פשר

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

פשר ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. to interpret, to explain
  2. to melt, to dissolve

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root פ־שׁ־ר ‎(p-sh-r). The noun is attested from the Bible; the verbs are first attested in Talmudic literature.

Noun[edit]

פֵּשֶׁר ‎(pésherm ‎(no plural forms, singular construct פֵּשֶׁר־) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. A solution, an explanation, an interpretation.
    • Ecclesiastes 8:1:
      מִי כְּהֶחָכָם וּמִי יוֹדֵעַ פֵּשֶׁר דָּבָר חָכְמַת אָדָם תָּאִיר פָּנָיו וְעֹז פָּנָיו יְשֻׁנֶּא׃
      mí k'hekhakhám umí yodéa pésher davár khokhmát adám ta'ír panáv v'óz panáv y'shuné.
      Who [is] as the wise [man]? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.[1]
  2. (פֵּשֶׁר־, pésher-) singular construct form of פֵּשֶׁר‎.

Verb[edit]

פָּשַׁר ‎(pashár) ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. (intransitive, of a solid) To melt: to become liquid.
  2. (intransitive) To thaw: to become lukewarm (instead of cold).
  3. (transitive) To solve, to explain.

Verb[edit]

פִּשֵּׁר ‎(pishér) ‎(pi'el construction)

  1. Defective spelling of פישר.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (1611) Authorized King James translation.