Word Summary
Ciyn: E. frontier city of Egypt
Original Word: סִין
Transliteration: Ciyn
Phonetic Spelling: (seen)
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: E. frontier city of Egypt
Meaning: eastern frontier city of Egypt
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; Sin the name of an Egyptian town and (probably) desert adjoining -- Sin.


H5512. Ciyn

I. סִיןproper name, of a location Sin, i.e. Pelusium, east frontier city of Egypt (Egyptian 'Imt = clay, of which סין‎ is translated (compare Aramaic סְיָןclay), according to SteindBAS i. 599, who compare IIηλούσιον(πηλός = dirt, mud), compare BrugschDict. Géogr. 1081 ff.); — Ezekiel 30:15 (ᵐ5Σαιν accusative), + 30:16, but here Co Toy read plausibly סון‎, i.e. סְוָן‎ = Syene (see [סְוָן‎], סְוֵנֵה‎), ᵐ5συηνη. — On Pelusium see BdEgypt.4 (1898), 169.

II. סִיןproper name, of a location wilderness between Elim and Sinai, מִדְבַּרסִֿין‎, according to P, Exodus 16:1; 17:1; Numbers 33:11; 3:12; ᵐ5Σειν, A ᵐ5L Σιν; compare EbGS 2. 155 ff. and especially DiExodus 16:1.