Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0801 - אִשֶּׁה
1021) sa (אסה ASh) AC: Press CO: Fire AB: Despair: The pictograph a represents strength. The s is a picture of teeth and imply pressing as one does with the teeth to chew food. Combined these pictures mean "a strong pressing down". A fire is made by firmly pressing a wooden rod down onto a wooden board and spinning the rod with a bow drill. Wood dust is generated from the two woods rubbing together and is heated by the friction creating a small ember in the dust. Small tinder is then placed on the ember and is blown ignited the tinder. (eng: ash - as the product of fire)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אִשֶּׁה const. אִשֵּׁה; const. אִשֵּׁי m., a sacrifice, so called from the fire by which it is burned (אֵשׁ), like πυρά, from πῦρ, as if the food for the sacred fire, to be burned for God (with ־ֵה parag., like אֲרִי, אַרְיֵה, הֵן, הִנֵּה). It comprehends all kinds of sacrifices, and is even once used of sacrifices not burned [?] Leviticus 24:7, Leviticus 24:9. It is of very frequent occurrence in some ritual phrases, as אִשֵּׁה רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ לַיהֹוָה “a sacrifice of a sweet smell to the Lord,” Leviticus 1:9, 13, 17 2:2, 3:5 לִרֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ אִשֶּׁה לַיהֹוָה Exodus 29:41; Leviticus 8:21 ellipt. אִשֶּׁה לַיהֹוָה “an (acceptable) sacrifice to the Lord,” Leviticus 2:16; Exodus 29:18, 25 Exodus 29:25 pl. אִשֵּׁי יְהֹוָה “sacrifices offered to the Lord,” Leviticus 2:3, 10.