What are Hebrew words for hen and egg?

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Dec 6 14:05:18 EST 2001


OK, "egg" is biblical, but in the form "baitzah". The only attested forms
are the plural B."YCIYM and derivatives. BDB supposes a singular form
B."YCFH, presumably from the later Hebrew, and I suppose justifying the
feminine form from the feminine plural agreement in Is 10:14.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Stabnow [mailto:dstabno at lifeway.com]
> Sent: 06 December 2001 18:55
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: What are Hebrew words for hen and egg?
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> For eggs see Deut 22:6; Job 39:14 and Isaiah 10:14.  I didn't find any
> chickens -- so I guess THAT answers which came first.
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> Dave Stabnow
> david.stabnow at lifeway.com
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> But am I not right in saying that neither of these is biblical?
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> Peter Kirk
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Shoshanna Walker [mailto:rosewalk at concentric.net]
> > Sent: 06 December 2001 18:19
> > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > Subject: Re: What are Hebrew words for hen and egg?
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> > hen - Tarn'golet
> > egg - Baitzah
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