּנָפָיו Isaiah 8:8
+; כְּנָפֶיהָ Hosea 4:19
; Malachi 3:20
; כַּנְפֵיהֶם 1 Kings 6:27
+; כַנְפֵיהֶן Ezekiel 1:24,25
; plural construct כַּנְפוֺת Deuteronomy 22:12
a. of birds Isaiah 10:14 (in figurative), Exodus 19:4 (E ? R ? figurative) Deuteronomy 32:11 (in simile), Zechariah 5:9; Leviticus 1:17 (P), Job 39:13,26; Psalm 68:14; in figure of invading king Jeremiah 48:40; Jeremiah 49:22; Ezekiel 17:3,7; so apparently Isaiah 8:8 of invader as overflowing river (but Du Che separate וְהָיָה מֻטּוֺת כְּנָפָיו from preceding); of riches, as flying away Proverbs 23:5; in phrase צִמּוֺר כָּנָף = winged birds Deuteronomy 4:17; Psalm 148:10, ׳(עֵיט)צִמּוֺר כָּלכֿ Ezekiel 39:4,17, ׳כֹּל צִמּוֺר כָּלכֿ Genesis 7:14 (P), Ezekiel 17:23, ׳עוֺף כ Genesis 1:21 (P), Psalm 78:27; also ׳בַּעַל כ Proverbs 1:17 = winged thing, compare בַּעַלהֿ֯כְּנָפַיִם Ecclesiastes 10:20.
b. of insects (probably), אֶרֶץ צִלְצַל כְּנָפָ֑יִם Isaiah 18:1 buzzing, or humming of wings, i.e. Ethiopia, so called from its swarms of flies, with especial reference possibly to the tsetse-fly (so Du, compare Che; id., in General, Hi De; > Kn Di of the tropical shadow falling both ways; Thes1167b of noise of the wings of an army; reference to sails as wings — compare Isaiah 18:2 — would be suitable, but צִלְצַל does not favour this).
c. of cherubim 1 Kings 6:24 (4 t. in verse) + 8 t. Kings, compare 2 Chronicles 3:11 (4 t. in verse) + 6 t. Chronicles; Ezekiel 1:6 17t. Ezekiel; Exodus 25:20 (twice in verse); Exodus 39:9 (twice in verse) (all P).
d. of seraphim Isaiah 6:2 (twice in verse).
e. of women in Zechariah's vision Zechariah 5:9 (twice in verse).
f. figurative of the wind, Hosea 4:19; Psalm 18:11 = 2 Samuel 22:11; Psalm 104:3.
g. figurative of the dawn (winged sun-disc ?) Psalm 139:9, compare of sun of righteousness Malachi 3:20.
h. figurative of ׳י, as protector of his people Psalm 17:8; Psalm 36:8; Psalm 57:2; Psalm 61:5; Psalm 63:3; Psalm 91:4; Ruth 2:12.
2 extremity: —
a. of garment = skirt, corner, or loose flowing end, 1 Samuel 15:27; 1 Samuel 24:5; 1 Samuel 24:6; 1 Samuel 24:12 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 22:12; Deuteronomy 23:1; Deuteronomy 27:20; Jeremiah 2:34 (figurative), Ezekiel 5:3; Ezekiel 16:8 (in figurative), Haggai 2:12 (twice in verse); Zechariah 8:23; Numbers 15:38 (twice in verse) (P; compare RSSem, i. 416, 2nd ed. 437).
b. of the earth, מִכְּנַף הָאָרֶץ Isaiah 24:16 from the end of the earth; elsewhere plural ׳כַּנְפוֺת הָא Job 37:3; Job 38:13, and, def. ׳הא ׳אַרְבַּע כ Isaiah 11:12 the four corners of the earth; so of the holy land Ezekiel 7:2. — עַלכְּֿנַף שִׁקּוּצִים מְשׁוֺמֵם Daniel 9:27 is obscure; Meinh reads, after Vrss., כָּנָף, on the corner (of the altar) is a devastating abomination; < KueOnderzoek 2, ii. 472 Bev, who read עַלכַּֿנּוֺ in its place, instead of it.
bird, border, corner, end, feathered, flying, one another, overspreading,
From kanaph; an edge or extremity; specifically (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bed-clothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, (of a building) a pinnacle -- + bird, border, corner, end, feather(-ed), X flying, + (one an-)other, overspreading, X quarters, skirt, X sort, uttermost part, wing((-ed)).
see HEBREW kanaph