תנין

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Hebrew[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *tannīn- (snake), whence also Aramaic תַּנִּינָא‎ / ܬܱܢܺܝܢܳܐ(tannīnā, sea serpent, monster), Ugaritic 𐎚𐎐𐎐 (tnn),
Arabic تنين‎, Ge'ez ተመን (tämän), Tigrinya ተመን (tämän), Amharic ተመን (tämän).

Noun[edit]

תַּנִּין (taninm (plural indefinite תַּנִינִים‎)

  1. crocodile
  2. Tannin or Tunannu, a sea monster in Levantine mythology similar to Leviathan
  3. (biblical, by extension) An enemy of Yahweh or Israel

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