Word Summary
tsemed: a couple, pair
Original Word: צֶמד
Transliteration: tsemed
Phonetic Spelling: (tseh'-med)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a couple, pair
Meaning: a couple, pair
Strong's Concordance
acre, couple, together, two donkeys, yoke of oxen

A yoke or team (i.e. Pair); hence, an acre (i.e. Day's task for a yoke of cattle to plough) -- acre, couple, X together, two (donkeys), yoke (of oxen).


H6776. tsemed

צֶ֫מֶדnoun masculine1 Kings 19:19 couple, pair; — ׳צ‎ construct Judges 19:3 +; suffix צִמְדּוֺJeremiah 51:23; plural צְמָדִים1 Kings 19:19; 2 Kings 9:25 (but see below); construct צִמְדֵּיIsaiah 5:10 (Ges§ 93m); —

1 couple, pair, usually of animals, ׳צ חֲמֹרִיםJudges 19:3, 10; 2 Samuel 16:1; בָּקָר‎ (הַ‎) ׳צspan of oxen 1 Samuel 11:7; 1 Kings 19:21, plural of more than one span 19:19 (ploughing), Job 1:3; 42:12; מְּרָדִים צֶמֶד2 Kings 5:17; ׳צ מָּרָשִׁיםIsaiah 21:7, 9 a pair of horsemen; plural also of one pair of riders 2 Kings 9:25 (but read probably צֶמֶד‎, so Kit); ׳צ‎ alone = span (of oxen) Jeremiah 51:23.

2 a measure of land (only square measure in OT) like acre; originally apparently what a span can plough (in a day; see NowArchaeology i. 202 BenzArchaeology 208; compare modern faddan, = what, can be ploughed in a season SchumacherZPV xii (1889), 163 f., Across Jordan 22, or in a day BergheimPEQ, 1894, 192, Ency. Bib.ACRE), ׳צ שָׂדֶה1 Samuel 14:14 (on text see Dr HPS); צִמְדֵּיכֶֿרֶםIsaiah 5:10.