Word Summary
tsair: little, insignificant, young
Original Word: צָעִיר
Transliteration: tsair
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-eer')
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: little, insignificant, young
Meaning: little, insignificant, young
Strong's Concordance
least, little one, small one, younger,

Or tsanowr {tsaw-ore'}; from tsa'ar; little; (in number) few; (in age) young, (in value) ignoble -- least, little (one), small (one), + young(-er, -est).

see HEBREW tsa'ar


H6810. tsair

I. צָעִירadjective little, insignificant, young; — absoluteצָעִירGenesis 25:23 +; feminine צְעִירָה19:31 +; צְעִרָה1 Samuel 9:12; masculine plural צְעִירִיםJob 30:1; suffix צְעִירֶיהָJeremiah 48:4 Qr (Kt צעוריה‎ but see צֹעַר‎); צְעִירֵיהֶם14:3 (Kt צעוריהם‎), etc.; —

1.a. little, with idea of insignificance Judges 6:15 ("" הַדַּל‎), compare 1 Samuel 9:21 ("" קְטַנֵּי‎), Micah 5:1; Psalm 68:28; Isaiah 60:22 (opposed to עצום גוי‎); of horn in vision Daniel 8:9, read probablyצעירה אחרת‎ for מִצְּעִירָה אחת‎, compare Bev Dr; הַצֹּאן צְעִירֵיJeremiah 49:20; 50:45 (figurative of helpless captives).

b. insignificant, mean, Psalm 119:141 ("" נִבְזֶה‎), Jeremiah 14:3 (as substantive); on 48:4.see צֹעַר‎.

2 more often of age, young (usually with article the younger, youngest, as substantive), of son (brother), opposed to הַבְּכוֺרGenesis 43:33; 48:14 (both J), Joshua 6:26; 1 Kings 16:34, opposed to רַבGenesis 25:23 (J), compare יְשִׁישִׁים ואתם לְיָמִים ׳צ אניJob 32:6; of daughter (sister), opposed to הַבְּכִירָהGenesis 19:31, 34, 35, 38(J) 29:26 (E); — here belongs also לימים מִמֶּנִּי צְעַירִיםJob 30:1, si vera lectio; GHBWr Siegf Bu strike out לימים ממני‎; ᵐ5ἐλἁχιστοι); put then under 1b.