HebrewEdit

Root
ר־א־שׁ(r-ʾ-š)

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *raʔš-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒊕 (rēšum) and Arabic رَأْس(raʾs).

NounEdit

רֹאשׁ (roshm (plural indefinite רָאשִׁים‎, singular construct רֹאשׁ־, plural construct רָאשֵׁי־‎, feminine counterpart ראשה‎)

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. head, chief, leader, chairperson
  3. head, beginning, start; the top, or leading part.
  4. headcount; census
  5. primary: first, beginning
  6. The more succulent, aroma-rich part of a plant, brush or tree bark. [1]
Usage notesEdit

Standing in direct contrast to זנב(zanáv) – the tail, i.e. trailing part.

DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

רֹאשׁ (rōšm (singular construct רֹאשׁ־)

  1. hemlock

AnagramsEdit