דשא

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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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