ישר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
י־שׁ־ר

Compare Arabic يَسِير(yasīr, easy, plain, simple)

Adjective[edit]

יָשָׁר (yashár) (feminine יְשָׁרָה‎, masculine plural יְשָׁרִים‎, feminine plural יְשָׁרוֹת‎)

  1. right, straight
  2. right, correct (complying with justice)
    • Psalms 37:37, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      שְׁמָר־תָּם וּרְאֵה יָשָׁר כִּי־אַחֲרִית לְאִישׁ שָׁלוֹם׃‎‎
      Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.
    • Leviticus 12:28, with translation of the New International Version:
      [] כִּי תַעֲשֶׂה הַטּוֹב וְהַיָּשָׁר בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ׃‎‎
      [] because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God.
  3. (colloquial) honestly, straightforwardly, forthrightly
  4. (slang) immediately, right away
    אני ישר בא אליך.‎‎ ― I'm coming to you right away.

Noun[edit]

יֹשֶׁר (yósherm

  1. defective spelling of יושר