Word Summary
shani: scarlet
Original Word: שָׁנִי
Transliteration: shani
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-nee')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: scarlet
Meaning: crimson, the insect, its color, stuff dyed with it
Strong's Concordance
crimson, scarlet thread

Of uncertain derivation; crimson, properly, the insect or its color, also stuff dyed with it -- crimson, scarlet (thread).


H8144. shani

שָׁנִי42 noun [masculine] scarlet (properly coccus ilicis, which attaches itself to leaves and twigs of quercus coccifera; the dried body of female yields colouring matter; compare TristrNHB 319 PostHast. DB SCARLET M'LeanEncy. Bib. id.); — usually הַשּׁ ׳חוּט הַזֶּה שָׁ ׳תִּקְוַתJoshua 2:18 this cord of thread of scarlet, ׳ת ׳הַשּׁ2:21, הַשּׁ ׳חוּטSong of Solomon 4:3 (simile of lips); so ׳(הַ)שּׁ‎ alone Genesis 38:28, 30 (J), and as material of clothing 2 Samuel 1:24; Jeremiah 4:30; Proverbs 31:21 (plural שָׁנִים‎; on order of ll. see Toy); plural also in simile Isaiah 1:18 if your sins are like scarlet (robes); elsewhere (P) (הַ)שּׁ ׳תּוֺלַעַת‎ (see ׳ת‎) of material for curtain, veil, ephod, etc., Exodus 25:4; 26:1 24t. Exodus; ת ׳בֶּגֶד ׳שׁNumbers 4:3 (see II. ׳ב2); construct (הַ)תּ ׳שְׁנִי‎ used in purification, Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52; Numbers 19:6.