אשה

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Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Ugaritic 𐎀𐎘𐎚 (ảṯt), Aramaic אִנְתְּתָא (ʾintəṯā), אִיתְּתָא (ʾittəṯā), Arabic أُنْثَى (ʾunṯā).

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Noun[edit]

אִשָּׁה ('isháf (plural indefinite נָשִׁים, singular construct אֵשֶׁת־, plural construct נְשׁוֹת־ or נְשֵׁי־, masculine counterpart אִישׁ) [pattern: קִטְלָה]

  1. woman (adult female human)
  2. wife (female spouse)
  3. (Biblical Hebrew) a female animal
    • Genesis 7:2, with translation of the King James Version:
      מִכֹּל הַבְּהֵמָה הַטְּהוֹרָה תִּקַּח לְךָ שִׁבְעָה שִׁבְעָה אִישׁ וְאִשְׁתּוֹ וּמִן הַבְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא טְהֹרָה הִוא שְׁנַיִם אִישׁ וְאִשְׁתּוֹ׃‎
      Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Related to אֵשׁ ('ésh, fire).

Noun[edit]

אִשָּׁה ('ishéf (plural indefinite אִשִּׁים, singular construct אִשֵּׁה־, plural construct אִשֵּׁי־)

  1. (biblical) burnt offering
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