And Aaron stretched forth his hand, holding the rod: and he struck the dust of the earth, and there came sciniphs on men and on beasts: all the dust of the earth was turned into sciniphs through all the land of Egypt. Exodus 8:17 (Douay version)
Origin of sciniph
- Latin scinifes, cinifes or ciniphes, plural, from Ancient Greek σκνίψ (sknips, “gnat, small fly(flea?)”), plural σκνῖφες (skniphes) or σκνῖπες (sknipes).