6848. tsepha'
Strong's Concordance
tsepha': adder
Original Word: צֶפַע
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: tsepha'
Phonetic Spelling: (tseh'-fah; or tsiphDefinition: a serpent
Brown-Driver-Briggs
צִפְעוֺנִי noun masculine id.; — absolute ׳צ Isaiah 11:8 ("" מָּ֑תֶן), ׳בֵּיצֵי צ Isaiah 59:5; כְּצִפְעֹנִי Proverbs 23:32 (simile; "" נָתָשׁ); plural צִפְעֹנִים Jeremiah 8:17 (app. נְחָשִׁים); identification dubious; TristrNHB 275 ('possibly') daboia xanthina, a venomous viper, but vipers do not lay eggs FurrerBi HWB 2, 1423; Furrer proposes ailurophis vivex.

II. צפע (√ of following; compare Arabic cacavit, , Ethiopic excrement.).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
adder, cockatrice

From an unused root meaning to extrude; a viper (as thrusting out the tongue, i.e. Hissing) -- adder, cockatrice.

Forms and Transliterations
וּֽכְצִפְעֹנִ֥י וכצפעני צִפְעֹנִ֔ים צִפְעוֹנִ֔י צִפְעוֹנִי֙ צֶ֔פַע צפע צפעוני צפענים ṣe·p̄a‘ ṣep̄a‘ ṣip̄‘ōnîm ṣip̄‘ōwnî ṣip̄·‘ō·nîm ṣip̄·‘ō·w·nî Tzefa tzifoNi tzifoNim ū·ḵə·ṣip̄·‘ō·nî uchetzifoNi ūḵəṣip̄‘ōnî
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Proverbs 23:32
HEB: כְּנָחָ֣שׁ יִשָּׁ֑ךְ וּֽכְצִפְעֹנִ֥י יַפְרִֽשׁ׃
NAS: And stings like a viper.
KJV: and stingeth like an adder.
INT: A serpent bites A viper and stings

Isaiah 11:8
HEB: וְעַל֙ מְאוּרַ֣ת צִפְעוֹנִ֔י גָּמ֖וּל יָד֥וֹ
NAS: his hand on the viper's den.
KJV: his hand on the cockatrice' den.
INT: and den the viper's and the weaned his hand

Isaiah 14:29
HEB: נָחָשׁ֙ יֵ֣צֵא צֶ֔פַע וּפִרְי֖וֹ שָׂרָ֥ף
NAS: root a viper will come
KJV: shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit
INT: the serpent's will come A viper fruit serpent

Isaiah 59:5
HEB: בֵּיצֵ֤י צִפְעוֹנִי֙ בִּקֵּ֔עוּ וְקוּרֵ֥י
NAS: They hatch adders' eggs and weave
KJV: They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave
INT: eggs adders' hatch web

Jeremiah 8:17
HEB: בָּכֶ֗ם נְחָשִׁים֙ צִפְעֹנִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֵין־
NAS: serpents against you, Adders, for which
KJV: serpents, cockatrices, among you, which [will] not [be] charmed,
INT: I am sending serpents Adders which there

5 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 6848
5 Occurrences


ṣe·p̄a‘ — 1 Occ.
ṣip̄·‘ō·w·nî — 2 Occ.
ṣip̄·‘ō·nîm — 1 Occ.
ū·ḵə·ṣip̄·‘ō·nî — 1 Occ.










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