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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6793 - צִנָּה
1336) nx (סנ SN) AC: Pierce CO: Thorn AB: Hate: The pictograph x is a picture of a thorn, the n is a picture of seed. Combined these mean "thorn seed". The thorn, the seed of a plant with small sharp points) cause one to turn directions to avoid them. (eng: sin)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(I.) a thorn (from the root צָנַן No. I.), pl. צִנִּים Proverbs 22:5, used of hedges made of thorns, Job 5:5 but צִנּוֹת is used figuratively of hooks, compare חוֹחַ Amos 4:2.
(II.) a shield (from the root צָנַן No. II.), of a larger kind, covering the whole of the soldier, θυρεός (see 1 Kings 10:16), Psalms 35:2, 91:4 Ezekiel 23:24.
(III.) cooling, refreshment, Proverbs 25:13, from the root צָנַן No. III.
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