sciniph

noun
scin·​iph | \ ˈsinə̇f \
plural -s

Definition of sciniph

: a stinging or biting insect in Exod 8:17 (DV) or a gnat (RSV)

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History and Etymology for sciniph

Late Latin sciniphes, plural, sciniphs, from Greek skniphes, plural of sknips small woodworm; akin to Greek knips, an insect

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“Sciniph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciniph. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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