8476. tachash
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tachash: perhaps porpoise (a kind of leather or skin)
Original Word: תָּ֫חַשׁ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: tachash
Phonetic Spelling: (takh'-ash)
Short Definition: porpoise

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
perhaps porpoise (a kind of leather or skin)
NASB Translation
porpoise (12), porpoise skin (2).

I. תַּ֫חַשׁ noun masculine ta—aš, a kind of leather or skin, and perhaps the animal yielding it (probably the dugong, compare Arabic dolphin, Thes1500 Di-RyExodus 25:5 PostHast. DB BADGER; Assyrian ta—šu (DlBaer Ezech. xvi), for which DlProi. 77 ff.; HWB 705 conjecture meaning sheep(skin); BondiEgyptiaca 1 ff. compare Egyptian ¾µ´, leather; see summary of views M'Lean-ShiplyEncy. Bib. BADGERS' SKINS); — absolute ׳ת Numbers 4:6 +, תָּחַשׁ Numbers 4:8 +; plural תְּחָשִׁים Exodus 25:5 +; — leather used for (woman's) sandals Ezekiel 16:10; elsewhere for cover of tabernacle Numbers 4:25, ׳עוֺר ת Numbers 4:6; Numbers 4:8; Numbers 4:10; Numbers 4:11; Numbers 4:12; Numbers 4:14, עֹרֹת (הַ)תְּחָשִׁים Exodus 25:5; Exodus 26:14; Exodus 35:7,23; Exodus 36:19; Exodus 39:34 (all P).


Probably of foreign derivation; a (clean) animal with fur, probably a species of antelope -- badger.

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