8163. sa'iyr
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sa'iyr: devil
Original Word: שָׂעִיר
Part of Speech: Adjective; noun masculine; noun masculine
Transliteration: sa'iyr
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-eer')
Short Definition: devil

I. שָׂעִר adjective hairy; — masculine singular ׳אִישׁ שׂ Genesis 27:11; feminine plural יָדָיו שְׂעִרֹת Genesis 27:33 (J).

II. שָׂעִיר53 noun masculineNumbers 15:24 he-goat, buck (hairy one; Late Hebrew id.); — absolute ׳שׂ Leviticus 4:24 +, construct שְׂעִיר Numbers 7:16 +; plural שְׂעִירִם Leviticus 16:7,8; construct שְׂעִירֵי Leviticus 16:5; Numbers 7:87; — he-goat, usually שְׂעִיר(ֿ)עִזִּים buck of goats (see עֵז p. 777): Genesis 37:31 (J), Ezekiel 43:22; Ezekiel 45:23; Leviticus 4:23; Leviticus 9:3; Leviticus 23:19 20t. Numbers (all P); ׳שְׂעִירֵי ע Leviticus 16:5; Numbers 7:87 (P); ׳שׂ alone = he-goat Leviticus 4:24 11t. Leviticus 16 (P); שְׂעִיר (הַ)חַטָּאת he-goat for sin-offering Ezekiel 43:25; Leviticus 9:15 9t. Leviticus, Numbers; ׳שְׂעִירֵי הַח2Chronicles 29:23; in Daniel 8:21 ׳הַשּׂ is probably gloss to הַצָּפִיר (compare Dr).

III. שָׂעִיר noun masculine satyr, demon (with he-goat's form, or feet; Late Hebrew id.; compare BaudStud. i. 136 ff.; hairy demons WeSkizzen iii. 135; Heid. 152 RSSemitic 113, 423: 2nd ed. 120, 441); absolute ׳שׂ Isaiah 34:14 inhabiting desolate ruins, so plural שְׂעִירִים Isaiah 13:21; name for idols 2Chronicles 11:15 and (שְׂעִירִם) Leviticus 17:7 (H); probably also ׳בָּמוֺת הַשּׂ 2 Kings 23:8 (ᵑ0 הַשְּׁעָרִים) HoffmZAW ii (1882), 175 SS Kmp Klo Kit Benz Bur.

devil, goat, hairy, kid, rough, satyr

Or sabir {saw-eer'}; from sa'ar; shaggy; as noun, a he-goat; by analogy, a faun -- devil, goat, hairy, kid, rough, satyr.

see HEBREW sa'ar

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