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צָבוּעַ

Graham S. Ogden

(1) adj | ‏ צֶבַע | ‏ צִבְעוֹן
(a) Color (State/Process)
= pertaining to having spots and stains and other irregular markings of skin; applies to: animal (skin)  - speckled  (JER.12:9a)
     Body ; Animal [show/hide contextual meanings]
(2) noun m | ‏ צְבֹעִים
(a) Wild Animals
= mammal with a big head and of which the front feet are longer than the hind feet; it has a brownish grey color with dark indistinct stripes that become spots and blotches on its neck; it has a stiff, upright mane that stretches from between its ears all the way down its back until the end of its tail; it feeds mainly on carrion and but occasionally goes hunting itself; lives in holes and hollows under logs but is also known to inhabit abandoned houses or tombs; produces wailing sounds; hyaena hyaena; probably unclean; see Fauna Handbook  - hyena  (JER.12:9a)
     Animal [show/hide contextual meanings]

(a) RSV NIV NJB GNT CEV "speckled bird of prey" = [a]‏‏; LXX NJPS NRSV REB "hyena" = [b]‏‏; Hope (56ff,134) prefers [b]‏‏, which is also supported by SIR.13:18 where the Hebrew version has צבוע and the Greek, ὑαίνης
(b) see also Fauna Handbook