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  1. The Ziz is a giant griffin-like bird in Jewish mythology, said to be large enough to be able to block out the sun with its wingspan. It is considered a giant animal/monster corresponding to archetypal creatures. Rabbis have said that the Ziz is comparable to the Persian Simurgh, while modern scholars compare the Ziz to the Sumerian Anzu and the Ancient Greek phoenix. Behemoth, Leviathan and Ziz were traditionally a favorite decoration motif for rabbis living in Germany.
    • also known as 席茲
  2. ZIZ is the government-owned radio and television service of the Caribbean country of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Its radio programming is broadcast on 555 AM, 95.9 & 96.1 FM, whilst the TV station airs on channels 2 and 5.
  3. Ziz a.k.a. Zizilivakan language: Zizilivakan, also known as Fali of Jilbu and Ulan Mazhilvən, is a Chadic language spoken in Cameroon in Far North Province and neighboring Nigeria. It is one of several in the area that go by the name Fali.
    • also known as Ziziliveken, Fali Of Jilbu, Zizilivakan, Àmzírív, Ziliva

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Myths (2005)

An Insider's A-Z Guide to Mythic People, Places, Objects, and Events Central to the Earth's Visionary Geography by Richard Leviton

Description: The Ziz is a mystical bird described in the Judaic tradition as vast in size, its body spanning the distance between Earth and Heaven. According to Judaic lore, God appointed the Ziz to be the ruler over all the birds. Its name comes ...

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

The Ziz is a kosher bird of incredible proportions, with the ability to spread itself over an astonishingly wide area and some creative power of its own (according to one legend, it created worlds and would have continued to do so had Adam not ...

Google previewIn the Rabbis' Garden (1997)

Adam and Eve in the Midrash by Gerald J. Blidstein

Simon said: The ziz is a clean bird, and when it flies, it obscures the orb of the sun. "Now you were created after everything in order to rule over everything; make haste and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Pratical Materia Medica (1902)

by John Henry Clarke

Marcy proved Ziz. on himself and some others, and symptoms of poisoning have been added. Exhilaration with increased physical strength was noted; but a slight ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (1902)

by John Henry Clarke

Marcy proved Ziz. on himself and some others, and symptoms of poisoning have been added. Exhilaration with increased physical strength was noted ; but a slight ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Bible Dictionary (Annotated Edition) (2012)

by Matthew George Easton

Zif Ziha Ziklag Zillah Zilpah Zilthai Zimmah Zimran Zimri Zin Zina Zion Zior Ziph Ziphah Ziphron Zippor Zipporah Zithri Ziz Ziza Zizah Zoan Zoar Zobah Zohar Zoheleth Zoheth Zophah Zophar Zophim, Field of Zorah Zuph Zuph, Land of Zur ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Concordance of the Names of Persons and Places and of Some of the More Remarkable Terms which Occur in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (1869)

ziz. (rv,. Z~\z). The name of a place in the south-east part of the territory of Judah. In the Eng. Ver. it is applied as the...

Google previewDictionary of Agriculture (2006)

by Heather Bateman

jettinggunjetting gun noun a gun used to apply insecticide JNCCJNCC abbreviation Joint Nature Conservation Committee Johne'sdiseaseJohne's disease /jəυnəz di|ziz/ noun a serious infectious inflammation of the intestines, particularly in ...

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Scrabble value of Z10I1Z10

The value of this 3-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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