חסה

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Hebrew[edit]

חסה

Etymology 1[edit]

From Aramaic חַסָּא (khassaʾ). Compare likely cognates Arabic خَسّ (ḵass) and Maltese ħassa, both with the same meaning.

Noun[edit]

חָסָה (khásaf (plural indefinite חָסָוֹת)

  1. lettuce (an edible plant, Lactuca sativa)
    • a. 500 CE, Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 115:1:
      [] והדר אכיל מצה וחסא בהדי הדדי בלא ברכה זכר למקדש []
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ח־ס־ה

Verb[edit]

חָסָה (khasá) (pa'al construction)

  1. (literary) to shelter, to take refuge
    • Judges 9:15, with translation of the New International Version:
      [] בֹּאוּ חֲסוּ בְצִלִּי []
      [] bo'ú khasú b'tsilí []
      [] come and take refuge in my shade []
    • Psalms 144:2, with translation of the New International Version:
      חַסְדִּי וּמְצוּדָתִי מִשְׂגַּבִּי וּֽמְפַלְטִי לִי מָגִנִּי וּבֹו חָסִיתִי הָרֹודֵד עַמִּי תַחְתָּֽי׃‏
      He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
  2. to trust, to have faith in something or someone
    • Nahum 1:7, with translation of the New International Version:
      טֹוב יהוה לְמָעֹוז בְּיֹום צָרָה וְיֹדֵעַ חֹסֵי בֹֽו׃‏
      The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares (for those who) trust in him,
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Root
ח־ו־ס

Verb[edit]

חָסָה (khasá)

  1. Feminine singular past tense (suffix conjugation) of חָס (khas)
    • 1919, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Aftermath 1
      כאפרוח יתום תעיתי בדד מסביב לקִנִּי, אבי ואמי עזבוני ועין לא חסה עלי.‏
      As a chicken orphan I wandered alone around my nest, my father and mother left me and no eye had mercy on me.
  2. Feminine singular present participle and present tense of חָס (khas)