tinshemeth: (an animal) perhaps owl, chameleonOriginal Word: תִּנְשָׁ֫מֶתPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
(an animal) perhaps owl, chameleonNASB Translation
chameleon (1), white owl (2).
Brown-Driver-Briggs 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.).
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