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Lexicon :: Strong's H8577 - tannîn

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Intensive from the same as תַּן (H8565)
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TWOT Reference: 2528b

Strong’s Definitions

תַּנִּין tannîyn, tan-neen'; or תַּנִּים tannîym; (Ezekiel 29:3), intensive from the same as H8565; a marine or land monster, i.e. sea-serpent or jackal:—dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H8577 in the following manner: dragon (21x), serpent (3x), whale (3x), sea monster (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H8577 in the following manner: dragon (21x), serpent (3x), whale (3x), sea monster (1x).
  1. dragon, serpent, sea monster

    1. dragon or dinosaur

    2. sea or river monster

    3. serpent, venomous snake

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תַּנִּין tannîyn, tan-neen'; or תַּנִּים tannîym; (Ezekiel 29:3), intensive from the same as H8565; a marine or land monster, i.e. sea-serpent or jackal:—dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.
STRONGS H8577: Abbreviations
תַּנִּין (erroneous תַּנִּים) noun masculineEzekiel 29:3 serpent, dragon, sea-monster (Late Hebrew id. (rare); Arabic bdb107207, loan-word from Aramaic תַּנִּינָא, bdb107208 Frä123; Ethiopic bdb107209); — absolute ת׳ Exodus 7:9 +, יִ֯ם Ezekiel 29:3; Ezekiel 32:2 (by confusion with plural of [תַּן]); plural תַּנִּינַם Genesis 1:21, etc.; —
1. serpent, Deuteronomy 32:33 (venomous), Psalm 91:13 (|| פֶּתֶן), Exodus 7:9, 10, 12 (P).
2. dragon, as devourer (simile) Jeremiah 51:34; עֵין הַתּ׳ Nehemiah 2:13, near Jerusalem.
3. sea- (or river-) monster, Genesis 1:21 (P); figurative Job 7:12; Psalm 74:13 (i.e. Egyptains), Isaiah 27:1; Isaiah 51:9 (|| רַהַב, mythological personification of chaos); in summons to praise י׳ Psalm 148:7 (|| תְּהֹמוֺת). — See CheEncy. Bib. DRAGON GunkSeh-pfung 69 ff. BartonJAOS xv. 1 (1891). 23 f.; personified of water-spout RSSemitic i. 161; 2nd ed. 176; compare Greek fish-name θύννος LewyFremdw. 15.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:21; 1:21


7:9; 7:9; 7:10; 7:12








74:13; 91:13; 148:7


27:1; 51:9




29:3; 29:3; 32:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8577 matches the Hebrew תַּנִּין (tannîn),
which occurs 26 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - And God created great whales, H8577 and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:9 - When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. H8577
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. H8577
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:12 - For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: H8577 but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:33 - Their wine is the poison of dragons, H8577 and the cruel venom of asps.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon H8577 well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:12 - Am I a sea, or a whale, H8577 that thou settest a watch over me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:29 - I am a brother to dragons, H8577 and a companion to owls.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:19 - Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, H8577 and covered us with the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:13 - Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons H8577 in the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:13 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon H8577 shalt thou trample under feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:7 - Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, H8577 and all deeps:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons H8577 in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 - In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon H8577 that is in the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:13 - And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, H8577 and a court for owls.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:7 - And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, H8577 where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:20 - The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons H8577 and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:9 - Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon? H8577
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 - And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; H8577 and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:22 - Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons. H8577
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:6 - And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; H8577 their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:33 - And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, H8577 and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:34 - Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, H8577 he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:37 - And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, H8577 an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:3 - Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon H8577 that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:8 - Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, H8577 and mourning as the owls.
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