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צַד

Graham S. Ogden

(1) noun m | ‏ צדד
(a) Parts: Creatures
= side of a person's body, especially of the rump, right above the hip; place where people sometimes carried their small children; location where one's body is unprotected and vulnerable  - side  (NUM.33:55; JOS.23:13; JDG.2:3 ...)
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(b) Parts
= side of an inanimate object  - side  (GEN.6:16; EXO.25:32,32 ...)
(c) Relations of Location ‏מִצַּד‎
= relation referring to the location alongside an object or as part of that object  - beside, alongside, to the side of  (DEU.31:26; JOS.3:16; 6:9 ...)

(a) NJB; RSV NIV NRSV "in the arms"; REB "beside them"; LXX NJPS "on their shoulders"
(b) HOTTP-B suggests that this word refers to some type of hunting instrument; RSV NRSV NJPS NJB GNT צָרִים "adversary, enemy, oppressor"; NIV SDBH read this phrase as a truncated form of the idiom "thorns in one's side"