What is the etymology of תרנגול? Is it one of the few native words with five-letter roots?
Oh thanks. I often use Wiktionary but I didn't know the English edition has quite a few Hebrew etymologies.
Yes, there is an idiom in Hebrew, according to Reverso.Context (https://context.reverso.net/translation/english-hebrew/Night+owl). You can say (night bird) - "ציפור לילה", "חיית לילה" - (night animal) ."ינשוף לילה" (night owl)
I'm really late, I don't think you wait for a response after 3 years :D
So if there is a night owl then there is should be an early bird:(https://context.reverso.net/translation/english-hebrew/Early+bird)! (early bird) - ציפור מוקדמת (first bird) - ציפור הראשונה.
Tzipor is an exception. Tzipor (singular) is a female and tziporim (plural) are males.