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HebrewEdit

 
סנפירים של הדג Lampanyctodes hectoris

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Perhaps related to Arabic نَفَرَ(nafara, to flee in fear) or Arabic زَنْفَلَ(zanfala, to hasten).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

סְנַפִּיר (s'napírm (plural indefinite סְנַפִּירִים‎)

  1. fin, flipper (of a fish or other marine animal)
    • Leviticus 11:9, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      אֶת־זֶה תֹּאכְלוּ מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר בַּמָּיִם כֹּל אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ סְנַפִּיר וְקַשְׂקֶשֶׂת בַּמַּיִם בַּיַּמִּים וּבַנְּחָלִים אֹתָם תֹּאכֵלוּ׃‎‎
      'et-zé tokh'lú mikól 'ashér bamáyim kól 'asher-ló s'napír v'kashkéshet bamáyim bayamím uvan'khalím 'otám tokhélu.
      ʾeṯ-ze tōḵəlū mikkōl ʾăšer bammā́yim kōl ʾăšer-lō sənappīr wəqašqéšeṯ bammáyim bayyāmīm ūḇannəḥālīm ʾōṯām tōḵḗlū.
      These may ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them may ye eat.
  2. (usually in the plural, swimming) fin, flipper (device worn to aid swimming)
  3. fin (device that directs airflow, such as of a projectile)
  4. fin (device that facilitates heat transfer, such as of a radiator)