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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Si·nai /ˈsaɪˌnaɪ ||niˌaɪ/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet
           high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses
           received the Ten Commandments [syn: Mount Sinai]
      2: a desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt [syn:
         Sinai Desert]
      3: a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea
         [syn: Sinai Peninsula]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    of Sin (the moon god), called also Horeb, the name of the
    mountain district which was reached by the Hebrews in the third
    month after the Exodus. Here they remained encamped for about a
    whole year. Their journey from the Red Sea to this encampment,
    including all the windings of the route, was about 150 miles.
    The last twenty-two chapters of Exodus, together with the whole
    of Leviticus and Num. ch. 1-11, contain a record of all the
    transactions which occurred while they were here. From Rephidim
    (Ex. 17:8-13) the Israelites journeyed forward through the Wady
    Solaf and Wady esh-Sheikh into the plain of er-Rahah, "the
    desert of Sinai," about 2 miles long and half a mile broad, and
    encamped there "before the mountain." The part of the mountain
    range, a protruding lower bluff, known as the Ras Sasafeh
    (Sufsafeh), rises almost perpendicularly from this plain, and is
    in all probability the Sinai of history. Dean Stanley thus
    describes the scene:, "The plain itself is not broken and uneven
    and narrowly shut in, like almost all others in the range, but
    presents a long retiring sweep, within which the people could
    remove and stand afar off. The cliff, rising like a huge altar
    in front of the whole congregation, and visible against the sky
    in lonely grandeur from end to end of the whole plain, is the
    very image of the 'mount that might be touched,' and from which
    the voice of God might be heard far and wide over the plain
    below." This was the scene of the giving of the law. From the
    Ras Sufsafeh the law was proclaimed to the people encamped below
    in the plain of er-Rahah. During the lengthened period of their
    encampment here the Israelites passed through a very memorable
    experience. An immense change passed over them. They are now an
    organized nation, bound by covenant engagement to serve the Lord
    their God, their ever-present divine Leader and Protector. At
    length, in the second month of the second year of the Exodus,
    they move their camp and march forward according to a prescribed
    order. After three days they reach the "wilderness of Paran,"
    the "et-Tih", i.e., "the desert", and here they make their first
    encampment. At this time a spirit of discontent broke out
    amongst them, and the Lord manifested his displeasure by a fire
    which fell on the encampment and inflicted injury on them. Moses
    called the place Taberah (q.v.), Num. 11:1-3. The journey
    between Sinai and the southern boundary of the Promised Land
    (about 150 miles) at Kadesh was accomplished in about a year.
    (See MAP facing page 204.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Sinai, a bush; enmity