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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *diθʾ-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒌑𒇷𒀀𒊬 (dīšu [U2.LI.Asar], grass). Compare with Classical Syriac ܬܕܐܐ(sprouting grass, herb; spring).

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דֶּשֶׁא (déshem (plural indefinite דְּשָׁאִים‎, plural construct דִּשְׁאֵי־‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. (uncountable) grass, herb, vegetation
    • Genesis 1:11, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים תַּדְשֵׁא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע עֵץ פְּרִי עֹשֶׂה פְּרִי לְמִינוֹ אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ בוֹ עַל הָאָרֶץ וַיְהִי כֵן׃‎‎
      And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
  2. (countable) a lawn
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דָּשָׁא (dashá) (pa'al construction)

  1. (archaic) to sprout, to grow green

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