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Bibil Identifier bibil:238044
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) סַנְסִנָּיו (sansinnāyw; Song of Songs 7:9) and the Palpal Noun Pattern
Author Viezel, Eran
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature (Volume: 133, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 751-756 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The word סַנְסִנָּיו (sansinnāyw; Song 7:9) is a hapax legomenon, and there is no scholarly consensus about its meaning. It has been variously identified as denoting the branches of a date palm, clusters of dates, or the blossoms or the fruit of a date palm. The word sansinnāyw belongs to the class of noun pattern termed palpal (פַּלְפַּל). This article maintains that some of the words of the palpal noun pattern share a common semantic characteristic. This characteristic enables one to determine the precise meaning of the word סַנְסִנָּיו: a fruit-laden cluster of dates.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Semiotics (general) : Semantics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Hapax legomena
Pericopes Song of Solomon 7,9
Terms סַנְסִן סנסן
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