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Subject: Re: Tanith
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 84.128.200.201)
Date: March 24, 2005 at 12:01:51 AM
Reply to: Tanith by Miss Claire
I haven't heard of the personal name TANITH. The Hebrew word for "snake" is "nakhash", and "tan" (tav-nun) means "jackal". "Tanin" is a sort of crocodile, so this is the closest I can get to "serpent" in Hebrew. I have no idea about Egyptian, but I there know there has been some influence on Hebrew names from that side.
I will go to the library some time from now (it's a 30 km drive) and check the Encyclopedia Judaica.

Andy ;—)

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