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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #07225 - רֵאשִׁית

Transliteration
rê'shı̂yth
Phonetics
ray-sheeth'  
Word Origin
from the same as (07218)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TWOT
2097e
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) first, beginning, best, chief

1a) beginning

1b) first

1c) chief

1d) choice part

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 536 ‑ ἀπαρχή (ap‑ar‑khay');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (51) NAS (51) HCS (50)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Leviticus 2
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 6
1 Samuel 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 3
Psalms 3
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 6
Ezekiel 3
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Amos 2
Micah 1
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Leviticus 2
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 6
1 Samuel 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 3
Psalms 3
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 6
Ezekiel 3
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Amos 2
Micah 1
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Leviticus 2
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 7
1 Samuel 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 3
Psalms 3
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 6
Ezekiel 3
Daniel 1
Hosea 1
Amos 2
Micah 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cfs 43
n-cfs 45
n-cfs 45
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1458) sr (רסה RSh) AC: Inherit CO: Head AB: ?: The pictograph r is a picture of the head. The head of the tribe (chief) or family (father) is passed from generation to generation. The head grants permission for the betrothal of his daughters and determines the inheritor of the tribe or family. The head of a person, place, thing or time. (eng: raise - with the exchange of the s and sh)

A) sr (רסה RSh) AC: ? CO: Head AB: ?

Nf2 ) tsr (רסהת RShT) - Net: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (21): net - Strongs: H7568 (רֶשֶׁת)

fjm) nfisr (רסהיונ RShYWN) - Permission: KJV (1): grant - Strongs: H7558 (רִשְׁיוֹן)

B) ssr (רסהסה RShSh) AC: ? CO: Head AB: ?

ibm ) sisrt (תרסהיסה TRShYSh) - Tarshish: An unknown precious stone. A chief of trade goods. KJV (7): beryle - Strongs: H8658 (תַּרְשִׁישׁ)

C) sra (ארסה ARSh) AC: Request CO: ? AB: ?: A granting permission to marry.

V) sra (ארסה ARSh) - Betroth: To request a woman for marriage. [df: Vra] KJV (11): (vf: Pual, Piel) betroth, espouse - Strongs: H781 (אָרַשׂ)

Nf2 ) tsra (ארסהת ARShT) - Request: KJV (1): request - Strongs: H782 (אֲרֶשֶׁת)

D) sar (ראסה RASh) AC: ? CO: Head AB: ?

Nm ) sar (ראסה RASh) - Head: The top of the body. A person in authority or role of leader. The top, beginning or first of something. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: syr] KJV (619): head, chief, top, beginning, company, captain, sum, first, principal, chapiters, rulers - Strongs: H7217 (רֵאשׁ), H7218 (רֹאשׁ), H7389 (רִישׁ)

Nf3 ) tfsar (ראסהות RAShWT) - Headrest: A place where the head is laid. KJV (1): bolster - Strongs: H7226 (רַאֲשׁוֹת)

Nf4) tisar (ראסהית RAShYT) - Beginning: The head of a space such as the head of a river or time such as an event. KJV (51): beginning, firstfruits, first, chief - Strongs: H7225 (רֵאשִׁית)

af1) esarm (מראסהה MRAShH) - Head: As a leader. KJV (1): principality - Strongs: H4761 (מְרַאֲשׁוֹת)

ef1) esair (ריאסהה RYAShH) - Beginning: The head of a space such as the head of a river or time such as an event. KJV (185): first, former, beginning, chief, before, old, foremost, aforetime - Strongs: H7223 (רִאשֹׁן)

ejm) nfsair (ריאסהונ RYAShWN) - First: The head of a time or position. KJV (185): first, former, beginning, chief, before, old, foremost, aforetime - Strongs: H7223 (רִאשֹׁן)

gm) safr (רואסה RWASh) - Venom: The poison of serpents that comes sacks located in the head. Also by extension any type of poison. KJV (12): gall, venom, poison, hemlock - Strongs: H7219 (רוֹשׁ)

gf1) esafr (רואסהה RWAShH) - Head: KJV (1): beginnings - Strongs: H7222 (רֹאשָׁה)

kf1) esarm (מראסהה MRAShH) - Headrest: A place where the head is laid. KJV (8): bolster, pillow, head - Strongs: H4763 (מְרַאֲשׁוֹת)

emfm) insair (ריאסהני RYAShNY) - First: The head of a time or position. KJV (1): first - Strongs: H7224 (רִאשׁוֹנִי)

J) sfr (רוסה RWSh) AC: ? CO: Poor AB: ?: One who hangs down the head and is in need.

