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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1880 - דֶּשֶׁן
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דֶּשֶׁן m. with suff. דִּשְׁנִי
(1) fatness, Judges 9:9, meton. used of fat and sumptuous food, Job 36:16; Isaiah 55:2; Jeremiah 31:14 fertility, abundance, Psal. 65:12.
(2) ashes, as fat ashes from the victims burned on the altar (Leviticus 1:16, 4:12 6:3, 1 Kings 13:3), and from corpses burned on a funeral pile (Jeremiah 31:40), Fettafche. It differs as to use, from אֵפֶר which see. Ashes were also used by the ancients for fattening, manuring the fields. See Plin. xvii. 9.
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20