צָפִית f.n. covering (?) guard (?) (a hapax legomenon in the Bible, occurring Is. 21:5). Prob. meaning ‘covering’. According to some commentators the word means ‘covering’, according to others the meaning of the word is ‘guard’. [The word derives either from צפה ᴵᴵ (= to cover), or from צפה ᴵ (= to look, observe; to keep watch).]