Nm) sfr (רוסה RWSh) - Poor: KJV (24): poor, lack, needy - Strongs: H7326 (רוּשׁ)

L) sri (ירסה YRSh) AC: Inherit CO: ? AB: Inheritance: The inheritor becomes the head of the family. [See also src]

V) sri (ירסה YRSh) - Inherit: KJV (232): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) possession, out, inherit, heir, possession, succeed, dispossess, poverty, drive, enjoy, poor, expel - Strongs: H3423 (יָרֵשׁ)

Nf1) esri (ירסהה YRShH) - Inheritance: KJV (2): possession - Strongs: H3424 (יְרֵשָׁה)

am) srfm (מורסה MWRSh) - Inheritance: KJV (3): possession, thought - Strongs: H4180 (מוֹרָשׁ)

af1) esrfm (מורסהה MWRShH) - Inheritance: KJV (9): possession, inheritance, heritage - Strongs: H4181 (מוֹרָשָׁה)

df1) esfri (ירוסהה YRWShH) - Inheritance: KJV (14): possession, heritage, inheritance - Strongs: H3425 (יְרֻשָּׁה)

icm) sfrit (תירוסה TYRWSh) - Wine: A freshly pressed wine. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (38): wine - Strongs: H8492 (תִּירֹשׁ)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [רֵאשִׁית] noun feminine beginning, chief (for *רְאֵשִׁית GGA 1884,1019, compare Holz Hexateuch 465; Syriac ); — absolute ׳ר Deuteronomy 33:21+, construct ׳ר Genesis 10:10+, רֵשִׁית Deuteronomy 11:12; suffix רֵאשִׁיתוֺ Ecclesiastes 7:8, רֵאשִׁתוֺ Job 42:12, etc.; —

1.a beginning of kingdom Genesis 10:10 (J), year Deuteronomy 11:12, reign Jeremiah 26:1; Jeremiah 27:1; Jeremiah 28:1; Jeremiah 49:34;= first phase, step, or element in course of events Isaiah 46:10 (opposed to אַחֲרִית); of a thing (דָּבָר) Ecclesiastes 7:8 (opposed to id.); of sin Micah 1:13, strife Proverbs 17:14, wisdom Psalm 111:10, knowledge Proverbs 1:7 thy beginning Job 8:7 #NAME?his beginning Job 42:12 (both opposed to אַחֲרִית), ׳ר before clause, ׳בָּרָא א׳בְּר Genesis 1:1 in the beginning when god created (> absolute in the beginning God created); אֹנִי׳ר Genesis 49:3 (poem) beginning (first product) of my manly vigour ("" בְּכֹרִיכֹּחִי so Deuteronomy 21:17; Psalm 78:51 (both "" בְּכוֺת Psalm 105:36; compare דֵּרְכֵי אֵל׳ר Job 40:19 (of hippopotamus), דַּרְכּוֺ׳ר Proverbs 8:22 (of wisdom);=first season (of a tree) Hosea 9:10; גּוֺיִם׳ר Numbers 24:20 (JE), first, earliest, of nations.

b. first of fruits Exodus 23:19 (E), Exodus 34:26 (JE), Deuteronomy 26:2,10; Ezekiel 44:30.a, of harvest Leviticus 23:10 (H), grain Deuteronomy 18:4; 2 Chronicles 31:5 dough Numbers 15:20,21 (P), Ezekiel 44:30b Nehemiah 10:38, wool Deuteronomy 18:4; of כָּלתְּֿבוּאָתֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 3:9; Israel is תְּבוּאָתֹה׳ר Jeremiah 2:3 (i.e. of ׳י s increase); ׳ר= first-fruits Leviticus 2:12 (P), Numbers 18:12 (P), Nehemiah 12:44; הָאָרֶץ׳ר Ezekiel 48:14

