8580. tinshemeth
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tinshemeth: (an animal) perhaps owl, chameleon
Original Word: תִּנְשָׁ֫מֶת
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: tinshemeth
Phonetic Spelling: (tan-sheh'-meth)
Short Definition: owl

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from nasham
(an animal) perhaps owl, chameleon
NASB Translation
chameleon (1), white owl (2).

תִּנְשֶׁ֫מֶת noun feminine an animal; — ׳ת Leviticus 11:18, תִּנְשָּׁ֑מֶת Leviticus 11:30; Deuteronomy 14:16: —

1 unclean bird, the ibis, water-hen, ᵐ5. πορφυρίων, (accusative TristrNHB 249); or species of owl (Di Bu SS); pelican (Ges): Leviticus 11:18 = Deuteronomy 14:16.

2 unclean שֶׁרֶץ Leviticus 11:30, lizard (Saad TristrNHB 120), or chameleon (BoHieroz. i. 1078 ff.; ed. Rosenm. ii. 503 ff.), so most; (deriving name from alleged living on air, PlinNH viii. 51; but this not applicable to 1; compare LagBN 130 f.).

mole, swan

From nasham; properly, a hard breather, i.e. The name of two unclean creatures, a lizard and a bird (both perhaps from changing color through their irascibility), probably the tree-toad and the water-hen -- mole, swan.

see HEBREW nasham

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