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Strong's #1487 - גִּישׁ

goosh, gheesh
of uncertain derivation
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Noun Masculine
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1) clod, lump

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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1067) sc (גסה GSh) AC: ? CO: ? AB: ?

B) ssc (גסהסה GShSh) AC: Grope CO: ? AB: ?

V) ssc (גסהסה GShSh) - Grope: KJV (2): (vf: Piel) grope - Strongs: H1659 (גָּשַׁשׁ)

M) sic (גיסה GYSh) AC: ? CO: Clod AB: ?

Nm ) sic (גיסה GYSh) - Clod: A dirt clod. [df: swg] KJV (1): clod - Strongs: H1487 (גִּישׁ)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 גּוּשׁ noun [masculine] clod, lump (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic גּוּשָׁה; compare Arabic etc., rough ground, also ice) — וְגיּשׁ עָפָר Job 7:5, Qr ׳וְגוּשׁ ע.

גֵּז see below גזז. below

גישׁ Job 7:5 Kt, see גּוּשׁ

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

גִּישׁ a clod of earth, of dust. Once found in the Old Test. Job 7:5, קרי, לָבַשׁ בְּשָׂרִי רִמָּה וְגוּשׁ עָפָר כתיב, גִּישׁ “worms and clods of earth clothe (i.e. cover) my body;” referring to the ashy skin of a sick person, which being rough, and as it were scaly, may seem as if sprinkled with clods of earth; LXX. βώλακες γῆς; Vulg. sordes pulveris. The Talmudists use the same word of a clod, and a lump resembling a clod, Mishn. Tehor. 3, § 2, 5, § 1; see more in Thes. p. 276. Hence is derived denom. התגושש to wrestle, prop. to stir up the dust in wrestling (see נֶאֱבַק). The etymology is very obscure; Jo. Simonis thought גּוּשׁ and גִּישׁ were for נְגוּשׁ, נְגִישׁ from the root نَجِسَ to be unclean, filthy; whence نَجَاسَةُ filth; I prefer regarding גּוּשׁ as i.q. نجس, whence also pr.n. גֵּישָׁן.

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וְג֣וּשׁ וגוש veGush wə·ḡūš wəḡūš
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