6848. tsepha'
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tsepha': adder
Original Word: צֶ֫פַע;
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: tsepha'
Phonetic Spelling: (tseh'-fah; or tsiphShort Definition: adder

צִפְעוֺנִי noun masculine id.; — absolute ׳צ Isaiah 11:8 ("" מָּ֑תֶן), ׳בֵּיצֵי צ Isaiah 59:5; כְּצִפְעֹנִי Proverbs 23:32 (simile; "" נָתָשׁ); plural צִפְעֹנִים Jeremiah 8:17 (app. נְחָשִׁים); identification dubious; TristrNHB 275 ('possibly') daboia xanthina, a venomous viper, but vipers do not lay eggs FurrerBi HWB 2, 1423; Furrer proposes ailurophis vivex.

II. צפע (√ of following; compare Arabic cacavit, , Ethiopic excrement.).

adder, cockatrice

From an unused root meaning to extrude; a viper (as thrusting out the tongue, i.e. Hissing) -- adder, cockatrice.

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