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Lexicon :: Strong's H2180 - zānāḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From זָנָב (H2179) (in the original sense of flapping)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 562a

Strong’s Definitions

זָנָב zânâb, zaw-nawb'; from H2179 (in the original sense of flapping); the tail (literally or figuratively):—tail.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H2180 in the following manner: tail (11x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H2180 in the following manner: tail (11x).
  1. tail, end, stump

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָנָב zânâb, zaw-nawb'; from H2179 (in the original sense of flapping); the tail (literally or figuratively):—tail.
זָנָב noun masculineJudges 15:4 tail, also (figurative) end, stump (Late Hebrew id., Assyrian zibbatu HomNS 368, Ethiopic ዘነብ፡ Arabic ذَنَبً, Aramaic axBnvuD, דּוּנְבָּא, דַּנְבָּא) — ז׳ absolute Judges 15:4 (twice in verse) + 5 times; suffix זְנָבוֺ Job 40:17; plural זְנָבוֺת Judges 15:4; construct זַנְבוֺת Isaiah 7:4; —
1. a. tail of fox Judges 15:4 (3 times in verse), of serpent Exodus 4:4 (J), of hippopotamus Job 40:17;
b. figurative of common people, opposed to rulers Isaiah 9:13; Isaiah 19:15 (in both, ראֹשׁ וְזָנָב, || וְאַגְמוֺן כִּפָּה; Isaiah 9:14 is incorrect gloss); of subject-people (opposed to ראֹשׁ) Deuteronomy 28:13, 44.
2. end, stump (of firebrand, אוּד) in metaphor Isaiah 7:4.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




28:13; 28:44


15:4; 15:4; 15:4; 15:4


40:17; 40:17


7:4; 7:4; 9:13; 9:14; 19:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2180 matches the Hebrew זָנָב (zānāḇ),
which occurs 11 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:4 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. H2180 And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:13 - And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; H2180 and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:44 - He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. H2180
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:4 - And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail H2180 to tail, H2180 and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. H2180
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:17 - He moveth his tail H2180 like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:4 - And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails H2180 of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:14 - Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, H2180 branch and rush, in one day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:15 - The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. H2180
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:15 - Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, H2180 branch or rush, may do.

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