4517. menaanea
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menaanea: probably (a kind of musical) rattle
Original Word: מְנַעַנְעִים
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: menaanea
Phonetic Spelling: (men-ah-ah')
Short Definition: castanets

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from nua
probably (a kind of musical) rattle
NASB Translation
castanets (1).

[מְנַעֲנֵעַ] noun [masculine] apparently a kind of rattle, only וּבִמְנַָֽעַנְעִים 2 Samuel 6:5, in list of musical instruments; ᵐ5 κύμβαλα, but this usually (12 t.) = מְצִלְתַּיִם; ᵑ9 sisitra; the sistrum (Gr. σεῖστρον, from σείω) was much used in Egypt; it was a small metal frame with loose metal bars carrying loose rings, borne and swung or shaken in the hand, see WilkinsonAnc. Kgyptians (1878), i. 497 ff. NowArchaeology l. 273 BenzArchaeology 278 WePsalms Eng. Trans. p. 233.

נוֺעַדְיָה see יעד.


From nuwa'; a sistrum (so called from its rattling sound) -- cornet.

see HEBREW nuwa'

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