עשב

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From an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green).

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עֵשֶׂב ('ésevm (plural indefinite form עֲשָׂבִים, singular construct form עֵשֶׂב־, plural construct form עִשְׂבֵי־)

  1. herb, grass, weed
    • Psalms 106:20, with translation of the New International Version:
      וַיָּמִירוּ אֶת־כְּבוֹדָם בְּתַבְנִית שׁוֹר אֹכֵל עֵשֶׂב׃
      They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass.

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