the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7179 - קַשׁ
1) stubble, chaff
1435) sq (קסה QSh) AC: Gather CO: Stalk AB: ?: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the s is a picture of the teeth representing pressure. Combined these mean "bring together and pressed". Once the grain stalks are harvested from the field, it is gathered into bundles and secured with a cord in the middle.
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קַשׁ noun masculine Nahum 1:10 stubble, chaff; — absolute ׳ק Exodus 5:12 +, קַ֑שׁ Exodus 15:7; — literal as accusative of congnate meaning with verb ׳לְקשֵׁשׁ קלַתֶּבֶן Exodus 5:12 (J); in simile, as inflammable, Exodus 15:7; Isaiah 5:24; Isaiah 47:14; Nahum 1:10; Joel 2:5, so in metaphor Isaiah 33:11; Obadiah 18; Malachi 3:19; in simile, as driven by wind Isaiah 40:24; Isaiah 41:2; Jeremiah 13:24; Psalm 83:14; figurative of the worthless Job 13:25, of harmless trifles Job 41:20; Job 41:21.
קַשׁ m. straw (so called from its being collected, see קָשַׁשׁ ), Exodus 15:7; Isaiah 5:24, 47:14 chaff dispersed by the wind, Job 13:25; Isaiah 40:24, 41:2.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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