2 first chief, Amos 6:1; גְּבוּרָתָם׳ר Jeremiah 49:35 (of bows); so apparently בְּנֵי עַמּוֺן׳ר Daniel 11:41, i.e. the principal part of them (Buhl Marti conjecture שְׁאֵרִית after ᵑ6); מַשְׁאוֺתֵיכֶם׳ר Ezekiel 20:40, i.e. your chief oblations; שְׁמָנִים׳ר Amos 6:6, i.e. choice oils; = choice part, of land Deuteronomy 33:21, offering 1 Samuel 2:29, הַחֵרֶם 1 Samuel 15:21; absolute chief thing Proverbs 4:7 (of wisdom).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

רֵאשִׁית f. once רֵשִׁית Deuteronomy 11:12 (denom. from רֹאשׁ, Ch. רֵאשׁ head, chief, with the added syllable ־ִית, see Gr. § 76, No. 4).

(1)  beginning, Genesis 1:1, 10:10 Jeremiah 28:1.

(2) a former state, Job 42:12 former times, Isaiah 46:10.

(3) the first of its kind

(a) with regard to time, first fruits, Genesis 49:3, רֵאשִׁית אוֹנִי “first fruits of my strength,” i.e. first born. רֵאשִׁית דַּרְכּוֹ first fruits of things created by him, Proverbs 8:22 [this is rather to be compared with ἡ ἀρχὴ τῆς κτίσεως τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 3:14, i.e. Christ, head of creation, not spoken of as a creature], compare Job 40:19; Deuteronomy 33:21, וַיַּרְא רֵאשִׁית לוֹ “he chose the first part for himself,” as if the first fruits of the holy land. Very often used of the first fruits offered in the temple, Leviticus 2:12, 23:10 Deuteronomy 18:4, 26:10.

(b) with regard to dignity, the first, chief, Amos 6:1,.

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List of Word Forms
בְּרֵ֣אשִׁיתָ֔הּ בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בְּרֵאשִׁ֗ית בְּרֵאשִׁית֙ בראשית בראשיתה וְרֵאשִׁ֖ית וְרֵאשִׁ֛ית וְרֵאשִׁ֣ית וְרֵאשִׁ֤ית וְרֵאשִׁ֥ית וְרֵאשִׁית֩ וּ֝מֵרֵאשִׁ֗ית ומראשית וראשית לָרֵאשִׁ֣ית לראשית מֵֽרֵאשִׁית֑וֹ מֵֽרֵאשִׁית֙ מֵֽרֵשִׁית֙ מֵרֵאשִׁ֛ית מֵרֵאשִׁ֣ית ׀ מֵרֵאשִׁית֙ מֵרֵאשִׁת֑וֹ מראשית מראשיתו מראשתו מרשית רֵ֘אשִׁ֤ית רֵ֝אשִׁ֗ית רֵאשִׁ֖ית רֵאשִׁ֗ית רֵאשִׁ֛ית רֵאשִׁ֣ית רֵאשִׁ֤ית רֵאשִׁ֥ית רֵאשִׁ֨ית רֵאשִׁית֙ רֵאשִׁיתְךָ֣ רֵאשִׁיתָ֛ם ראשית ראשיתך ראשיתם bə·rê·šî·ṯāh bə·rê·šîṯ bereShit beReshiTah bərêšîṯ bərêšîṯāh lā·rê·šîṯ lareShit lārêšîṯ mê·rê·ši·ṯōw mê·rê·šî·ṯōw mê·rê·šîṯ mereShit mereshiTo mêrêšîṯ mêrêšiṯōw mêrêšîṯōw rê·šî·ṯām rê·šî·ṯə·ḵā rê·šîṯ reShit reshiTam reshiteCha rêšîṯ rêšîṯām rêšîṯəḵā ū·mê·rê·šîṯ umereShit ūmêrêšîṯ vereShit wə·rê·šîṯ wərêšîṯ
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