2363. chuwsh
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chuwsh: haste
Original Word: חוּשׁ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chuwsh
Phonetic Spelling: (koosh)
Short Definition: haste

I. חוּשׁ verb haste, make haste (Assyrian —âšu, DlPr 180, Ethiopic ; on this verb V. NöZMG 1883, 538) —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular חָשׁ Deuteronomy 32:35 (or Participle, but see Di), 1 singular חַשְׁתִּי Psalm 119:60; Imperfect3feminine singular וַתַּ֫חַשׁ (sic!) Job 31:5 Ges§ 72 R. 9; Imperative חוּ֫שָׁה 1 Samuel 20:38 6t. Psalms, + Psalm 71:12 Qr (Kt חישׁה); Infinitive suffix חוּשִׁי Job 20:2; Participle active חָשׁ Habakkuk 1:8 + Isaiah 8:1,3in proper name; passive חֻשִׁיּם Numbers 32:17; but see below: — make haste Deuteronomy 32:35 ("" קרוב), Psalm 119:60; in prophetic proper name מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז֑ Isaiah 8:1,3; of eagle (in simile of Chald. army) נשׁר חשׁ לאכול Habakkuk 1:8; Job 31:5 subject רנל, followed by עלמֿרמה; חוּ֫שִׁי בּי Job 20:2 my haste in me, i.e. my inward excitement — especially Imperative 1 Samuel 20:38 ("" מהרה), and in Psalms: followed by לְעַזְרָתִי 1 Samuel 22:20; 1Sam 38:23; 1Sam 40:14; 1Sam 70:2; 1Sam 71:12 (Qr); followed by לִי 1Sam 70:6; 1Sam 141:1; passive participle נֵחָלֵץ חֻשִׁים Numbers 32:17, but probably for חֲמֻשִׁים (Kn Di compare Exodus 13:18 etc.); BaNB 180 retains חוּשִׁים and regards it as active (intransitive) = hastening.

Hiph`il Perfect הֵחִישׁוּ Judges 20:27; Imperfect יָחִישׁ Isaiah 28:16; יָחִ֫ישָׁה coh. Isaiah 5:19 (Ges§ 48. 3); אָחִ֫ישָׁה coh. Psalm 55:9; suffix אֲחִישֶׁנָּה Isaiah 60:22; —

1 shew haste, act quickly Judges 20:37; hasten, come quickly Isaiah 5:19 (subject מַעֲשֵׂהוּ, "" יְמַהֵר; others: let him hasten on his work), יָחִישׁ Isaiah 28:16 hasten away (flee), or hasten about distractedly (si vera lectio; Che Guthe read ימישׁ yield, give way).

2 transitive with suffix Isaiah 60:22 I will hasten it; with accusative Psalm 55:9 I would hasten (= secure quickly) my escape.

II. [חוּשׁ] verb feel, enjoy (with the senses) (Now compares Arabic feel, perceive by senses; Late Hebrew חוּשׁ feel pain; Aramaic , חוּשׁ, feel pain; Ethiopic : perception) — only

Qal Imperfect3masculine singular מִּי יאֹכַל וּמִי יָחוּשׁ Ecclesiastes 2:25 who can eat and who can feel (i.e. enjoy pleasure)?

make hasten, ready

A primitive root; to hurry; figuratively, to be eager with excitement or enjoyment -- (make) haste(-n), ready.

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