🔼The name Zaanannim: Summary
- From the verb צען (sa'an), to move about.
🔼The name Zaanannim in the Bible
Zaanannim is a place known for a famous oak, which also serves to mark the northern border of the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33, spelled צעננים). Zaanannim was populated by Kenites and was close to Kedesh (Judges 4:11, spelled צענים).
🔼Etymology of the name Zaanannim
The name Zaanannim appears to be a plural noun taken from the verb צען (sa'an) meaning to move about:
The verb צען (sa'an) means to move or travel, specifically of nomads.
For a meaning of the name Zaanannim, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Enormous Migrations, but it's a mystery where Jones got the idea of enormity from. Jones also doesn't explain where the double nun in the name Zaanannim comes from, which remains a mystery.