From Hittite 𒂁 (ḫarši-, “a kind of rough pottery vessel”); in the Tanakhic passages it does not mean the material itself, but only a kind of vessel, which apparently derives from Asia Minor with the borrowing. Other Semitic languages have instead of this word a phono-semantic matching, under which are Classical Syriac ܚܶܙܦܳܐ (ḵezəpā), Classical Syriac ܚܶܨܦܳܐ (ḵeṣəpā, “piece of pottery”), whence Arabic خَزَف (ḵazaf), and Ge'ez ጻሕብ (ṣaḥb), ጻኅብ (ṣaḫb, “earthen vessel”).
- חַרְסִינָה (kharsína)
- Rabin, Chaim (1963), “Hittite Words in Hebrew”, in Orientalia, volume 32, issue 2, →DOI, pages 118–120
- “חרס” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language