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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #1877 - דֶּשֶׁא
1) grass, new grass, green herb, vegetation, young
1090) sd (דסה DSh) AC: Thresh CO: Grass AB: ?: The pictograph d is a door representing the idea of moving back and forth. The s is a picture of teeth meaning to press. Combined these pictures mean "the back and forth movement of pressure". The grains were placed on the threshing floor where they were trampled on and beaten in order to separate the hulls from the grain. (eng: dash - as tread on and broken)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דֶּשֶׁא m. first sprouts of the earth, tender grass, tender herb, Gr. χλόη (so five times LXX.), Isaiah 66:14 as clothing the meadows, Deuteronomy 32:2; 2 Samuel 23:4 as the food which beasts like, Job 6:5 יֶרֶק דֶּשֶׁא greenness of herbage, Psal. 37:2. It is different from חָצִיר grass ripe for mowing, Proverbs 27:25 and from עֵשֶׂב the more mature herbage, when already in seed, Genesis 1:11, 12. (Chald. דִּתְאָה, Syr. transp. ܬܰܕܐܳܐ, Zab. ܐܛܫܐܳ.)