Mincing [N]

(Heb. taphoph, Isaiah 3:16 ), taking affectedly short and quick steps. Luther renders the word by "wag" or "waggle," thus representing "the affected gait of coquettish females."

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mincing". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


Taking short, quick steps; tripping.

Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and MINCING as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet. ( Isaiah 3:16 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Mincing'". A King James Dictionary.


min'-sing (Taphaph):

"Taking short steps," "walking trippingly." Only in Isaiah 3:16, "walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling (a jingling of the metal anklets) with their feet." Compare OHL.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MINCING'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.