What are Hebrew words for hen and egg?

jucci eljucci at unipv.it
Fri Dec 7 12:05:34 EST 2001


At 00.00 07/12/01 -0500, you wrote:
>could you tell me what are Hebrew words for
>hen and egg? Both Biblical Hebrew and Modern
......
>hen - Tarn'golet
>egg - Baitzah

tarnegol =  gallus gallinaceus :  "respondebat gallus sylvestris (tarnegol 
bara') coram eo"  Esth 1,3 in secundo Targum ubi prolixa fabula de hoc 
gallo. .......
Targum: Sal 50,11 Et gallus sylvestris alitur ab ea;  80,14 cantus galli 
sylvestris; Giob 39,16 gallo sylvestri intelligentia est ad laudandum me 
.......
tarnegol bara'  and  Leviathan:  in die quinto ... creati sunt ... Targ . 
Esth 3,7
tarnegolet Gallina :   Gallina sylvestris parit die magno ova duo .... die 
parvo ovum unum  (Medr Sal 45) ......
(Johannes Buxtorf, Lexicon Chaldaicum ....,   Basel 1639 - Nachdr 1977 
-  2653-4)

E.J.

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