כָּנָף109 noun feminine
[1Kgs 6:27] (masculine [Ezek 7:2] Kt, but compare Qr and Co; also apparently [2Chr 3:11]; [2Chr 3:13], but see Be), wing, extremity (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כַּנְפָֿא, ; Zinjirli אחז בכנף מראה, figurative for attached himself to the party of his lord, PanammuInscr. l. 11, compare [Zech 8:23] (2 a below); DHMSendsch. 58; Arabic , Assyrian kappu, Ethiopic ); — absolute ׳כ [Gen 1:21] +; construct כְּנַף [1Kgs 6:24] +; suffix כְּנָפִי [Ezek 16:8], כְּנָפֶ֑ךָ [Ruth 3:9], כְּנָפוֺ [Hag 2:12] dual כְּנָפַיִם [1Kgs 8:7] + (even of more than two, [Isa 6:2] (twice in verse); [Ezek 1:6]; [Ezek 1:21]); construct כַּנְפֵי [Exod 19:4] suffix כְּנָפֶיךָ [Ezek 5:3], כְּנָפַיִךְ [Jer 2:34], כְּנָפָיו [Isa 8:8] +; כְּנָפֶיהָ [Hos 4:19]; [Mal 3:20] כַּנְפֵיהֶם [1Kgs 6:27] +; כַנְפֵיהֶן [Ezek 1:24]; [Ezek 1:25] plural construct כַּנְפוֺת [Deut 22:12] + 4 t.; —
\ \ a. of birds
[Isa 10:14] (in figurative), [Exod 19:4] (E ? R ? figurative) [Deut 32:11] (in simile), [Zech 5:9]; [Lev 1:17] (P), [Job 39:13]; [Job 39:26]; [Ps 68:14] in figure of invading king [Jer 48:40]; [Jer 49:22]; [Ezek 17:3]; [Ezek 17:7] so apparently [Isa 8:8] of invader as overflowing river (but Du Che separate וְהָיָה מֻטּוֺת כְּנָפָיו from preceding); of riches, as flying away [Prov 23:5] in phrase צִפּוֺר כָּנָף = winged birds [Deut 4:17]; [Ps 148:10], ׳(עֵיט)צִפּוֺר כָּלכֿ [Ezek 39:4]; [Ezek 39:17], ׳כֹּל צִפּוֺר כָּלכֿ [Gen 7:14] (P), [Ezek 17:23], ׳עוֺף כ [Gen 1:21] (P), [Ps 78:27] also ׳בַּעַל כ [Prov 1:17] = winged thing, compare בַּעַלהֿ֯כְּנָפַיִם [Eccl 10:20].
\ \ b. of insects (probably), אֶרֶץ צִלְצַל כְּנָפָ֑יִם
[Isa 18:1] buzzing, or humming of wings, i.e. Ethiopia, so called from its swarms of flies, with especial reference possibly to the tsetse-fly (so Du, compare Che; id., in general, Hi De; > Kn Di of the tropical shadow falling both ways; Thes1167 b of noise of the wings of an army; reference to sails as wings — compare v [Isa 18:2] — would be suitable, but צִלְצַל does not favour this).
\ \ c. of cherubim
[1Kgs 6:24] (4 t. in verse) + 8 t. Kings, compare [2Chr 3:11] (4 t. in verse) + 6 t. Chronicles; [Ezek 1:6] + 17 t. Ezekiel; [Exod 25:20] (twice in verse); [Exod 39:9] (twice in verse) (all P).
\ \ d. of seraphim
[Isa 6:2] (twice in verse).
\ \ e. of women in Zechariah's vision
[Zech 5:9] (twice in verse). feminine figurative of the wind, [Hos 4:19]; [Ps 18:11] = [2Sam 22:11]; [Ps 104:3].
\ \ g. figurative of the dawn (winged sun-disc ?)
[Ps 139:9], compare of sun of righteousness [Mal 3:20].
\ \ h. figurative of ׳י, as protector of his people
[Ps 17:8]; [Ps 36:8]; [Ps 57:2]; [Ps 61:5]; [Ps 63:3]; [Ps 91:4]; [Ruth 2:12].
2. extremity: —
\ \ a. of garment = skirt, corner, or loose flowing end,
[1Sam 15:27]; [1Sam 24:5]; [1Sam 24:6]; [1Sam 24:12] (twice in verse); [Deut 22:12]; [Deut 23:1]; [Deut 27:20]; (figurative), [Ezek 5:3]; [Ezek 16:8] (in figurative), [Hag 2:12] (twice in verse); [Zech 8:23]; [Num 15:38] (twice in verse) (P; compare RSSem, i. 416, 2nd ed. 437).
\ \ b. of the earth, מִכְּנַף הָאָרֶץ
[Isa 24:16] from the end of the earth; elsewhere plural ׳כַּנְפוֺת הָא [Job 37:3]; [Job 38:13], and, def. ׳הא ׳אַרְבַּע כ [Isa 11:12] the four corners of the earth; so of the holy land [Ezek 7:2]. — עַלכְּֿנַף שִׁקּוּצִים מְשׁוֺמֵם [Dan 9:27] is obscure; Meinh reads, after Vrss., כָּנָף, on the corner (of the altar) is a devastating abomination; < KueOnderzoek 2, ii. 472 Bev, who read עַלכַּֿנּוֺ in its place, instead of it.
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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