plural -s
: a stinging or biting insect in Exodus 8:17 (Douay Version) or a gnat (Revised Standard Version)

Word History


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

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“Sciniph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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