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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7197 - קָשַׁשׁ
1) to gather, assemble, collect, gather stubble or sticks
1a) (Qal) to gather together
1b) (Poel) to gather stubble
1c) (Hithpoel) to gather oneself together
1435) sq (קסה QSh) AC: Gather CO: Stalk AB: ?: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the s is a picture of the teeth representing pressure. Combined these mean "bring together and pressed". Once the grain stalks are harvested from the field, it is gathered into bundles and secured with a cord in the middle.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
II. [קָשַׁשׁ] doubtful verb, only
Qal Imperative +
Hithpo`el Imperative, הִתְקוֺשְׁשׁוּ וָקוֺשּׁוּ Zephaniah 2:1; AV RV gather yourselves together, yea gather together, from foregoing (compare Vrss), but this only denominative in specific meaning gather stubble, sticks, etc.; read probably with Gr Bu SK 1893,396 and others הִתְבּוֺשְׁשׁוּ.
קָשַׁשׁ in Kal only found Zephaniah 2:1, see Hithpael.
Poel קֹשֵׁשׁ to gather, to seek for (Arab. قَشَّ), e.g. straw, Exodus 5:7, 12 sticks, Numbers 15:32.
Hithpoel, metaph. to gather one’s self, i.e. to collect one’s thoughts together (fich fammeln), Zephaniah 2:1.