- נִדְנֵד(Pilp. of וָדַד) 1) to make restless, shake, weaken. Lev. R. s. 18 (ref. to נֵד, Is. 17:11) נִדְנַדְתֶּם עליכם קצירןוכ׳ (or קצירין; Ar. נִדַּדְתֶּם, fr. נָדַד) (through your willing acceptance of the Law) you had made powerless over you the harvest (harvests, destructive forces) of the governments ; Yalk. Is. 287 נדית עלי (corr. acc.). 2) (neut. verb) to be rocked. Gen. R. s. 53 לא נִדְנְדָה עריסהוכ׳ never was a cradle rocked before it was rocked in the house of Abraham, i. e. never before was there such a festival at the weaning of a child. Nithpa. נִתְנַדְנִד to be moved, stirred up. Ex. R. s. 20, end נ׳ הארון Josephs coffin (sunk in the Nile) was stirred up (and came to the surface; Tanḥ. Ekeb 6 נזדעזע; Tanḥ. Bshall. 2, a. e. צף). Cant. R. to VI, 10 (play on כנ̇ד̇ג̇ל̇ו̇ת̇, ib.) כדור שנתנ̇ד̇נ̇ד̇ לג̇ל̇ו̇ת̇ו like the generation (of Hezekiah) that was stirred up for its exile; ib. כדורשנ׳ לגלות ולא גילה (read: שיִתְנַדְנֵד … ולא יגלה) like the generation (of the Messiah) which shall be moved about as if to go into exile, but shall not go. Ib. מִתְנַרְנְדִים ממסעוכ׳ moving from journey to journey; a. e.
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