6852. tsaphar
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tsaphar: perhaps to depart
Original Word: צָפַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: tsaphar
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-far')
Short Definition: depart

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
perhaps to depart
NASB Translation
depart (1).

I. [צָפַר] verb dubious; — Imperfect3masculine singular וְיִצְמֹּר מֵהַר הַגִּלְעָד יָשֹׁב Judges 7:3 let him return and (Vrss) let him depart, AV depart early (as Ki, from Aramaic צפרא, morning, improbable), wholly uncertain; Gr וְיַעֲבִר; on difficulty of ׳מֵהַר הַגּ see גִּלְעָד

2 and GFM, who conjectures וְיִצְרְפֵם גִּדְעֹן and so Gideson put them to test (compare Judges 7:4), so Bu Now (compare DrHast. ii. 176 n).

II. צפר (√ of following; compare Arabic peep, twitter whistle (usually of bird; onomatopoetic); Assyrian ƒapâru is cry, howl: Late Hebrew צִמּוֺר = Biblical Hebrew, so Phoenician צפר ᵑ7 צִמַּר, Syriac , Mandean ציפאר, ציפראM § 102; also Arabic sparrow, etc., and (perhaps) Assyrian iƒƒuru, bird).

depart early

A primitive root; to skip about, i.e. Return -- depart early.

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