צבי

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Aramaic טַבְיָא (ṭaḇyā), Arabic ظَبْي (ẓaby).

Noun[edit]

צְבִי (ts'vím (plural indefinite צְבָיִים, feminine counterpart צבייה \ צְבִיָּה, Biblical Hebrew pausal form צֶבִי) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. gazelle
    • 2 Samuel 2:18, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וַיִּהְיוּ־שָׁם שְׁלֹשָׁה בְּנֵי צְרוּיָה יוֹאָב וַאֲבִישַׁי וַעֲשָׂהאֵל וַעֲשָׂהאֵל קַל בְּרַגְלָיו כְּאַחַד הַצְּבָיִם אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׂדֶה׃‎
      vayihyu-shám sh'loshá b'néi ts'ruyá yo'áv va'avishái va'asa'él va'asa'él kál b'ragláv k'akhád hats'vayím 'ashér basadé.
      wayyihyū-šām šəlōšā bənē ṣərūyā yōʾāḇ waʾăḇīšay waʿăśāʾēl waʿăśāʾēl qal bəraḡlāw kəʾaḥaḏ haṣṣəḇāyīm ʾăšer baśśāḏe.
      And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel; and Asahel was as light of foot as one of the roes that are in the field.

Proper noun[edit]

צְבִי (ts'vím

  1. A male given name, transliterated as Tzvi.