[סָגָן, סֶ֫גֶן] noun masculine prefect, ruler (loan-word from Assyrian šaknu, prefect of conquered city or province (√ šakânu, set, appoint DlHWB 659, compare SchrCOT
[Isa 41:25]; apparently = Late Hebrew סָגָן, סֶגֶן, Aramaic סִגְנָא a superior (not high) priest; Mandean אשגאנדא WBrandtMand. Schriften 169 a candidate for priesthood; compare Jen in Brandtib.; hence perhaps Greek ζωγάνης, compare LewyFremdw. 129); — only plural סְגָנִים [Ezek 23:6] + 14 t.; suffix סְגָנֶיהָ [Jer 51:57] + v [Jer 51:58] (where read probably סְגָנָיו ᵐ5 Gie); —
1. prefects of Assyr. and Babylonian
[Ezek 23:6]; [Ezek 23:12]; [Ezek 23:23]; [Jer 51:23]; [Jer 51:57] (all + פַּחוֺת), [Isa 41:25], of king of Medes [Jer 51:28] (+ פַּחוֺת).
2. petty rulers, officials of Judah (only Nehemiah Ezra in sources): distinguished from חֹרִים nobles
[Neh 2:16]; [Neh 4:8]; [Neh 4:13]; [Neh 5:7]; [Neh 7:5] alone, [Neh 2:16]; [Neh 12:40]; [Neh 13:11] + יְהוּדִים [Neh 5:17] (see also [Neh 2:16]); + שָׂרִים [Ezra 9:2]. compare Biblical Aramaic סְגַן.
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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