אשנב E$NAB Judges 5:28

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אשנב E$NAB Judges 5:28

Postby Isaac Fried » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:12 pm

We read there
בְּעַד הַחַלּוֹן נִשְׁקְפָה וַתְּיַבֵּב אֵם סִיסְרָא בְּעַד הָאֶשְׁנָב
KJV: "The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice"
with אֶשְׁנָב being of the root שנב, a bona fide member of the root family
זנב
טנף, סנף (סְנַפּיִר), צנף
which makes me think that אֶשְׁנָב is a kind of אֶזְנָב EZNAB, 'a tail', namely, either 'a shutter', or 'a curtain'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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